Watkins Picks for the Summer #2

Friday 04th, August 2017 / 13:30

summer picks #2

In part 2 of our staff summer recommendations we bring to you; the tale of an African Muslim mystic teacher whose exemplary life of tolerance provides a lesson to us all, an exploration of Writers and Cartographers use of the same devices as they plot and execute their work, an analysis of the techniques of ancient Solomon magic, and finally, an examination of the life of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady and how she may be much more than is previously known…

All of our picks are available now at the Watkins Book Shop.

Jeremy C:

1) Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki

2) Temple Mysticism: An Introduction – Margaret Barker

3) A Spirit Of Tolerance – The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar – Amadou Hampate


1) Li: Dynamic Form in Nature – David Wade

2) Game of Saturn – Peter Mark Adams

3) Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer – Peter Turchi


1) Shakespeare’s Dark Lady – John Hudson

2) The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World – Adreienne Mayor

3) Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness – Orgyen Chowang


1) Techniques of Solomonic Magic – Stephen Skinner

2) Dictionary of Ancient Magic Words and Spells: From Abraxas to Zoar – Claude Lecouteux

3) Dark Lord: H.P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant and the Typhonian Tradition in Magic -Peter Levenda

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