My thoughts on The Visions of the Pylons by J. Daniel Gunther

visionsThere are books and then there are books, those works that come along to elevate you, that open you up to infinite possibilities, to wonders and magic and more.

J. Daniel Gunther’s The Visions of the Pylons: A Magical Record of Exploration in the Starry Abode is a fascinating glimpse into the workings of a magician, a Thelemite, in pursuit of knowledge and truth.

Visions chronicles a series of workings with Gunther assuming the role of seer while his student, Richard Gernon, served as a scribe.

Plumbing the depths of Egyptian Cosmology, utilizing Aleister Crowley’s “Notes on Astral Projection” as his guide, Gunther embarked on a quest through the Pylons, confronted by Celestial Gatekeepers, Watchers, as he made unbelievable discoveries — unveiling secret pathways into the Aethyrs and beyond.

Yes, one might quibble over the particulars of the gods as depicted therein, but to do so is to miss the point, I feel. The essence of the unfolding narrative is what matters here. This book was stunning, eye opening, and mind expanding, a modern grimoire that should grace the libraries of all who aspire to glimpse behind the curtain.

This, for me, was the most important work I’ve read this decade. The Visions of the Pylons is an important work, a necessary guide for all seekers of occult wisdom. While these may not be the answers you’re looking for, Gunther’s journey is an inspiring vision-quest that will thrill you and inspire you to reach out and touch new heights beyond your wildest imaginings.

Beyond Visions content, Ibis has packaged the work as a beautiful piece of art. Visions is a gorgeous book, lavishly illustrated and bound, but at an affordable pricepoint. This will become a treasure, a book that will continue to be a presence in your life for years to come, that you might pass on to those who come after.

I urge you to seek this book out, to consume it and think about it. It made me hunger for more and helped clear the debris from the path of my journey. I think it could do the same for you.

The Visions of the Pylons by J. Daniel Gunter is available via Amazon or direct from Red Wheel /Weiser.



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