Book Announcement - Ritual Space and the Crooked Path Beyond

Ritual Space and the Crooked Path Beyond

Peter Hamilton-Giles, photographic contributions by Daniel Yates and illustrations by Carolyn Hamilton-Giles.

Anticipated Late 2018

All ritual actions are undertaken in a specified space, one which is defined by its general separation from the everyday. In this forthcoming book Peter Hamilton-Giles looks at the ways in which the practitioner colonises space so as to distinguish its presence from the norm. Working from his personal artefact collection Hamilton-Giles allows the book to subtly explore the use of place and space. To further increase the impact of this explorative narrative the book will contain a visually heavy aspect using renowned photographer Daniel Yates, who has managed to capture on film, for the very first time, the intimacy between artefacts and the greater ritual space. This will through the work of Yates be the first time a crooked path altar has been documented, but there is more to this than just the photographic eye being cast over the making of ritual space, for as a further addition Carolyn Hamilton-Giles has been invited to contribute illustrations that will act as an extrapolation of what the human eye is capable of seeing. Thus the book will move towards what we are capable of imagining from having come into contact with a living ritual space, while extending an invitation to consider how this might inform various sorcerous expressions of being.

Work on this book will commence during the summer and Atramentous Press are hopeful that the written aspect will be completed by the end of 2018.

Peter Hamilton-Giles has also authored The Witching-Other through Atramentous Press plus The Afflicted Mirror: The Study of Ordeals and Making of Compacts and The Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways both of which were published by Three Hands Press. 

Daniel Yates is an occult photographer with an upcoming book release entitled Arcanum via Hellfire Club Books. His work can also be found in Witch-Ikon: Witchcraft in Art and Artefact and on the cover of the upcoming Wyrd: Volume 3 both from Three Hands Press. His art has been exhibited in both Liverpool and Manchester with a solo exhibition scheduled for 2018 in London. You can learn more about him at

Carolyn’s artwork along with her ability to evoke the inner dimensions of the Other and the daemonic presence within came to prominence with the publication of Peter Hamilton-Giles’ first book The Afflicted Mirror. Since then she has been featured in journals as well as having had her artwork exhibited in Los Angeles. As her repertoire has grown she has made artwork available to buy, has taken on commission work, along with being involved in all subsequent publications by Peter Hamilton-Giles. Carolyn over the course of the three books she has been involved in, with the latter being The Witching-Other, has also honed the craft for exceptional book covers. Drawing on Victorian book aesthetics these have defined a new style of presentation for occult and esoteric works.

Carolyn Hamilton