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Gnosis 06: Secret Societies. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT

Gnosis 06: Secret Societies. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO06R, GNO06R


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"At present, books are widely available which contain the lion's share of the secret teachings that one is likely to come upon in most secret societies. Yet the lack of interest most people have in penetrating into inner realities assures that these teachings remain unperceived - and therefore 'secret'."
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction

Contents -- Winter 1987-88


News and Letter


Our readers and contributors discuss politics and the spiritual quest.

Introduction: Human Rites and Hidden Assets

by Jay Kinney

The Templar Tradition: Yesterday and Today

by Gaetan Delaforge
A short history of the Knights Templar and a look at the ideals of their spiritual heirs.

The Rosicrucian Dream

by Christopher McIntosh
The relevance and influence of Christian Rosenkreutz today.

The Mountain of the Philosophers

by Adam McLean
A Rosicrucian emblem interpreted.

The GNOSIS Interview: Gwenc'hlan Le Scouezec

by Sophie Moore
The Great Druid of Brittany discusses contemporary Druidism.

Freemasonry and the Hermetic Tradition

by R.A. Gilbert
What links, if any, are there between Freemasonry and esoteric teachings?

The Craft Meets the Craft

by Chas Clifton
Talking with male witches who are also masons.

The Priory of Sion

by Robert Anton Wilson
What hath Holy Blood, Holy Grail wrought? A close look at the bizarre world of the ultimate secret society.

The Hermetic Secret of Sir Walter Raleigh

by David Fideler
Unveiling Raleigh's kabbalistic interests and " the School of Night."

The Invocation of the Black Sun

by Tim O'Neill
What happens when performance art, post-industrial music, and ritual magic meet?

Book Reviews

  • The Murdered Magicians: The Templars and their Myth by Peter Partner
  • Dashwood - The Man and The Myth: The Life and Times of the Hell-Fire Club's Founder by Eric Towers
  • The Grail Seeker's Companion by John Matthews and Marian Green
  • All Rites Reversed?!: Ritual Technology for Self-Initiation by Antero Alli
  • The Invisible Temple: The Nature and Use of the Group Mind by Peter Roche de Coppens
  • Against the Protestant Gnostics by Philip J. Lee
  • Jung's Challenge to Contemporary Religion edited by Murray Stein and Robert L. Moore
  • C.G. Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by Robin Robertson
  • The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library compiled and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie
  • Classical Mediterranian Spirituality edited by A.H. Armstrong
  • Everyman Today Call Rome by Charles A. Coulombe
  • Spiritual Revolution by Kyle and Kerry Griffith
  • Thomas Merton on Mysticism by Raymond Bailey
  • The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind by Garth Fowden

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Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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