About Ouroboros Press
Ouroboros Press is an independent publishing house largely supported by readers who appreciate not only the importance of classic texts but also the various crafts associated with book arts. Established at the turn of the century, the press works with scholars, translators and artists to produce fine books in the field of Western Esotericism. Texts are classics in their field and often are presented in their first English translation.
Discerning bibliophiles will appreciate these fine esoteric books, which have been made utilizing the aesthetic of Renaissance bookmakers. The typography, ornament, and illustrations reflect the quality of previous eras.
The publisher has spared no effort in design or durability, even offering on request hand-bound volumes, in full leather, or vellum. Valued by scholars and collectors alike, Ouroboros Press continues the age old tradition of book making in the Pacific Northwest's Emerald City.
William J. Kiesel, publisher at Ouroboros Press
Born in Seattle to a family of readers, William engages in a life-long relationship with books. With his decades as an antiquarian bookseller, his training in letterpress printing and bookbinding, Kiesel brings his love of books and scholarship together in Ouroboros Press. As an independent researcher William speaks about the complex and intriguing world of esotericism in the US and abroad.
Read an essay by William about Folding Plates in Esoteric Literature Here.
Review of a talk William did on Esoteric Publishers Devices.
Article in the Brooklyn Rail; Dreamscripts in the Waking World.
Some online classes available for purchase through 22 Teachings here:
Hermetic Enigmas of the Esoteric Tradition with William Kiesel a 3-part lecture
Sigils in Practical Magic with William Kiesel
Moonwalking: Lunar Mansions in Theory & Practice with William Kiesel
Mortlake and Company
Ouroboros Press operates out of Mortlake & Company Book Arte Gallery, which features thousands of new, used and rare esoteric books as well as hosting art exhibitions, literary and educational events.