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Gnosis 02: Magic and Tradition. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 02: Magic and Tradition. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO02, GNO02

Price: $20.00

Description


"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

1
Editorial


3
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.

7
Introduction: Magic and Tradition

by Jay Kinney

8
Magic: What is It?

by Jay Kinney
A look at the methods and worldview of Western ritual magic as it is practiced today.

9
Magic's Roots

by Timothy O'Neill

11
The Hinge of Magic

by Charles Upton

12
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.

22
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.

26
Scribe: An Informal History of Letter Forms

by Justin Green
A wry look at out evolution from cave paintings to the present.

29
Magical Autobiographies

by Chas Clifton
A critical examination of the works of Carlos Castaneda, Lynn Andrews, and other popular tellers of tales.

34
Priests, Professors, and Gurus

by Joscelyn Godwin
When the Academy has become a Church, where does the Hermetic professor fit in?

39
Book Reviews

  • 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 OxD5Keefe
  • 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

48
Gnosis News and Acknowledgments


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