The Golden Thread

Dominion Press Is Proud to Announce the Publication of:

The Golden Thread: The Timeless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions

By Joscelyn Godwin; Foreword by Richard Smoley

The Western Esoteric Tradition-which includes magic, Hermeticism, Gnosticism, alchemy, and theosophy-can be viewed as a continuous thread running beneath the surface of Western history. Those within the walls of traditional faith, and even more so those outside it, have all drawn upon its perennial wisdom throughout the ages. “The Golden Thread” traces the interconnectedness of esoteric wisdom in the Western world, from classical antiquity to contemporary Europe and America. Every chapter makes reference to some aspect of contemporary life and issues of immediate concern. Educated readers who are curious about the esoteric and mystery traditions and interested in finding surprising new approaches that veer away from the trends of current thought will be particularly drawn to “The Golden Thread.”


A beautiful clothbound edition of this important book by a masterful modern scholar of esotericism is now exclusively available from Dominion Press. The edition is strictly limited to 200 copies, and will never be available again in this form. Each book features sewn signatures, dark maroon cloth with gold stamping of a calligraphic design by Joscelyn Godwin, and a special translucent protective dust-wrapper. 5 3⁄4” x 8 3/4”, 200 + xii pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-9712044-5-4

“Thoughtful and thought provoking, this is a delightful and erudite collection of gently subversive essays-a book to savor.” – Arthur Versluis, author of Song of the Cosmos: An Introduction to Traditional Cosmology

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