Category Archives: Esoteric

Fiona Macleod on Skylight Press

Much is still uncertain and undiscovered about the Scottish writer, William Sharp. Born in Paisley on the 12th September 1855, William Sharp passed away on the 12th of December 1905. He was buried within Castello di Maniace in Sicily, Italy at fifty … Continue reading

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A Few Recent Reviews of Skylight Books

Kaleidoscopic Omniscience by Will Alexander “Vermillion shades of astral haunts abound as Alexander takes his readers through a psychedelic romp that leaves the consciousness reeling. There’s nothing usual about Alexander’s visionary take on history: the contemporary, the ancient, and the … Continue reading

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The Talking Tree by William G. Gray

Exactly what were the Qabalists seeking? Their main objective was the same as other Mystery Schools, namely the discovery and knowledge of the Elements of Existence in terms of Fundamental Energies, and the codification of Consciousness as the Pattern (or … Continue reading

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A De-fencing of Agnosticism amid the Imprisoning Structures of (Ir)Religious Semantics

There is a certain well-known social media site where one is asked to declare ‘religious status,’ giving one the opportunity to ‘come out’ in a spiritual sense and hoist a particular creedo flag in all its splendour. Of course, many … Continue reading

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Esoteric Training in Everyday Life by Gareth Knight

“The task of the neophyte is to render himself sensitive to the impressions available to him from his inner teacher. These may be in the form of actual teachings to be disseminated to others, or of actions to perform in … Continue reading

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Melusine of Lusignan and the Cult of the Faery Woman by Gareth Knight

First published by R.J. Stewart Books in 2010, Melusine of Lusignan and the Cult of the Faery Woman is now reissued with extra illustrations, following on from our 2011 edition of The Romance of the Faery Melusine, which offered the author’s … Continue reading

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Christ and Qabalah by Gareth Knight and Anthony Duncan

Me Myself (of which I make so great a fuss) is a mere, brittle spike of consciousness on the circumference of being; a tiny terminal of an unplumbed depth. This opening stanza, read in the quiet nave of an old … Continue reading

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Dion Fortune’s RITES OF ISIS AND OF PAN (PAPERBACK EDITION!)

NEW Paperback version now available! Dion Fortune encoded much practical magical lore within her novels, leaving it up to the reader to work out how to make use of it. Behind the novels were two major rituals, the Rite of … Continue reading

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Dion Fortune’s RITES OF ISIS AND OF PAN – edited by Gareth Knight

“The clearest, simplest – and best – analysis and explanation of what magic is and how it works that I have ever come across. Gareth Knight shows that DF’s novels are initiatory and were intended to be so. He supplements his exposition with … Continue reading

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A Couple of Recent Reviews…

  Here are a couple of recent reviews of Skylight books…   Review by David James: Stewart Farrar – Writer on a Broomstick  A biography by Elizabeth Guerra and Janet Farrar “Whilst he might not have had the cache of … Continue reading

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