Many of us at Cygnus feel that things in the outside material world are in some way wrong and don’t fit in with our values. Of course, perhaps that’s the way it’s meant to be and there is nothing we can do but focus on our own practices and our own consciences. But it can still be reassuring and give us strength if we understand what is happening. Kingsley Dennis is aware of this but throws us a rope which we can use to drag ourselves clear of it all, the “deep materialism” he says we are “embedded” in. His book is very much influenced by the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Gurdjieff. Above all it is guided by Gnosticism, which is well used to mapping a dysfunctional world. The author maps out the territory very well and it’s daunting to contemplate. He urges us of course to stay awake, alert and above all discerning.
178pp, 229 x 152 mm, Paperback, 2023, RRP £16.99