Through Night We Tread

The Witch, First Edition,
by B Gregory Lewis
is SOLD OUT.

A secret online version
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is NOW CLOSED.

The Witch, Second Edition, will be
AVAILABLE SOON
in illustrated and pocketbook versions.
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The Witch, First Edition, was registered by the National Archives of Canada on December 21, 2007, strangely five years from the solstice on December 21, 2012. The small book contains thirteen chapters, a preface which provides some background, and a cryptic declaration of the Witch, herself. Also included are songs and detailed woodcut-style sketches.

From the introduction…

Thirteen characters cross the path of a witch.
Some carry on, some meet their demise.
Each brings their own attributes and failings.
This is the tale of those occurrences.

Each chapter resembles a parable where an outsider interacts with an ancient seer, who we only know as the Witch. Beautiful, captivating, the Witch embarks on a reclusive change of life, but not before warning leaders of their folly. The second chapter, entitled The Scholar, confronts an old paradigm and declares ‘change’ will overcome the land. The book predates the US elections of 2008 where a similar mantra was issued. But that’s not the only coincidence.

Throughout the yarn, simple life lessons are woven into the text, and many of these common sense ‘knowings’ rattle memory with some age-old wisdom. Yet equally appealing are the comparisons to what’s going on in the world right now. From a ‘call for change’, to a rejection of the power paradigm, the disparity of wealth, to disillusionment with celebrity and turmoil, the story of The Witch continues to pace current events. How odd?

What happens to the characters in The Witch? You’ll have to read the tale, ‘some carry on’ and ‘some meet their demise’. The experiences would appear to foreshadow a few unpleasant days ahead, if the story unfolds in a fashion predictive of our own epoch. However, there are bitter joys and glimpses of old world humor within. It’s worth reading several times, for the multiple layers of meaning and the peculiar sense that deeper messages might spring forth.

The Witch, herself, is central to the story and through her interaction with a seemingly random sampling of hoi poloi, we discover a story path with a purpose. The Witch makes no bones about being inspired with a knowing that others might have overlooked. Between the covers, the Glossary is a nice touch, listing the author’s perspective on many of the obscure terms used. The detailed illustrations convey a whimsical sense of the medieval, fairy tale lifestyle. It feels and reads like you’ve stumbled onto an old dusty tome in the attic and you might dabbling where you shouldn’t. By the end, you realize you should definitely be reading the story and making a few plans of your own. The story unveils itself to the individual, or not.

“I give freely what you may have asked of the wind or the lark.”
– The Witch

Does The Witch predict what will happen in the future? A few metaphors have to be stretched, yet there are numerical and geopolitical comparisons. As well, those sensations of something lurking behind the short collection of chapters may well reflect a grander scale. We are moving somewhere around the third or fourth chapter, slowly paging through strikingly similar, global issues. Or maybe it’s all happening at once? The book is not a thick read, but then again, it is. There is an elusive charm and it takes the reader to meet The Witch halfway. It’s small, bittersweet, and carts its own implications.

Seeking your copy of The Witch? The first edition sold out two printings, and originals are hard to get.You might plea your case to the publisher. But wait… a second edition is on the way. Scroll down for that info.

The Witch, First Edition
B Gregory Lewis
2008, Sage Press, Canada
78 pages, illustrated b/w, glossary
ISBN 978-0-9809201-0-9
Contact: info@sagepress dot ca

The Witch © 2007 B. Lewis. Lyrics, cover art and included illustrations are the property of the author. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author and publisher. Published by Sage Press, Canada. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author ’s imagination and are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, places, or events, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Library and Archives Canada Cataloging in Publication, US Library of Congress. ISBN 978-0-9809201-0-9

The Witch
Second Edition
AVAILABLE SOON!

 

The Witch: Pocketbook
Second Edition

Authored by B Gregory Lewis

Witch_978-0980920192

 List Price: $9.99
4″ x 6″ (10.16 x 15.24 cm)
Black & White on White paper
130 pages
Sage Press
ISBN-13: 978-0980920192
ISBN-10: 0980920191
BISAC: Fiction / Fantasy / General

Thirteen characters cross the path of a witch.
Some carry on. Others meet their demise.
Each brings their own attributes and failings.
This is the tale of those occurrences.

A series of encounters with a witch leads readers into a world of love, lore, anguish, and rebellion. The witch is powerful, beautiful, and sets a course for nations and individuals alike. Learn from the experiences of the King’s Representative, The Fool, The Merchant, The Beggar, The Sower, and many more. This edition includes the integrity, chapters, riddles, and spirit of the original handwritten manuscript.

Fare thee well.

The Witch requests your audience with a custom 4″x6″ Pocketbook size that’s great for travel. Includes prologue, 13 chapters, the long misplaced epilogue, an extensive glossary, and a scandalous prequel saved until last… The Legend of Prota Caprine. Fair warning, The Witch beguiles travelers who dare enter her pages. Read aloud to barter shelter. Second Edition. 130 pages.

