Tag Archives: England

A Chest of Viols: A Brief Introduction to English Viol Consort Music

As a cellist and guitarist I have always thought the perfect instrument to be the Viola da Gama, a gut-fretted instrument tuned like a guitar but played like a cello. As with most aficionados my introduction to the instrument came … Continue reading

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The Curve of the Land by Diana Durham

“The small crevice that formed the only entrance showed no evidence of the light which must be entering through the other gaps in the stones.  It was black as if opening directly into the depths of the earth; an entrance … Continue reading

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Geordie’s War by Alan Richardson

“This is the story of one man who served throughout the Great War, at the very front of the Fronts in the most brutal battles in history, and achieved that most astonishing feat of all – he survived. His name … Continue reading

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Suicide Bridge by Iain Sinclair

A brand new edition comprising the most complete version of Suicide Bridge yet published, it includes three extra “books” of material, which formed part of the original work but was not included in previous editions. It also includes photographs and … 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 Wendy Berg

Author of two Skylight books on the Arthurian mysteries (Red Tree, White Tree and  Gwenevere & the Round Table) Wendy Berg is an experienced practitioner in the Western Mystery Tradition and practical ritual magic. She is an authority on Egyptian, … Continue reading

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