Colin Wilson was one of the greatest writers in the esoteric field and his books have served as a crucial introduction to various subjects for many of us. He was an undoubted expert. But he was also a generous supporter and consequently he also wrote a staggering 180 introductions, forewords, prefaces and afterwords to other people’s books. He rarely said no to anybody. In these works he wasn’t interested in fulfilling a contractual obligation but wanted instead to convey his excitement and enthusiasm for the accompanying text. Here are 17 of his best pieces, chosen by Wilson expert Colin Stanley, and in them you can read his best thoughts on magic, witchcraft, exorcism, ghosts, poltergeists, the Loch Ness Monster, the afterlife, dowsing and much more. It’s a really interesting greatest hits.
224pp, 218 x 143 mm, Paperback, 2022, RRP £13.99