Look for the illustrated companion to The Witch very soon.

This pocketbook was filed at 7:42 pm PST, dusk, on July 21, 2015, the last day of the third Decan of Cancer, with the Sabian symbol for a daughter of revolution.

The Witch: Illustrated
Second Edition

Authored by B Gregory Lewis

 Witch_978-1515166870
List Price: $13.00 US
5.06″ x 7.81″ (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
Black & White on White paper
106 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1515166870
ISBN-10: 1515166872
BISAC: Fiction / Fantasy / General
Find out availability from Sage Press.

Thirteen characters cross the path of a witch. Some carry on. Others meet their demise. Each brings their own attributes and failings. This is the tale of those occurrences.

A series of brief encounters with a witch lead us into a world of love, lore, anguish, and rebellion. Written as a mysterious and ancient tome, ‘the witch’ is powerful, beautiful, and sets a course for nations and individuals alike. The wind carries trouble for the Kingdom. Is it the witch’s doing? Read her unique interactions with the King’s Representative, The Fool, The Merchant, The Beggar, The Sower, and many more. This edition maintains the integrity, chapters, riddles, and sketches of the original handwritten manuscript.

Fare thee well.

The Witch, Illustrated, is a special edition, which includes the prologue, 13 chapters, the long misplaced epilogue, an extensive glossary, and the scandalous rumor… Legend of Prota Caprine, a desperate sailor’s yarn left ’til the dreaded last. This version includes reproductions of the original pen and ink drawings depicting important events in the story.
It’s a small book with bitter sweet implications. Available online in paperback for the first time, ever. 106 pages.

Also available as The Witch, Pocketbook,130 pages, in a text-only travel version.

This book was filed at 1:15 am on July 22, 2015 on the first day of Leo, with the Sabian symbol of the struggling man with a red face and entering the realm of the soul.

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18 Responses to “Through Night We Tread”
  1. Luar says:

    Marvelous book!
    Thank you for making it available and give us such delight in reading it!
    Namaste!

    • adminnow says:

      Greetings Luar
      On behalf of the author and the rest of us, thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. That means a lot. Fair thee well.
      -admin

  2. Christine Marroquin says:

    (from gardenofthewitch) This book gave me a peace and calmness, I have often been searching for in my life right now.I hate to admit it, I fell asleep reading it, only to awaken feeling refreshed, alive and so grateful, for the life I am living.Life can be hard at times, but we only need to take small steps to change it, as suggested in the book.WHAT A LOVELY READ!

  3. John S says:

    (from sagepress.ca) I am interested in obtaining and printed and signed copy of The Witch. Thanks!

  4. Osonegro says:

    (from gardenofthewitch) This is a wise little book: small but mighty, spare yet intense. I will re-read it as time goes on – it will be a reference book for me now. I loved the illustrations; they remind me of oracle cards, each a tableaux depicting the written vignette, and the paper cover adds a tactile dimension to the ethereal. Well done!

  5. Sandra says:

    (from email) I think the book would be suitable as a high school reading assignment for students lacking in or unsure of grade level reading skills. His simple style unburdened with difficult or unknown words arouses thoughts with interesting depth which could provide stimulating discussion in a small reading group or classroom setting.

  6. Mark says:

    (from email) It’s awesome! I don’t want to use the word religion but its a way to look at reality, a way to live.

  7. Jamie says:

    (from sagepress.ca) I was reminded of renaissance legends or cautionary fables from long ago. It has a current context with recognizable characters, engaging moral lessons and views. It has elements that resonate.

  8. Lyd says:

    (from sagepress.ca) I really like the illustrations they fit the story. I couldn’t put it down. I’m reading it again. I read it in one sitting.

  9. Elena says:

    (from sagepress.ca) I go back and read parts over. I see characters in people today. Its amazing. It is a classic like The Little Prince.

  10. Spencer says:

    (from sagepress.ca) I’m reading it again to get the parts I missed. It’s like Orwell’s Animal Farm- as true today as it was back then. It’s got a lot of things that sometimes people dont want to know, they’d like to avoid.

  11. Sasha says:

    (from email) re: Donna, 1 book please

  12. Stefan says:

    (from email) Please let me know when a copy of the The Witch is available to purchase.

    thanks,
    Stefan

  13. Jenine says:

    (from sagepress.ca) i have read many books that are forever remembered and i cherished The witch.

    all her words and teachings rang true with me.Her faith and love,sense of right and wrong,innocence and power and i will try to carry on her message.

    i believe there is alittle bit of witch in everyone.i hope, through this book ,every one finds theirs.
    Janine.

  14. Jen says:

    (from gardenofthewitch) Thank you, for this most excellent adventure 8-)

    Jen

  15. gerry says:

    (from email) I am very excited about this book.

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