Tag Archives: Daniel Staniforth

A Few Strange New Hybridities in Literature

Of late, my rather strange and serpentine reading habits have yielded up examples of what might be called literary hybridities, where genres and styles work to subsume or coalesce. Of course, such genre bending is not even remotely new but … 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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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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A De-fencing of Agnosticism amid the Imprisoning Structures of (Ir)Religious Semantics

There is a certain well-known social media site where one is asked to declare ‘religious status,’ giving one the opportunity to ‘come out’ in a spiritual sense and hoist a particular creedo flag in all its splendour. Of course, many … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Need a Calendar?

Happy New Year from all at Skylight Press.  We look forward to bringing you many more exciting books during 2014. If anyone needs a calendar for the new year  – feel free to order our new Skylight Press 2014 Calendar … Continue reading

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The Groundlings of Divine Will

Originally posted on Tears in the Fence:
Daniel Staniforth’s The Groundlings of Divine Will (Skylight Press 2013) http://www.skylightpress.co.uk sees Shakespeare’s first audience, ‘the groundlings of the pit’, as a secret society addressing the Master Of Revels in a glorious riposte…

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…And Egypt is the River by Michael S. Judge

Every so often a new voice disrupts the silence of sameness, evoking old ghosts and new phantoms with equal surety. …And Egypt Is the River is a collection of mystical prose-poems which the author describes as an attempt, based on … Continue reading

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Limpley Stoke: A Dion Fortune Connection

During July, Daniel and I were lucky enough to have a guided tour of the Limpley Stoke valley with the wonderful Alan Richardson, author of Dion Fortune’s biography Priestess. A magical area in its own right, and full of faery … Continue reading

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“Now We are Three” by Gareth Knight

Now we are three. That is to say – three years old. And we are Skylight Press. A brain child of my daughter Rebecca (AKA  Rebsie) along with kindred spirit Daniel Staniforth, based in the USA,  and we recently got together … 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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