The work contained within this manuscript was penned by Lily Adams Beck circa 1928 and edited in 2016 by “Twinkle” Marie Manning. This non-fiction work chronicles Beck’s experiences exploring the Occult. Matrika Press is proud to preserve this work as it is demonstrative of the transcending mystery and wonder affirmed in all cultures as well as the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. The Way of Power is beneficial to all who seek confirmation of the forces which create and uphold life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lily Adams Beck was born Elizabeth Louisa “Lily” Moresby was (circa)1862. She was a British-born novelist who published under many names including: Elizabeth Louisa Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby Beck, Lily Moresby Adams and E. Barrington. She became the first prolific, female fantasy writer in Canada.
She lived and traveled widely in the East, in Egypt, India, China, Tibet and Japan and her writings, both fiction and esoteric non-fiction, reflect this. She eventually settled in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1919.
She was married twice: first to Edward Western Hodgkinson , a Royal Navy commander who died around 1910. In 1912 she married to retired solicitor Ralph Coker Adams Beck. Lily Adams Beck died in 1931 in Kyoto, Japan.
The Cover Art for The Way of Power is by Jo Daemen.
Johanna Maria Hendrika Daemen (1891–1944), was a Dutch illustrator, graphic designer and glass artist. She wrote and illustrated The Sacred Flame: The Fairy-Tale of Stefan Pártos (1927), a tribute to a Hungarian violinist who died young. The cover art Matrika Press selected for The Way of Power was first published in that fairy tale.
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ABOUT MATRIKA PRESS and WHY we PUBLISHED THE WAY OF POWER:
Matrika Press was established to share stories, messages and work that is in alignment with Unitarian Universalist Values.
The 7th UU Principle is: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The first Source UUs draw faith from is: Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to tehh forces which create and uphold life.
The Way of Power, while not written by a Unitarian Universalist, resounds with content supporting our 7th Principle and all of the six sources from which we draw our faith, most specifically the first source as listed above.