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Gnosis 41: The Cosmic Joke Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 41: The Cosmic Joke Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO41, GNO41

Price: $9.00


"No more sacred civilizations, Monsieur. They are too delicate and too costly. Besides priests are no more trustworthy than anyone else."
- Eglantin L'Audace, from The Order of the Twelfth Apostle

Contents -- Fall 1996


Up Front


News & Notes

Including the Fortean UnConvention, a trip to the roots of Kabbalah, and an encounter with sacred music in Morocco.

An Initial Encounter with Ramtha

by J. Gordon Melton
Wherein a noted scholar makes the acquaintance of a 35,000-year-old founder of a Gnostic school.

The Distorted Enneagram: The GNOSIS Interview with Claudio Naranjo

by OM C. Parkin and Boris Fittkau
Claudio Naranjo, one of the seminal figures in the enneagram of personality types, has harsh words for what it has become.

After the Deluge

by Paul Hurley
How a cabin, a flood, and the Fool card converged to transform a life.

The Great Cosmic Fairy Tale

by Mary Devlin
Is Oz's Yellow Brick Road an allegory for the soul's way home?

Christians Reconsidered

by Sandra Tsing Loh
Can you be a Christian and still hate "Godspell"?

Book Reviews

  • The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
  • The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influences by Ross Fuller
  • The White Buddhist: The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott by Stephen Prothero
  • Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt by Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker
  • Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth by Robert Sardello
  • E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith by John Strausbaugh
  • The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind by Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock
  • From Atlantis to the Sphinx: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World by Colin Wilson
  • In Perfect Timing: Memoirs of a Man for the New Millennium by Peter Caddy with Jeremy Slocombe and Renata Caddy
  • The Generation of Adam by Isaiah Horowitz
  • Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Godel, and the History of Archetypes by Robin Robertson
  • The Magic of Solomon (video) by Carroll "Poke" Runyon

AGNOSIS: Special humor supplement

Inside back cover:
The Scimitar

by Justin Green

The Beatles: A New Translation

by Francis DiMenno
A new rendition of the much-revered texts to commemorate the Beatles millennium.

The Order of the Twelfth Apostle

by Eglantin L'Audace
A tale of how a secret society altered the spiritual destiny of the human race.


The Cigars of Paradise

by Mack White

The Leap of Faith

by Harry S. Robins

Easter Bunny, P.I.

by Gus Murphy

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

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

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 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