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Gnosis 37: Tenth Anniversary Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 37: Tenth Anniversary Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO37, GNO37

Price: $9.00

Description



"My body belongs to the church into which I was born, but my soul can't be confined. My soul belongs to the primordial tradition."
- Huston Smith, from Tradition and Truth: A GNOSIS Interview with Huston Smith

Contents -- Fall 1995

1
Editorial

by Richard Smoley

2
Up Front


4
Forum


8
News & Notes

Including the Return of the Sacred Prostitute.

12
Introduction: Days of Future Past

by Jay Kinney
Tenth Anniversary reflections.

14
State of the Hidden Arts

Esotericism - where's it headed and what is it anyway? A detailed report from our panel of experts.

22
The Hidden Wisdom of Psalmody

by Cynthia Bourgeault
Gregorian chant, Christian contemplation - they all come down to the Psalms.

30
Tradition and Truth: A GNOSIS Interview with Huston Smith

by Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney
The renowned scholar discusses religious traditions, the value of hierarchy, and psychedelics.

37
Israel Regardie, the Golden Dawn, and Psychotherapy

by Cris Monnastre and David Griffin
How the Golden Dawn's occult initiations resemble the therapeutic process.

44
Cleaving to God

by Shefa Gold
A contemporary woman rediscovers a Jewish contemplative tradition.

48
Alchemia

Art by Harry S. Robins

50
Islam, Tradition, and the West: A GNOSIS Interview with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

by Jay Kinney
The distinguished Islamic scholar critiques the delusions of modernity.

56
Calling Cthulhu

by Erik Davis
How H.P. Lovecraft, reclusive New England skeptic, gave birth to the hippest of today's postmodern pantheons.

65
The Stoic Way of Nature
by Michael McNierney
There's a lot more to Stoicism than just gritting your teeth.

72
Book Reviews

  • A Different Christianity: Early Christian Esotericism and Modern Thought by Robin Amis
  • Dreams of Isis: A Women's Spiritual Sojourn by Normandi Ellis
  • The Golden Dawn Journal: Books I and II edited by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero
  • The Allure of Gnosticism: The GnosticExperience in Jungian Psychology and Contemporary Culture edited by Robert A. Segal
  • Access to Western Esotericism by Antoine Faivre
  • Chant by Katharine Le Mee
  • Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses by Mary K. Greer
  • Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution by Ken Wilber
  • The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American Political Thought by Barry Alan Shain
  • Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women's Roles in New Religions by Susan Jean Palmer
  • Spiritual Politics by Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson


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Chassan, Frater Ashen


A compendium of personal experiences and research from a traditional ceremonial magician working through a classical book of magic. This volume is a complete and in-depth study in the "Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals" as found in Francis Barrett's, The Magus, and accredited to Trithemius of Spanheim.

Detailed research, personal experimentation, and evoking each of the seven planetary archangels and intelligences to visible and auditory presence are presented within. You will fin...
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Harms, Daniel
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

Sitting a block away from the U.S. Capitol, the Folger Shakespeare Library holds one of the most unusual manuscripts of magic ever discovered. The book was written around the year 1580, a decade before Shakespeare began writing in earnest. This is a manual of magicians in search of results, who scribbled down whatever secrets they could find.

One of the most unusual collections of magical lore ever assembled, The Book of Oberon includes:

  • Rituals for summoning several differe...
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Gold: Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy Gold: Israel Regardie's Lost Book of Alchemy
Regardie, Israel
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

In this newly rediscovered text, famed occultist Israel Regardie sheds light on the psychological/spiritual meaning behind the symbols and metaphors of alchemy. To this end, he presents an important seventeenth century alchemical treatise for analysis, "The True Book of The Learned Greek Abbot Synesius Taken out of The Emperor's Library," written by an anonymous alchemist. As in his previous book on alchemy (The Philosopher's Stone), Regardie discusses "The True Book of Synesius" in the language...
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The Case for Polytheism The Case for Polytheism
Dillon, Steven
O Books

The philosophy of religion has been dominated by monotheists and atheists for centuries now. But, polytheism deserves to be restored to its respected position, and The Case for Polytheism sets out some reasons why. By developing a notion of godhood and employing a set of novel and neglected arguments, the author constructs a rigorous but accessible case for the existence of multiple gods.
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Craft of the Untamed: An Inspired Vision of Traditional Witchcraft Craft of the Untamed: An Inspired Vision of Traditional Witchcraft
de Mattos Frisvold, Nicho
Mandrake of Oxford

The Craft of the Untamed sets out to present the main pillars of traditional witchcraft. Its premise is that a proper tradition is defined as a timeless unity. Outwardly the tradition bears a great diversity across different lands and spirit. Traditional witchcraft is found in various sodalities and groups across the world. Even so it is possible to discern several harmonious, shared themes. These themes are the land, the crossroads, death, night and the mountain of Venus. It is witchcraf...
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Manual of Psychomagic: The Practice of Shamanic Psychotherapy Manual of Psychomagic: The Practice of Shamanic Psychotherapy
Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

Traditional psychotherapy seeks to unburden the unconscious mind purely through talk and discussion. Psychomagic recognizes that it is difficult to reach the unconscious with rational thought. We should instead speak directly to the unconscious in its own language, that of dreams, poetry, and symbolic acts. By interacting on this deeper level, we can initiate quicker and more enduring change to resolve repressed childhood trauma, express buried emotions, and overcome deep-seated intimacy issues....
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