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Gnosis 04: Heresies and Heretics. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO04, GNO04
"The penetration into the darkness surrounding God - the gulf
between one's self and the All - involves the willingness to
relinquish the comforting certainties of one's religion and risk
heresy, if that is where the path leads."
- Jay Kinney, from Heresies 101
Contents -- Spring-Summer 1987
Letters to the Editor
Forum: "The Feminine in Western Spirituality"
Our readers and contributors open a new topic for discussion.
Introduction: Heresies and Heretics
by Jay Kinney
by Jay Kinney
Why a little heresy may be good for your soul.
A Personal Top Ten Heretics List
by David Fideler
A Necessary Heresy: Jung's Gnosticism and Contemporary Gnosis
by June Singer
Encountering gnosticism in history and in the present.
The GNOSIS Interview: J. Gordon Melton
by Jay Kinney
The noted scholar of contemporary religious sects and cults shares his thoughts on theology, heresy, and his own life.
The Spiritual Dance
by A Traveling Jewish Theatre
Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Deena Metzger, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, in dialogue about Jewish spiritual roots and tasks, and their individual paths.
The Legend of the Cathars
by Judith Mann
An introduction to the medieval heretics of southern France who incurred the wrath of the Inquisition.
The Anti-Caliph: A Study in Islamic Heresy
by Peter Lamborn Wilson
A proposal for reviving ancient mystical heresy derived from Ibn 'Arabi and the Ismaili Assassins.
The Solitary Quest
by Dixie Tracy-Kinney
A look at the fascinating history of hermits in the West.
- Two Non-Dualist Plays. Part 1: Simon Magus and the Gnostics by Milton Ward
- Female Fault and Fulfillment in Gnosticism by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley
- Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition by Whitall N. Perry
- The Noble Traveler: The Life and Writings of O.V.de L. Miloszedited and selected by Christopher Bamford
- Secret of Secrets: Unwritten Mysteries of Esoteric Qabbalah by Michael-Albion Macdonald
- Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
- The Occult Roots of Nazism by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
- Sufi Vision and Initiation: Meetings with Remarkable Beings by Samuel L. Lewis, edited by Neil Douglas-Klotz
- Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias translated by Bruce Hozeski, forewords by Matthew Fox and Adelgondis Fuhrkotter
- Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Hildegard of Bingen, commentary by Matthew Fox
- Meister Eckhart: Thought and Language by Frank Tobin
- The Meaning of Love by Vladimir Solovyov, translated by Thomas R. Beyer
- Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love by Marsilio Ficino, translated and introduced by Sears Jayne
Orin Orisa: Songs for Selected Heads. New Revised and Revised Edition, with CD.
Yoruba Theological Archministry
New, expanded edition, and now includes a CD of chants.
This is the first comprehensive translation and review of close to 600 Yoruba songs that have been used in Cuba, by Africans and their descendents, for over two hundred years, and in the U.S. since 1960, to praise and invoke some 25 orisa/deities. The classical character of the music, songs, and historic/elemental archetypes is discussed fully.
This edition includes a 38-page b&w and 12-page color photo insert containing many rare a...
The Principles of New Thought: Tracing Spiritual Truth from the Source to the Soul
DeVorss & Company
The roots of New Thought can be traced back to the early 1800's, and like any spiritual movement, the interpretation and application of basic principles tend to evolve with society in a changing world. From our vantage point in the 21st century, we can see that despite the diverse path New Thought has taken, its core beliefs continue to be a source of comfort for individuals seeking spiritual strength and encouragement.
What are these basic principles and why do they provide a long-lasting s...
Salomonic Magical Arts: Being two Swedish Books of the Black Art (The Red Book and The Black Book)
Three Hands Press
Water, I exhort you olansgält. Lucifer, I exhort you with all your company, that you will bring my belongings back again. May the thief never come to peace, neither at night nor at day, sleeping or awake, riding or on foot or by any means, until he returns what he has stolen...
From A Spell To Catch Thieves
Amid the great genres of European magical books are the Scandinavian Svartkonstböcker or ‘Books of Black Arts’, the privately-kept practical man...
The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity
Just as she's done in her previous books, Cynthia Bourgeault asks us to take a look at an idea from traditional Christianity--this time the formula of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--as though we're looking at it for the first time. And as usual, she reveals it to be something we hadn't expected at all.
She finds in the idea of the Holy Trinity a striking vision of the nature of reality. What she claims, in a nutshell, is that embedded within this theological formula that Christians recite mo...
The Afflicted Mirror: A Study of Ordeals and the Making of Compacts
Three Hands Press
Measuring the connectivity between the visible and invisible, by using physicality as a signifier, brings another aspect to the fore. There appears to be good reason to believe there is a ratio in physical difference when it comes to observing how the metaphysical manifests partial presences. Exponential distortions correspond to how we retain a level of contact with the Other. When these abnormalities become exaggerated they prompt greater emotive responses, such as fear. By expressing an Ot...