Category Archives: Essays

Darryl Sloan on Skylight Press

It has been a while since we presented a new author to the wider public so it is a great thrill and privilege to introduce Darryl Sloan –  an author, musician, technician, and all around thespian who has developed quite … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Doctrine: Essays Inspired by Dion Fortune’s The Cosmic Doctrine

Dion Fortune’s The Cosmic Doctrine is a spiritual work that resulted from a psychic experiment between two friends in Glastonbury, 1923. It has since become one of the most important works in modern esoteric literature and a constant source of inspiration and … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is Jan Karon? Books and the Temporality of value

Like many bibliophiles I’m well acquainted with all the nooks and crannies by which one might come across used books at a bargain. Indeed, my house is well insulated with walls of books mostly found at jumble shops, thrift stores, … Continue reading

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Gareth Knight’s ‘Son of Hermes’

Beginning in November 2015, Gareth Knight posted a series of blogs under the heading  ‘Son of Hermes.’ Part one is reprinted below and you can read the following instalments at the Gareth Knight Blogspot page. Skylight Press has published various new … Continue reading

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My Ongoing Obsession with the Bach Cello Suites

At the tail end of 2014 I came across a book I had been previously been unaware of at a library liquidation sale and bought it for less than the price of a cup of coffee. That the book aroused … Continue reading

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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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