6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
But for a ha'porth..........,
This review is from: Pillars of Tubal Cain (Paperback)
This IS an interesting book, and as already noted brings together a number of seemingly disparate themes. Whether these themes, and the conclusions drawn from them are in any way connected with "Luciferan" philosophy etc., is is not something I am competent to pronounce on.
What this book really needs is an old-fashioned editor and a professional proof reader. The numerous instances of words beginning with "e" surmounted by an umlaut, the same word often featuring a terminal "is" or "es" together with the use of an accent grave, are perhaps variously a pseudo-occult usage, typographic mistakes or the defects evident from the use of cheap DTP software - take your pick. In places both the grammar and the syntax are lamentable, when they are not actually pretentious, and there are numerous, other typographical errors. The fact that the bibliography does not feature any of Joseph Campbells or Carlo Ginzburg's writings makes this book rather weaker than it might have been. On the other hand, the reference to Baring and Cashford's monumental "Myth of the Goddess: the Evolution of an Image", is a definite plus, as is the sound writing of Dion Fortune.
Nigel Jackson's flatulent and pretentious disavowal of the work is to be as regretted as it seems to be unethical, and his attempt to rubbish this work seems to me thoroughly unprincipled - ignore! I form this judgement on the basis of having read and enjoyed the book, but without having any connection to either Michael Howard or any of his (or any one else's) magical affiliates.