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Introduction: Standing in the Shadows

by Jay Kinney

Baron Julius Evola and the Hermetic Tradition

by Robin Waterfield
A first look at the controversial Italian esotericist and traditionalist.

The Evolution of Julius Evola's Thought

by Elemire Zolla
A glimpse at Evola's interactions with Reghini, Fascism, and the Nazis.

Who's Afraid of the Bogeyman?

by Jay Kinney
A discussion of the phantasm of esoteric terrorism.

Meeting Darkness on the Path

by William Carl Eichman
A practical approach to the varieties of darkness on the spiritual path.

Descent to the Underworld

by Joan McIntyre
A reinterpretation of the Inanna-Erishkegal myth for men and women.

Kahuna Ana'Ana: The One Who Walks in Darkness

by S.E. Hertel
An interview with two Hawaiian Kahunas: Kahana and Pahia.

The Dark Face of Gnosis

by Erik Davis
Tuning into alien signals and divine noise, with gnostic negativity.

Iblis, The Black Light

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Satan(ism) in Islam and among the heretical Yezidis in Iran.

Fundamental Differences

by Richard Smoley
An analysis of the conservative Christian attack on the New Age.

The Redemption of the Shekhinah

by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
The role of the Shekinah and the Feminine as the dark side of Judaism.

Occultism and the Renaissance Outlook

by Bernadette Bosky
What exactly were alchemists talking about - sex magic?

Umberto Eco Muddies the Waters

by Deborah Belle Forman and Jay Kinney
Two critical reviews of Eco's new occult novel, Foucault's Pendulum.

Book Reviews

  • The Prince of Darkness by Joan O'Grady
  • Between Good and Evil: Polarities of Power by William Gray
  • Blood Secrets: The True Story of Demon Worship by Isaiah Oke, as told to Joe Wright
  • GOLEM! Danger, Deliverance and Art edited by Emily D. Bilski
  • Mary Magdalene and the Women in Jesus' Life by Carolyn M. and Joseph A. Grassi
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, read by John Cleese
  • The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century 1590-1710 by David Stevenson
  • Searches for an Imaginary Kingdom by L.N. Gumilev, translated by R.E.F. Smith
  • Rilke: Selected Poems translated and read by Stephen Mitchell
  • Poems of Rumi translated and read by Robert Bly and Coleman Barks
  • Living in the New Consciousness by Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle
  • A Blue Fire: Selected Writings of James Hillman edited by Thomas Moore
  • Jacob Boehme: Essential Readings edited and introduced by Robin Waterfield
  • The Goddess Sekhmet: The Way of the Five Bodies by Robert Masters
  • Coming Into the Light: Rituals of Egyptian Magick by Gerald and Betty Schueler
  • The Delight of Hearts: Or, What You Will Not Find in Any Book by Ahmad al-Tifashi, English translation by Edward A. Laces, edited by Winston Leyland
  • Haoma and Harmaline: The Botanical Identity of the Indo-Iranian Sacred Hallucinogen "Soma" and its Legacy in Religion, Language, and Middle Eastern Folklore by David Stophlet Flattery and Martin Scwartz
  • Understanding Ismailism: A Unique Tariqah of Islam by Akbarally Meherally
  • Nicholas Roerich: The Life and Art of a Russian Master by Jacqueline Decter

Gnosis 14: The Dark Side. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 14: The Dark Side. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO14, GNO14

Price: $9.00


"The so-called Dark Side is not wholly an evil or negative place or force; after all, some things remain in the shadows because we've placed them there out of fear and squeamishness."
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction

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

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

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

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

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