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Gnosis 15: Ancient Civilizations. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 15: Ancient Civilizations. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO15, GNO15

Price: $9.00


"Traditional or esoteric philosophy is perennial. It recurs at different periods of time, always to create a cultural renaissance that will begin a cycle of culture, a cycle of civilization."
- John Michell, from The Ancient Temple and Modern Cosmology: An Interview with John Michell

Contents -- Spring 1990



Study Groups


Introduction: Long Away and Far Ago

by Jay Kinney

Listening to the Ruins

by Peter Balin
How the Maya have been viewed and reviewed throught the years.

Atlantis in Western Esoteric Thought

by Timothy O'Neill
Tracing a powerful myth through history.

The Spirit of Egypt

by Michael Crisp
A look at history's most religious civilization.

An Interview with Bika Reed

by David Fideler
A talk with the noted translator of ancient Egyptian writings.

The Delphic Dynamo

by Dawn Kolokithas
Delphi then and now.

Overcoming the Greeks

by Richard Smoley
The problem they couldn't solve: reconciling faith and reason.

The Ancient Temple and Modern Cosmology: An Interview with John Michell

by David Fideler
A talk with the famous investigator of astroarchaeology and sacred geometry.

Catal Huyuk: The Temple City of Prehistoric Anatolia

by William Carl Eichman
The oldest known city and its religious philosophy.

The Message of Meroe

by D. Jean Collins
Lessons from the ancient Kushite kingdom.

Introducing Dervish Yunis

by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
A look at three recent books on the Sufi poet Yunus Emre.

Book Reviews

  • Witchcraft by Charles Alva Hoyt
  • The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • The Witches' God by Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • Jung and the Lost Gospels by Stephan A. Hoeller
  • Indicia . . . A Romance by Kathleen Burch
  • Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens: An Edition of the Emblems, Fugues, and Epigrams translated and conducted by Joscelyn Godwin, introduction by Hildemarie Streich
  • Alchemy: The Medieval Alchemists and their Royal Art by Johannes Fabricius
  • Beyond Biofeedback by Elmer & Alyce Green
  • What Are They Saying About God and Evil? by Barry L. Whitney
  • Defenders of God: The Fundamentalist Revolt Against the Modern Age by Bruce B. Lawrence
  • The Concise Guide to Islam by Cyril Glasse
  • Call No Man Master by Joyce Collin-Smith, with an introduction by Colin Wilson
  • Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion by Hunbatz Men
  • The Occult Conspiracy: Secret Societies - Their Influence and Power in World History by Michael Howard
  • America's Secret Destiny: Spiritual Vision and the Founding of a Nation by Robert Heironimus
  • Divine Invasion: A Life of Philip K. Dick by Lawrence Sutin
  • Geometric Metaphors of Life by Stan Tenen
  • Love Does Not Condemn: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil According to Platonism, Christianity, Gnosticism, and "A Course in Miracles" by Kenneth Wapnick
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Grant, Kenneth

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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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