April 3, 2011

Nigel Jackson’s book illustrations.

Nigel Jackson is an esoteric artist and writer whose main interest these days is astrology, but was some years back more centred around traditional witchcraft and European folklore. For a few years now I’ve been trying to little by little wrap my head around the contents of his earlier works, which to their merit are an immensely challenging read. As with most books of any value that fall in the esoteric/occult category, the purpose of these works is not to spoon-feed the reader historical information or fact, which is scarce on these subjects anyway, but to inspire the imagination and encourage personal understandings and insights.

As usual, my focus in interpreting Jackson’s ideas has landed primarily on the illustrations, because at this point they speak to me louder than the words.

From The Pillars of Tubal Cain (co-authored by Michael Howard):

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From Masks of Misrule:

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From Compleat Vampyre:

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From Call of the Horned Piper:

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These books are available from Capall Bann Publishing.

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