The Return of the Primordial Tradition

Gwendolyn Taunton, Primordial Traditions

Primordial Traditions has a long publishing history, and after four years in hiatus Primordial Traditions is back.

Beginning in 2005, Primordial Traditions began as a hobby created on a budget of precisely $29.95. In this period Primordial Traditions was published quarterly, in a free PDF format. Almost all of the content was written by the editor (Gwendolyn Taunton) under a variety of pen names. In the next couple of years the publicity surrounding the publication grew, and range of newly emerging talented authors and artists joined the ranks of Primordial Traditions.

Only for one year (2009) did Primordial Traditions operate on a subscription basis to cover the labour costs of production – for almost all of its existence Primordial Traditions was free. The publication of the PDF came to an end after the printed version of Primordial Traditions was released as an anthology featuring its best articles in 2009. This book then went on to receive the Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence in 2009 – one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the country.

Following this, it was anticipated at the time that Primordial Traditions would continue in this new book format. These plans were brought to an abrupt halt however by the advent of year long severe earthquake swarm in the editors/authors place of residence which would eventually result in a major disaster for the city involving widespread destruction and a substantial amount of fatalities. For a number of reasons, this made the publication of Primordial Traditions impossible and the editor was forced to relocate, splitting Primordial Traditions apart into separate publications.

In 2014 a revised version of the first book, Primordial Traditions, will be released followed by the immediate commencement of work on a second instalment. Future publications of other series edited by Gwendolyn Taunton, will be merged back into the broader collective of the Primordial Tradition.

From 2014 onwards, Primordial Traditions returns as a yearly publication on perennial philosophy.

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