The Reviews are in!

The first reviews of my latest book A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law are starting to come online and I am finding it all very exciting and enjoyable. My publisher sent me one as an attachment to an e-mail and I watched the download count with some trepidation as to what I would read about my book. What if they canned it? In the end I am very happy with the reviews that I have seen, my fears have been allayed. This is the part of writing books that is probably the most fun. Knowing that others have read and enjoyed your work even after parting with their hard earned cash is very gratifying. This is the part that makes the long hours, the late nights at the keyboard, all worthwhile. I can feel the buzz starting up around this book and I feel like it hasn’t been a waste of effort after all.

I imagine that most writers feel the same about their work. Plugging away alone with the computer it is easy to get lost in the work of composing a book and to lose sight of the intended audience for it. It must be easy to feel that your work is entirely fabulous when in fact you should have taken a step back to get a new perspective. For this reason it is reassuring that the reviews and book sales are all promising. It is more important than the notoriety or the (small amount of) money it is the confirmation that the work that you’ve slaved over does mean something to someone else. Without this nobody would ever write more than one book. Now I feel encouraged to go on writing again.

For those who are interested the review is at in the occult book review section.


About dgmattichakjr

D G Mattichak jr was born in 1963 in Syracuse New York and immigrated to Melbourne Australia with his family in 1972. He was educated in one of Melbourne’s exclusive private schools before studying art at Preston Technical College. D G Mattichak jr has been a student of the occult arts since the early 1980s and has become well known in Australian magickal circles and, in recent years, around the world due to a string of essays on a variety of occult subjects . He discovered the “key to the order & value of the English alphabet” from Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law in 1983 and has since used this English Qabalah to unlock the secrets of Thelemite magick. Success in these methods admitted him to the highest levels of attainment in various Hermetic disciplines and until recently he has been passing on his knowledge to private students, many of whom have gone on to become notable occultists in their own right. After almost three decades of study and development D G Mattichak jr has finally been able to distil his knowledge of magick and Thelema into a book- A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law, the first in a planned series of books on Hermeticism and Thelemite magick, revealing, for the first time in over a century, the secrets of magick that have been hidden in Crowley’s magnum opus, the Book of the Law. D G Mattichak jr currently lives in Melbourne Australia with his artist wife Michelle and their two cats. He has had a long career as an al a carte chef in Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality scene and now spends his time writing blogs on cooking, writing and, in the guise of Master Ankh af na Khonsu, about magick. He is also one of the founding members of the Mt Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering and regularly contributes to its official website as both an administrator and as an author. D G Mattichak jr’s first book Loot was released in 2009. His books are available through at G Mattichak&x=13&y=20 .
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3 Responses to The Reviews are in!

  1. Ed Hurst says:

    Congrats! Nothing feels like hitting your market.

  2. I can’t get that link to work…. Is there any other way I can see those reviews? Can you paste them onto your blog or somethin’ ?

    • The link isn’t directly to the review unfortunately so I will post it onto a new page on this blog. I am expecting others soon as well so I will try to get them up as well.

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