Yeats (Oxford, New York: Peter Lang, 2010)

Richard Began & Michael Valdez Moses (Durham, NC & London: Duke University Press, 2007).

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A contribution to the study of Christian origins, based on the most recently recovered materials (London & Benares: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1900) (1920s library)

Yeats's "A Vision": Explications and Contexts, (

Yeats (Upsala: Lundequist, 1950)

They were set in 18 point Caslon and printed on 170gsm Somerset Book on the Arab treadle press at my workshop. The accompanying fold out linocuts were inked by hand and printed on 250gsm Somerset Velvet using the Farley proofing press in . They have been printed in an edition of 50, the first 20 of which (deluxe) are quarter bound in cloth with a printed cover and contain a three plate linocut. The other 30 (standard) are bound in Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten paper with a single colour linocut. A set of the deluxe is presented in a slip case. The deluxe binding was undertaken by . The bound size is approximately 17cm x 24 cm.

Yeats, (Oxford: Blackwell Ltd., 1999)

Yeats: A Study in the Stream of Yeats's Later Thought and Creativity (Dharwar: Karnatak University Press, 1966; Folcroft PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1977)

Yeats's Learned Theban: Oswald Spengler",  4:3, 593-609.


2) (Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe, 1998), 319-330.

The cycle could theoretically be shown by arrangements of any two interchanging elements, such as the solid lines and broken lines of the , where the admixtures of Yin and Yang are shown in a purely diagrammatic form. However, the Moon had been a strong symbolic presence in Yeats's imagination for many years and, in particular, the work which was the starting point for the communications of the Instructors, , ‘through the friendly silences of the Moon’.

Yeats's A Vision: 'Dove or Swan'," in

One of the problems with using the phases of the Moon as the form of notation, is that it has a decidedly astrological appearance. Since gives no clear means of assigning an individual to a particular Phase, the temptation is to assume that it must be the phase of the Moon at birth. It is not. The Yeatses were both practised and , especially the first version, is peppered with astrological references and symbols. The Yeatses also, no doubt, felt relatively comfortable dealing with the symbolism of Sun and Moon, much of which is linked to astrology, but Sun and Moon remain symbols rather than actual markers of the phase. Yeats told a fellow enthusiast for occult matters, Frank Pearce Sturm, about the new System in 1921, and Sturm's immediate reaction was to cast over three hundred horoscopes to work out the phase at birth. Yeats was however quite clear that the "phases of the Moon in the symbolism I told you of have nothing to do with the horoscope, but with the incarnations only" (April 1921; 80). Evidently Yeats felt that Sturm was still pursuing an astrological link even after the publication of the first version of in 1926; he wrote again that "You will get all mixed up if you think of my symbolism as astrological or even astronomical in any literal way. . . . [Sun] is a symbol of one state of being, [Moon] of another, that is all" (January 1926; 88). Yeats had in fact taken some time to rid himself of the compulsion to find a link between the horoscope and the Phase, although the Instructors had told them very early in their sessions, on 30 November 1917, that there was "no astrological means of arriving at" a person's Phase or Cycle and that they "must get it by psychology as you divine birth sign" ( 1 142), and again on 22 January 1918, that no use was made of the apparent motion of the Sun and Moon and that the Phases were "symbolic & arbitrary only" ( 1 275). Yeats continued to search for other links via numerology, such that, after a pressing series of questions on 5 August 1918 about whether there was any number symbolism in the Phases, George's hand wrote "no - please accept no when I say it" ( 2 23).

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The interplay of the expresses itself readily in a cycle of light and dark. The phases of the Moon offer one of the most impressive and atavistically powerful manifestations of such a cycle, with the Moon's waxing from New Moon to Full Moon followed by its waning again to the next New Moon. The cycle can therefore be expressed through the 28 days or separate phases of the Moon (though the natural cycle takes some 29½ solar days; see ).

Yeats, (London: Edward Arnold Ltd, 1965)

This set of three books of William Butler Yeats’ poetry were designed and printed towards the end of 2015, the year which celebrated the . I had the opportunity to work with Yeats’ poetry for a but wanted to take the chance to make my own books.