Skylight Press is pleased to reissue The Little Book of the Great Enchantment by Steve Blamires, originally published by R.J. Stewart Books in 2008. This follows the author’s two previous titles with us, The Irish Celtic Magical Tradition and The Chronicles of the Sidhe. We will also be publishing his anthology of Fiona Macleod’s writings, Foam of the Past, later in the year.
William Sharp (1855-1905) was the pen behind the writings of the mysterious Fiona Macleod. He kept her true identity a closely guarded secret. Many famous people - W.B. Yeats, “AE”, MacGregor Mathers, Dante Gabriel Rossetti – were involved in Sharp’s short life; he was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and Yeats’ secret Celtic Mystical Order. For the first time this book reveals previously unknown secrets from the life of William Sharp and shows clearly how to recover the Faery lore contained in Fiona Macleod’s literary output. These writings are not only about the Realm of Faery, they are the first authentic first-hand accounts from the Realm of Faery, revealing previously unknown Faery gods and goddesses, Faery belief, lore and magic.
Steve Blamires, a Scottish author now living in New York, is an expert on Gaelic and Celtic history. He has published several books, made numerous radio and TV appearances, and taught various workshops on all aspects of Celtic culture and tradition. He also runs The Wee Tour Company that offers unique, tailor-made tours of Scotland for small groups.
The Little Book of the Great Enchantment is available from various retail outlets such as Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or direct from the Skylight Press website.