Toddington: Helios Book Services Ltd, 1968. First edition. Hardback in dust jacket. 8vo, 230 pp. Publisher’s grey cloth lettered white at spine.
William G. Gray is one of the most highly-regarded British ritual magicians of the twentieth century, and his first book, The Ladder of Lights is widely considered to be a classic work on the kabbalah the Western Mystery tradition. In this step-by-step guide, Gray explains the magical significance of the Tree of Life, how each of the ten sephirah appears in each of the four worlds; their relationships to the planets, the archangels and the aspects of God. This is not a practice-oriented work, but nevertheless, for anyone wanting to approach kabbalah from the perspective of ritual magic in the Western Mysteries, The Ladder of Lights provides a succinct and clear overview of how to work with kabbalistic forces in connection to magical work.
Some light spotting at page-edges and margins, else very clean. Very good in slightly used, chipped, reinforced with tape, good only dust jacket.