Author Archives: Rebsie

About Rebsie

Run the Daughter of the Soil gardening blog, and Cheltonia, a history of Cheltenham, as well as assorted music stuff.

The Groundlings of Divine Will by Daniel Staniforth

“We are the collective pronoun not to be named; the sacred amalgam, the response harbingers around the fringes of refinery. We are informers and fetishists, sycophants and revolutionaries, the pliant in the trenches of experience, the silent mummers in supplication … Continue reading

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Romance of the Faery Melusine … reviewed

We’ve just received this lovely review from the September issue of the Inner Light Journal. Book Review: The Romance of the Faery Melusine by André Lebey Translated by Gareth Knight ISBN 978-1-908011-32-9      Publisher: Skylight Press We owe a debt of … Continue reading

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Diddle by Daniel Staniforth

Every now and then you come across a book which you just read straight through with a kind of slack jawed and glazed eyed wonder, wishing you’d written it. That’s how I first read Daniel Staniforth’s Diddle, a string of … Continue reading

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Skylight is one year old

Left: our first book and our twentieth. Today marks the first anniversary of Skylight’s foundation – or at least the day when I woke up with a strangely persistent desire, completely out of nowhere, to publish a playscript which had … Continue reading

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Working with Inner Light: a new book by W.G. Gray

It’s been almost nineteen years since the veteran Qabalist and occult writer William G. Gray passed away at his Cheltenham home (coincidentally only a mile up the road from the Skylight Press offices). And it’s been forty-six years since he … Continue reading

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Gareth Knight on the history of A History of White Magic

Some time in 1977 the Managing Director of Mowbrays, a prestigious religious publishing house was looking in his shaving mirror one morning and was suddenly struck with the thought of publishing a History of White Magic. Goodness knows where that … Continue reading

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The Rollright Ritual by William G. Gray

When William G. Gray bicycled across the moonlit English countryside to commune with the Rollright stones in Oxfordshire he was presented with a vision of a simple pattern; the fourfold balance of the quartered circle. This pattern was already familiar … Continue reading

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William G. Gray on Skylight Press

William G. Gray (1913-1992) was a true original whose books on Qabalah and ritual magic set a fresh pathway across which most others have followed. He was not always an easy man to get on with, but it says a … Continue reading

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Depths and Dragons by Hugh Fox

The first of our two Hugh Fox novels is now available. Depths and Dragons is the story of Miriam, a Jewish woman whose spiritual identity is thrown into turmoil when her husband is killed in a terrorist attack in Tel … Continue reading

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Yours Very Truly by Gareth Knight

Yours Very Truly is a collection of letters by Gareth Knight, which will provide both insight and entertainment for those interested in magic, the Qabalah, the vagaries of esoteric publishing and a vast array of literary and intellectual subjects.  Knight … Continue reading

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