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Who we are?

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Our History

The story of Watkins Publishing dates back to March 1893, when John M. Watkins, a scholar of esotericism, overheard his friend and teacher Madame Blavatsky lamenting the fact that there was nowhere in London to buy books on mysticism, occultism or metaphysics. 

At that moment Watkins Publishing and Watkins Books were born, soon to become the home of many of the leading lights of spiritual literature, including Carl Jung, Rudolf Steiner, Alice Bailey and Chögyam Trungpa.

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About our books

Today our passion for vigorous questioning is still resolute, our books have continued to reflect the development of spiritual thinking and new science over the past 120 years. We remain at the cutting edge, committed to publishing books that change lives. Discover our range of inspiring and enlightening books on our books page.

Work with us

Working in partnership with outstanding authors, we produce authoritative, innovative titles, both illustrated and non-illustrated. If you are interested in working for Watkins, you can see our latest vacancies here.

Become a Watkins author

If you are interested in being published by Watkins, then please visit our submission guidelines page.

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