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Gnosis 12: Sects and Schisms. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 12: Sects and Schisms. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO12, GNO12

Price: $9.00


"Some religious groups may exhibit one or two of the common characteristics of so-called cults, such as a specialized group jargon or odd rituals or heavy demands on members' time, but the same could be said of most corporations or family businesses as well!"
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction

Contents -- Summer 1989




Study Groups

Introduction: The Joy of Sects

by Jay Kinney

The Three Faces of Satan

by Chas Clifton
A close look at the "Satanism Scare" and its accusers.

Wandering Bishops

by Stephan A. Hoeller
Do the hundreds of bishops outside of Papal control hold the key to a new sacramental Christianity?

The Modern Rosicrucians

by Christopher McIntosh
A fascinating history of 20th century Rosicrucian groups.

The GNOSIS Interview: The Imperator of AMORC

by Jay Kinney and Tim O'Neill
A talk with Gary L. Stewart, head of the largest modern Rosicrucian group.

Hubbard's Ladder

by Tom Joyce
Are Scientology's "technologies of transformation" worth a second look?

Shootout at the Circle 7 Koran

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
The unique story of Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple.


by Lawrence Sutin
An overview of the Jewish sect's road from mystical heresy to orthodoxy.

The Swedenborgian Church

by Jim Lawrence
The exoteric journey of Swedenborg's esoteric teachings.

What's So Secret About The Secret Doctrine?

by Jay Williams
A skeptical look at H.P. Blavatsky's groundbreaking Theosophical book.

Book Reviews

  • The Illuminati Connection by Prof. Illuminatus
  • The Coming of the Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox
  • Reinventing Eve: Modern Woman in Search of Herself by Kim Chernin
  • Lady of the Beasts: Ancient Images of the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals by Buffie Johnson
  • Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels
  • The Neoplatonic Writings of Numenius collected and translated by Kenneth Guthrie
  • Porphyry: Selected Works translated by Thomas Taylor
  • Jung: A Biography by Gerhard Wehr, translated by David M. Weeks
  • The Choice is Always Ours edited by Dorothy Berkley Phillips, Elizabeth Boyden Howes, and Lucille M. Nixon
  • Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield
  • Advanced Magical Arts by R.J. Stewart
  • The Book of Divine Magic by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
  • The Saracen: Land of the Infidel by Robert Shea
  • The Saracen: The Holy War by Robert Shea
  • The Celtic Tree Oracle: A System of Divination by Liz and Colin Murray

The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.

Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

Price: $35.00

Tarot of Marseilles - Conver 1760 Restored (Standard Deck) Tarot of Marseilles - Conver 1760 Restored (Standard Deck)
Jodorowsky & Camoin

Based on years of research with the goal of creating the definitive Tarot de Marseille, this deck is a labor of love that possesses fine details and the passionate workmanship of Phillipe Camoin -- last heir to the centuries-old legacy of Marseillan cardmakers -- and acclaimed artist and tarotist Alejandro Jodorowsky. Influenced most heavily by the deck of Nicolas Conver first printed in 1760, this premium deck is a treasure for readers and collectors.

Keeper of the Tarot of Marseilles Tradi...

Price: $39.95

Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition. Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
Grant, Kenneth

London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...

Price: $59.95

Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk

Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...

Price: $22.99

The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...

Price: $89.95