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Gnosis 02: Magic and Tradition. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO02, GNO02
"Though often considered 'supernatural,' magic actually operates
within a traditional view of the universe, complete with a
recognizable set of natural laws."
- Jay Kinney, from Magic: What is It?
Contents -- Spring-Summer 1986
Forum: "Gnosticism - Pro and Con"
Our readers and contributors continue the discussion of the role of Gnosticism in history and its relevance for the modern world.
Introduction: Magic and Tradition
by Jay Kinney
Magic: What is It?
by Jay Kinney
A look at the methods and worldview of Western ritual magic as it is practiced today.
by Timothy O'Neill
The Hinge of Magic
by Charles Upton
The GNOSIS Interview: Diane di Prima
by Jay Kinney and Hal Hughes
The poet discusses her work with Magic, Visualization, and Healing, and offers insights into teaching, the poetic process and esoteric traditions.
Magic and Religion: Hidden Partners?
by Arthur Versluis
True magic and true spirituality may be more closely related than we are usually lead to believe.
Scribe: An Informal History of Letter Forms
by Justin Green
A wry look at out evolution from cave paintings to the present.
by Chas Clifton
A critical examination of the works of Carlos Castaneda, Lynn Andrews, and other popular tellers of tales.
Priests, Professors, and Gurus
by Joscelyn Godwin
When the Academy has become a Church, where does the Hermetic professor fit in?
- The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order by Paul Foster Case
- The Story of Dion Fortune as told to Charles Fielding and Carr Collins
- Dancers to the Gods edited by Alan Richardson
- Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic by Daniel Lawrence O xD5Keefe
- Hermetica: The Ancient Greek and Latin Writings Which Contain Religious or Philosophic Teachings ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus edited and translated by Walter Scott
- The Pregnant Virgin: A Process of Psychological Transformation by Marion Woodman
- Eve: The History of an Idea by John A. Phillips
- The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power by Barbara G. Walker
- Back to the Sources: Reading the Classic Jewish Texts edited by Barry Holtz
- The Most Beautiful Names edited by Sheikh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti
- Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture by Andre Paccard
- The Thought of the Heart by James Hillman
Gnosis News and Acknowledgments
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991