By Names and Images – launch post by Skylight Press


Skylight Press
has just put out the official launch blog post for By Names and Images. Go here.

Daniel really does draw out some great themes from the book. It is an excellent blog post and well worth reading. To quote just a little:

“But the real gift of this volume is the sheer scope and commentary as to what comprises the Golden Dawn’s actual teachings, rituals and practices. While the rituals have been available in published form for many years this book is different in that it explains the inner workings behind them, with clear, practical instructions for how to visualise each step and what its magical purpose is. In that the Golden Dawn is the main source of esoteric wisdom for the Western Mystery tradition today, the impressive ambit of Wildoak’s study will be of immense value for all those who walk in any such paths.  It will also provide a wealth of information for non-practitioners simply seeking an intellectual understanding of this storied order and what it offers in a spiritual or cultural sense to the collective whole.  By Names and Images yields an in-depth, and at times painstaking, survey of the tradition’s entire oeuvre, taking time to explain, annotate, and graph each image or symbol in terms of resonance and significance.  Each section of the book offers a detailed and clear instruction as to both the ritual practice and internal meaning of concepts such as visualisation, meditation, divination, purification, invocation, evocation, initiation, and the experiential planes.  The book is a manual that one can return to again and again, gleaning new methods and reverberations each time.”

Isn’t that nice :)

Once again, purchase links etc at: www.bynamesandimages.com

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13 comments

  1. Dean Wilson · March 26, 2012

    I’m reading the book now and quite enjoying it. I don’t agree with everything, but I agree with a lot, and there certainly is huge scope in the book. In fact, I started making notes for my review and realised it is going to be huge, so I might need to make an overall review and address individual topics in separate posts.

    LVX,
    Dean.

  2. Peregrin · March 26, 2012

    Hi Dean – thanks again for the review. Yes, I doubt there would be anyone would agree with the entire work :) lol. And in any case, I consciously chose to draw from the most published and known text, that of the Regardie compilations. I wanted it to be useful for the widest possible audience, particularly the solo folk out there. Yes, there is a lot in the book… good luck :)

  3. pinkfondie · March 26, 2012

    Hi Peregrin,

    I just wanted to say congratulations on finally getting your book published :-) looking forward to getting my copy.
    LVX
    Emily

  4. Peregrin · March 26, 2012

    Hi Emily – thanks :) Hope you enjoy the published version. Just one question…. ‘pinkfondie’? :)

  5. Peregrin · March 26, 2012

    @Emily… whoops, cancel that…. now in process of printing the Beef and Guinness stew with dumplings recipe :) yum

  6. pinkfondie · March 26, 2012

    oh wow you found my er very small blog Enjoy the stew! :-)

  7. Simon · March 26, 2012

    I’m really glad By Names and Images has overcome all the early setbacks and has made it into the print at the Equinox.

    I hope your approach to the rituals are well received.

    LVX,
    Simon

    PS. You know we’ll be expecting you to autograph our copies. :p

  8. Peregrin · March 26, 2012

    Thanks Simon, should have dumped the previous publisher years back :)

    As for signing copies, sure, :)

  9. Oujupah · March 26, 2012

    I’m waiting my copy and looking forward to rading it.

  10. Suecae · March 26, 2012

    Congratulations on your publication dear Peregrin.

    In light

  11. MvdV · March 26, 2012

    Maybe you can autograph mine over another delicious lunch? Got a few things for you…

  12. Peregrin · March 26, 2012

    @MvdV – lol :) sure sounds good. Do you have a copy already or on order? Let me know when you’re ready :) or i can bring one when stock arrives. Ta.

  13. MvdV · March 26, 2012

    I’m expecting mine on the 4th, all good.
    Looking forward to it!

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