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Gnosis 41: The Cosmic Joke Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO41, GNO41
"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
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?
by Sandra Tsing Loh
Can you be a Christian and still hate "Godspell"?
- 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:
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
The Principles of New Thought: Tracing Spiritual Truth from the Source to the Soul
DeVorss & Company
The roots of New Thought can be traced back to the early 1800's, and like any spiritual movement, the interpretation and application of basic principles tend to evolve with society in a changing world. From our vantage point in the 21st century, we can see that despite the diverse path New Thought has taken, its core beliefs continue to be a source of comfort for individuals seeking spiritual strength and encouragement.
What are these basic principles and why do they provide a long-lasting s...
Salomonic Magical Arts: Being two Swedish Books of the Black Art (The Red Book and The Black Book)
Three Hands Press
Water, I exhort you olansgält. Lucifer, I exhort you with all your company, that you will bring my belongings back again. May the thief never come to peace, neither at night nor at day, sleeping or awake, riding or on foot or by any means, until he returns what he has stolen...
From A Spell To Catch Thieves
Amid the great genres of European magical books are the Scandinavian Svartkonstböcker or ‘Books of Black Arts’, the privately-kept practical man...
The Afflicted Mirror: A Study of Ordeals and the Making of Compacts
Three Hands Press
Measuring the connectivity between the visible and invisible, by using physicality as a signifier, brings another aspect to the fore. There appears to be good reason to believe there is a ratio in physical difference when it comes to observing how the metaphysical manifests partial presences. Exponential distortions correspond to how we retain a level of contact with the Other. When these abnormalities become exaggerated they prompt greater emotive responses, such as fear. By expressing an Ot...
The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: Discovering the Radical Truth at the Heart of Christianity
Just as she's done in her previous books, Cynthia Bourgeault asks us to take a look at an idea from traditional Christianity--this time the formula of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--as though we're looking at it for the first time. And as usual, she reveals it to be something we hadn't expected at all.
She finds in the idea of the Holy Trinity a striking vision of the nature of reality. What she claims, in a nutshell, is that embedded within this theological formula that Christians recite mo...
Orin Orisa: Songs for Selected Heads. New Revised and Revised Edition, with CD.
Yoruba Theological Archministry
New, expanded edition, and now includes a CD of chants.
This is the first comprehensive translation and review of close to 600 Yoruba songs that have been used in Cuba, by Africans and their descendents, for over two hundred years, and in the U.S. since 1960, to praise and invoke some 25 orisa/deities. The classical character of the music, songs, and historic/elemental archetypes is discussed fully.
This edition includes a 38-page b&w and 12-page color photo insert containing many rare a...