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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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Paul Sédir’s ‘Initiations’ translated by Gareth Knight

These savants proclaim that the material universe is perfectly organised, and that all will occur according to rule since, they say, everything is subject to laws of causation and the conservation of energy. Agreed. But they expect the moral universe … Continue reading

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Patrick Harpur on Skylight Press

Born in Windsor, Patrick Harpur began writing professionally in 1983, aged 33. Previously, he had travelled for a year in Africa before going to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, to read English. Subsequently he did much of the reading and research … Continue reading

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Conversation with Gareth Knight

Gareth Knight, an author of some forty books on a wide array of subjects following his training in Dion Fortune’s Society of the Inner Light, is now firmly established as one of the world’s foremost authorities on ritual magic, the … Continue reading

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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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The Cult of Seizure by Rikki Ducornet

The lunatic algebra of Love. The frenzied orbits of Mood. The malarial temperatures of Wound. Symbols of the Cult of Seizure: This flesh, this amulet incised. This hot spoor of predators. This zodiac savaged in the sky. Anyone who has … Continue reading

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Rikki Ducornet on Skylight Press

“My first novel, The Stain, was set into motion by a powerful dream. That dream unleashed enough energy to fuel four novels—and this to my astonishment. I was an artist, after all, not a writer. Entering Fire, Phosphor in Dreamland, … Continue reading

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