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Magic & Literature in Seamless States of Convergence

We are often asked why we publish esoteric and spiritual works alongside works of literature.  For us, art (especially literature) and magic converge on one another seamlessly, and such convergences provide for interesting hybrid states within writing. While the genres we publish are … Continue reading

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De-fleshing out Characters in the Modern Novel

As we live in an age where we are producing novels and stories en masse it would seem that we should be somewhere near to perfecting the art of characterization in our fictions. Any writer worth their salt will know … Continue reading

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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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Before the Dawn by Rupert Copping

In the beginning, the elders told him, there was neither light nor darkness, because in the beginning nothing existed. But then, for reasons that were unclear, the Holy Source had awakened like a person from sleep. When the Holy Source … Continue reading

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Rupert Copping on Skylight Press

Rupert Copping was born in London into an eccentric and bohemian family. As in infant, in the early fifties, he was taken to Ecuador by his mother and stepfather – the latter being, among other things, a herpetologist. As a … Continue reading

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Writing the Unicorn: The Paradox of Historical Fiction

“Luckily Nicolas didn’t have to answer, as he couldn’t have spoken. I had placed my hand on his bulge, which was as hard as a tree branch. I had never touched one before.” It was at that precise point when … 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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Windleroot by Gordon Strong

“Windleroot was permanently a wasps’ nest of rumour and scandal. Gobbets of gossip continually dripped from the awnings of the establishments in Lowe Street. An innocent remark made at the top end became a slanderous accusation by the time it arrived at the … Continue reading

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