Welcome to Numen Books

Numen Books is a new independent book publisher, specialising in non-fiction humanities books. We are especially interested in topics related to religion, spirituality,  culture, tradition, mythology, history, arts, philosophy, psychology, esoterica and selected occult works. 

Numen Books takes it name from the Latin word Numen, meaning 'an influence perceptible by mind but not by senses'  which is closely linked to the metaphysical concept of mana or power being inherent and derived from a point beyond that of the mundane world.

Topics of Interest

Numen BooksNumen Books is not accepting further fiction manuscripts at this point. Please do keep us in mind however  as we may resume accepting fiction again in the near future. 

Current topics of particular interest to Numen Books are:

    • Philosophy 
    • Traditionalism/Perennial Philosophy 
    • Hinduism 
    • Tantra 
    • Asatru 
    • Celtic, Norse & Teutonic Mythology 
 Numen Books will also accept books on the following topics: 
    • Eastern, Pagan & Shamanic Traditions 
    • Philosophy/Psychology/Humanities 
    • Occult/Mysticism/Esotericism
    • Mythology/Ancient History/Classics 
    • Unexplained Mysteries/Hauntings

Numen Books Australia

Numen Books brings you books that are for the mind; books that raise knowledge and alter the course of events by unseen forces. We publish works that are intended for the educated reader, striving to be a bridge between the world of academics and that of the general public which grows wider every day. With the continued widening of the intellectual gulf between the everyday reader and the academic community growing each day, it's social effects increase on a wider scale - the academic world becomes more insular and isolated, and the average reader is cut off from quality books and reputable content. Numen Books hopes to solve this problem by operating as a medium between the university market and the everyday reader, to provide easy access to knowledge in the home at affordable prices.

As such, Numen Books is a niche publisher with niche markets. Within our specialty fields, we have a strongly established readership base. At the present time, Numen Books deals primarily with non-fiction works which fall into the spheres of Spiritual Traditions, Religion, Philosophy and Esoteric knowledge. We also occasionally publish poetry and fiction with a horror, supernatural or metaphysical theme.

We are strongly committed to publishing quality books that stand the test of time and will become classics of their genre, and attempt to source top authorities on their topics. Numen Books is devoted to the spread of knowledge and culture through fine literature, and we strive to make this available to people at an affordable price, publishing original research and content direct to the public at a much lower rate than our competitors and through wider distribution channels.

Numen Books has printing outlets located in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia and is able to offer competitive shipping rates to wholesale clients.

Latest News

Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition, Gwendolyn Taunton

The Power of Ancient Greece

Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition is the latest work by award winning author Gwendolyn Taunton. Previously having won the prestigious Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence, Gwendolyn Taunton returns to her roots in the world of spirituality, mythology and religious Tradition to examine one of the world's oldest and most popular spiritual traditions - that of Ancient Greece.Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition takes us into the realm of hidden traditions and arcane lore within the religions of Ancient Greece; it takes us on an exploration of fantastic things we never dreamed existed - of powerful magicians who believed they could converse with the Gods and leave their bodies in dreams or conjure ghosts, archaeology, the spell binding allure of beautiful Goddesses such as Aphrodite, the mysteries of Dionysus and the shadowed rites of Eleusis. We also learn of how Nietzsche transported Greek mythology directly into his philosophical teachings, and can read a reprint of his inaugural address as a professor of Classical Philology.

There are other fascinating topics here, such as the question of the role of the sacred and the profane in Ancient Greece, foreign deities being incorporated into state worship, the importance of household shrines and the strange history of the obscure Goddess Hecate, and how Her role has changed and shifted over the centuries.The interesting thing about Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition is that it doesn't confine itself merely to the ancient past - some of these authors are also approaching the topic from a reconstructionist perspective and addressing those people - particularly in Greece - who still practice the old beliefs in the form of the religion called Hellenismos. This makes Kratos unique - it is a book for people who approach mythology as part of a living, breathing religious Tradition that is still very alive, and not just a museum relic.

 Click here to read more about Kratos: The Hellenic Tradition

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The New Antaios Journal

The New Antaios Journal is continuation of the original Antaios Journal whose editors were Ernst Jünger and Mircea Eliade. Similarly, we intent to build on their legacy from the 20th century a new life for this journal in the 21st century. The journal continues respectively with focus on studies in ‘’Hellenismos, Neoplatonism and Hinduism’’ along with the further research and study of the five authors significant for our journal – Ernst and F.G. Jünger, Mircea Eliade , Emil Cioran, Martin Heidegger.


Featured Author

James WF Roberts

James WF Roberts, Blue Electric Dusk

James WF Roberts is an addict. He is addicted to poetry and all that it entails. Loves a good scotch or a dazzling glass of red. He believes poetry is sacred, ancient and ever changing. Poetry is vibrant, evolving and a worthy profession for any man, anyone to do. Has a background in traditionalist philosophy and romantic literature. Grew up on the poetry of the Beatles and Johnny Cash. Credits Freddie Mercury as his first poetic inspiration. Has been published around the world and his baritone voice is heard on friday nights reciting the great works of literature, emerging poets and his own works on community radio www.phoenixfm.org.au.

James WF Roberts is the author of Blue Electric Dusk.

To read more about Blue Electric Dusk click here

Latest Release

From Antiquity to the Avant Garde

Alchemical Traditions - Aaron Cheak

Spanning the world’s great Traditions from Ancient Egypt through to the work of the Surrealist movement, and encompassing everything between, Aaron Cheak has assembled the most authoritative and comprehensive corpus of texts on alchemy currently in existence in his first book, Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant Garde.

Dr. Cheak’s stunning literary debut features his own stunning and intricate knowledge in The Perfect Black: Egypt and Alchemy, Taking from Water to Fill in Fire: The History and Dynamics of Taoist Alchemy and Agent of All Mutations: Metallurgical, Biological and Spiritual Evolution in the Alchemy of René Schwaller de Lubicz, to name but a sample of his writing.

The range of expert authors assembled by Dr. Cheak is highly impressive – including such experts in their fields as David Gordon White (Sinister Yogis, The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Northern India, Myths of the Dog Man), Rod Blackhirst (Primordial Alchemy and Modern Religion, Above and Below: Correspondence in Traditional Astrological Symbolism' Sacred Web: A Journal of Tradition & Modernity, The Spangled Tortoise: The Peculiar and Unusual Feature in Hermetic Modes of Exegesis, Vincit Omnia Veritas) and Algis UĹždavinys (The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth: From Ancient Egypt to Neoplatonism, The Heart of Plotinus: The Essential Enneads, Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity, Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism). Both prestigious authors and considered to top experts, their texts making a welcome addition to Cheak’s stunning assembly of texts.

Alongside such classic authors, we also find other talented writers such as Kim Lai, Sabrina Dalla Valle, Mirco Mannucci, Christopher A. Plaisance, Hereward Tilton, Angela Voss, Paul Scarpari, Leon Marvell, and Dan Mellamphy all of who express a deep knowledge of their respective topics.

At a massive 684 pages in length, this book offers both quality and quantity to the reader and is surely destined to become a literary classic.

Alchemical Traditions is now available through Amazon and other selected retail outlets.