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Gnosis 04: Heresies and Heretics. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 04: Heresies and Heretics. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO04, GNO04

Price: $9.00


"The penetration into the darkness surrounding God - the gulf between one's self and the All - involves the willingness to relinquish the comforting certainties of one's religion and risk heresy, if that is where the path leads."
- Jay Kinney, from Heresies 101

Contents -- Spring-Summer 1987


Letters to the Editor

Forum: "The Feminine in Western Spirituality"

Our readers and contributors open a new topic for discussion.

Introduction: Heresies and Heretics

by Jay Kinney

Heresies 101

by Jay Kinney
Why a little heresy may be good for your soul.

A Personal Top Ten Heretics List

by David Fideler

A Necessary Heresy: Jung's Gnosticism and Contemporary Gnosis

by June Singer
Encountering gnosticism in history and in the present.

The GNOSIS Interview: J. Gordon Melton

by Jay Kinney
The noted scholar of contemporary religious sects and cults shares his thoughts on theology, heresy, and his own life.

The Spiritual Dance

by A Traveling Jewish Theatre
Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Deena Metzger, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, in dialogue about Jewish spiritual roots and tasks, and their individual paths.

The Legend of the Cathars

by Judith Mann
An introduction to the medieval heretics of southern France who incurred the wrath of the Inquisition.

The Anti-Caliph: A Study in Islamic Heresy

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
A proposal for reviving ancient mystical heresy derived from Ibn 'Arabi and the Ismaili Assassins.

The Solitary Quest

by Dixie Tracy-Kinney
A look at the fascinating history of hermits in the West.

Book Reviews

  • Two Non-Dualist Plays. Part 1: Simon Magus and the Gnostics by Milton Ward
  • Female Fault and Fulfillment in Gnosticism by Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley
  • Gurdjieff in the Light of Tradition by Whitall N. Perry
  • The Noble Traveler: The Life and Writings of L. Miloszedited and selected by Christopher Bamford
  • Secret of Secrets: Unwritten Mysteries of Esoteric Qabbalah by Michael-Albion Macdonald
  • Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
  • The Occult Roots of Nazism by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
  • Sufi Vision and Initiation: Meetings with Remarkable Beings by Samuel L. Lewis, edited by Neil Douglas-Klotz
  • Hildegard of Bingen's Scivias translated by Bruce Hozeski, forewords by Matthew Fox and Adelgondis Fuhrkotter
  • Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Hildegard of Bingen, commentary by Matthew Fox
  • Meister Eckhart: Thought and Language by Frank Tobin
  • The Meaning of Love by Vladimir Solovyov, translated by Thomas R. Beyer
  • Commentary on Plato's Symposium on Love by Marsilio Ficino, translated and introduced by Sears Jayne

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,...

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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...

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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

The House of Owls The House of Owls
Angell, Tony
Yale University Press

For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...

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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...

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