Tag Archives: Medieval

The Testament of Merlin by Théophile Briant (trans. Gareth Knight)

Myrddin is the beloved legendary wizard that has come down to us through the British and French Arthurian legends as well as a smattering of mediaeval Welsh poets. Amalgamated from these many diverse strands, he stands before us as a … Continue reading

Posted in British History, British Literature, Esoteric, Literature, New books, Recommended reads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gareth Knight with Skylight Press

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Melusine of Lusignan and the Cult of the Faery Woman by Gareth Knight

First published by R.J. Stewart Books in 2010, Melusine of Lusignan and the Cult of the Faery Woman is now reissued with extra illustrations, following on from our 2011 edition of The Romance of the Faery Melusine, which offered the author’s … Continue reading

Posted in British History, British Literature, Esoteric, Literature, New books, Recommended reads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing the Unicorn: The Paradox of Historical Fiction

“Luckily Nicolas didn’t have to answer, as he couldn’t have spoken. I had placed my hand on his bulge, which was as hard as a tree branch. I had never touched one before.” It was at that precise point when … Continue reading

Posted in British History, British Literature, Essays, Literary Criticism, Literature, Recommended reads, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in British History, British Literature, Esoteric, Literature, Recommended reads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What Skylight Authors are Reading

It’s always fascinating to see what writers read, where they find sustenance and inspiration for their own work. A few Skylight authors have graciously agreed to let us in on what they are currently reading, whether for guilty pleasure or … Continue reading

Posted in American Literature, Australian Literature, British History, British Literature, Esoteric, Literary Criticism, Literature, Recommended reads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dead Can Dance and the Neoclassical Darkwave Legacy

Thank heavens they’re back! After a 16 year hiatus Dead Can Dance reformed to put out a new album called Anastasis, which although does not quite reach the heights of Spleen and Ideal, The Serpent’s Egg, or Aion, is still … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scourging and Buffeting: Jurors in the Court of Torture and Blame!

Anyone who has seen Mel Gibson’s films will know that he is quite fond of accentuating torture scenes – almost to the point of fetishisation.  Whether it’s Detective Riggs, William Wallace, or an emaciated Jesus Christ, we have become accustomed … Continue reading

Posted in Essays, Literary Criticism, Literature, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plakthonestrid Uru: Does Gibberish have a place in Vocal Music?

In a recent classroom survey to determine the most important musical elements for college students deciding whether or not to like a new song, coherent and comprehensive lyrics were given as one of the top two answers.  Only one percent … Continue reading

Posted in British Literature, Essays, Literary Criticism, Literature, Recommended reads, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Esoteric, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment