home books e-books audio books recent titles with blogs
  The Descent of the Gods: The Mystical Writings of G.W. Russell: A.E.
George William Russell and edited by Raghavan and Nandini Iyer

Amazon  RRP £26.99 UK Paperback
Amazon  RRP $35.99 US Paperback

Other territories...

Also available as an eBook

Although A.E., was a poet, painter newspaper editor and political writer, working for three decades in the Irish cooperative movement, he is probably most well known today as a mystic. His writings on the subject resulting from his Hindu and Theosophical studies and his own visionary abilities, are of major importance to all who are interested in the unseen world.

This volume contains all A.E.’s known writings on the subject. Not only are the texts of The Candle of Vision, Song and Its Fountains, The Avatars, The Interpreters and Imaginations and Reveries reprinted here, but so also are all his contributions to The Irish Theosophist and other esoteric journals, his introductions and reviews of books, and the interview in Evans Wentz’s The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries. Also included is “The Return,” a hitherto unpublished short work that may well have been the start of a book he felt unable to complete, together with an introductory note by Monk Gibbon.

This volume, a Collected Edition of A.E,‘s works, has an extensive introduction and copious notes by Raghavan lyer and Nandini Iyer which greatly increases the value of this book to the enquiring reader.

About the author

George William Russell was an Irish writer, poet, and painter, who was also known by the pseudonym “Æ” (pronounced “eye”). He was a member of the Irish literary revival, and a co-founder of the Irish Academy of Letters. Russell’s work often dealt with spiritual and mystical themes, and he was a leading figure in the Irish Theosophical Society. Some of his most well-known works include the poem “The Earth Breath” and the collection of essays “The Candle of Vision”.
For more on Russell

Publisher: White Crow Books
Published February 21, 2023
792 pages
Size: 5.25 x 8 inches / 203 x133 mm
ISBN 978-1-78677-218-3
translate this page
The Only Planet of Choice: Visitations – Many people use the word ‘Alien’ to describe a visitor from outer space. Extra terrestrial is another word, which is rather more user friendly. For the sake of the question and answer format, the word used by the questioner has been left, though even Tom questions our use of‘Alien’. Should we wish to foster openess between all beings of the Universe perhaps we should also look at our vocabulary? In a discussion between Andrew and Tom many years earlier, Andrew had asked Tom about UFOs and whether they were created manifestations. Tom had replied: “Many of the flying things that you call UFOs come from our place, but they come from other places also, and they do come in physical form. But many of them are not physical. They are like your movie screen”. Read here
also see
© White Crow Books | About us | Contact us | Privacy policy | Author submissions | Trade orders