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The Candle of Vision

By Russell, George William

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Reproduction Date: 2014

Title: The Candle of Vision  
Author: Russell, George William
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Legends/Sagas, Celtic
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., limited


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William, R. G. (1918). The Candle of Vision. Retrieved from

Description: This book by Irish author, poet, painter and mystic George William Russell, is a set of transcendent essays on Celtic mysticism. Known by his pen name AE (which is short for Aeon), Russell was friends with many other figures of the Celtic renaissance of the early 20th century, including Y.B. Yeats, and James Stephens. The Candle of Vision describes Russells' luminous excursions into the otherworld, including clairvoyant and prophetic visions, precognition of Gnostic concepts, past-life and astral journeys, and, always, heightened awareness of the beauty that pervades mundane reality. Russell describes encounters with what today we would call UFOs, and attempts to construct a private Kabala based on an intuitive reconstuction of a primal language and alphabet. Lastly, he attempts to put a mystical gloss on the primeval Celtic pagan deities. Lovers of Celtic lore and ecstatic mystic literature will both find much to enjoy in this short book.


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