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Gnosis 35: The Spirituality of America. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO35, GNO35
"Looking at American public festivities, an intelligent alien might conclude that we adore a trinity consisting of the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and Frosty the Snowman."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1995
Editorial: Read Any Good Books Lately?
by Jay Kinney
News & Notes
Frederick Spiegelberg: An Appreciation. Pass the Salt, Sulfur, and Mercury. J.G. Bennett's Legacy, 20 Years Later. Occult Historian Francis King Dies.
Introduction: The Religion of No-Religion
by Richard Smoley
A brief excursion in search of the true American faith.
Exiled in America
by Alison Hawthorne Deming
A contemporary writer comes to grips with her Puritan lineage.
What Is God? The GNOSIS Interview with Karen Armstrong
by Richard Smoley
The author of A History of God talks about faith, faiths, and the ineffable.
Quetzalcoatl and the Path to Culture
by Bruce Scofield
How the god Quetzalcoatl symbolizes the dilemma inherent in civilization itself.
Meeting the Virgin of Guadalupe
by Joanne K. McPortland
Why, over 450 years after her appearance, we still need the Lady.
The Forgotten Shakers
by Chas S. Clifton
These nineteenth-century ecstatics were considerably stranger than we may remember.
The Transcendental Impulse
by Mark Richard Barna
Reflections on the New England Transcendentalists and their legacy.
Joseph Smith: America's Hermetic Prophet
by Lance S. Owens
What esoteric roots inspired Mormonism's founder?
Encounters on the Native Path
by June Huang
A woman of Chinese extraction recounts her experiences with American Indian spirituality.
- The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement by Richard Noll
- The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book by Rapael Patai
- The Circle of Sacred Dance: Peter Deunov's Paneurhythmy edited by David Lorimer
- Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov by David Lorimer
- The Mystery of Light: The Life and Teachings of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov by Georg Feuerstein
- Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
- On the Art of the Kabbalah by Johann Reuchlin
- At the Center of the World by John Michell
- Mystical Languages of Unsaying by Michael A. Sells
- Gates of Light by Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla
- Apocalypse: On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America by Charles B. Strozier
- The Millenium Myth: Love and Death at the End of Time by Michael Grosso
- Witchcraft Today, Book 3: Witchcraft and Shamanism edited by Chas S. Clifton
- Native American Traditions by Arthur Versluis
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...
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...
The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
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...More
The House of Owls
Yale University Press
For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...More
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
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,...More