Monday 14 January 2008

New Book Review

The writer and poet Dr. G Michael Vasey has a fascinating website called Asteroth's Apprentice. Dr Vasey's book Inner Journeys, Explorations of the Soul is an interesting work that describes his life-time study of the 'Mysteries' and the Occult Sciences.

Dr. Vasey requested a copy of ITLAD a few weeks ago and a review copy was sent to him by my publisher. Dr. Vasey lives in Brno in the Czech Republic and they had no end of problems having a copy sent. However it was received and Dr. Vasey has read it.

I am pleased to say that he seems to have found it a worthwhile read. Take a look at his review on:

Dr. Vasey's comments add yet another angle on the power of the Daemon-Eidolon Dyad as a potential paradigm-changer. Indeed as a member of the Occult Organisation the Servants of the Light Dr. Vasey is well qualified to comment on the esoteric implications of ITLAD.
I am hoping that Dr. Vasey may be joining us under a Blogger Identity soon. I am sure that his contribution will add even more to the free wheeling intellectual eclecticism that makes this site stand out.


Hurlyburly said...

Hey Karl

"free wheeling intellectual eclecticism "

This is clearly a refference to me!

*Blows a raspberry*

Ok i'm off to read the review now.

Hurlyburly said...

That really is a great review isn't it. Apologies to say, but i have to completely agree with him about the title of your book, i sincerely believe it may have stopped certain people from giving your book a chance.

Sorry, just saying.

*Apologises in advance for the arguments caused between you and your publishers!*

Anthony Peake said...


My publisher is well aware of my feelings with regard to the title. Indeed when I do lectures I have sometimes been accused of transgressing the Trade Descriptions Act. People come along expecting proof of the afterlife and get nothing of the sort.

I also agree with you about the loss of sales brought about by the title. Frustrating but it cannot be changed ... at leat not in this reoccurence anyway.

SM Kovalinsky said...

Yes, it is a lovely review; I've saved it. I agree with him that it is awe-inspiring that the sheer volume of the material was woven together into such a beautiful, elegant, and cohesive whole. Like hurlyburly, I thought "Cheating the Ferryman" was a much more profound title; implying philosophy and classical ideas, and just more beautiful-sounding. However, there is a sense, and a very real one, in which this book does offer hope for continued life. Also, I, h-b, Karl, Jesamyn and many other "intellectual" types have managed to find it. And many who are drawn to it from simple fear of death, or through bereavement, like myself, are delighted to find that what we thought was chaff turned out to be gold.