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Gnosis 06: Secret Societies. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT

Gnosis 06: Secret Societies. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO06R, GNO06R

Price: $20.00

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"At present, books are widely available which contain the lion's share of the secret teachings that one is likely to come upon in most secret societies. Yet the lack of interest most people have in penetrating into inner realities assures that these teachings remain unperceived - and therefore 'secret'."
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction


Contents -- Winter 1987-88

1
Editorial


2
News and Letter


3
Forum

Our readers and contributors discuss politics and the spiritual quest.

6
Introduction: Human Rites and Hidden Assets

by Jay Kinney

8
The Templar Tradition: Yesterday and Today

by Gaetan Delaforge
A short history of the Knights Templar and a look at the ideals of their spiritual heirs.

14
The Rosicrucian Dream

by Christopher McIntosh
The relevance and influence of Christian Rosenkreutz today.

18
The Mountain of the Philosophers

by Adam McLean
A Rosicrucian emblem interpreted.

20
The GNOSIS Interview: Gwenc'hlan Le Scouezec

by Sophie Moore
The Great Druid of Brittany discusses contemporary Druidism.

24
Freemasonry and the Hermetic Tradition

by R.A. Gilbert
What links, if any, are there between Freemasonry and esoteric teachings?

28
The Craft Meets the Craft

by Chas Clifton
Talking with male witches who are also masons.

30
The Priory of Sion

by Robert Anton Wilson
What hath Holy Blood, Holy Grail wrought? A close look at the bizarre world of the ultimate secret society.

40
The Hermetic Secret of Sir Walter Raleigh

by David Fideler
Unveiling Raleigh's kabbalistic interests and " the School of Night."

43
The Invocation of the Black Sun

by Tim O'Neill
What happens when performance art, post-industrial music, and ritual magic meet?

68
Book Reviews

  • The Murdered Magicians: The Templars and their Myth by Peter Partner
  • Dashwood - The Man and The Myth: The Life and Times of the Hell-Fire Club's Founder by Eric Towers
  • The Grail Seeker's Companion by John Matthews and Marian Green
  • All Rites Reversed?!: Ritual Technology for Self-Initiation by Antero Alli
  • The Invisible Temple: The Nature and Use of the Group Mind by Peter Roche de Coppens
  • Against the Protestant Gnostics by Philip J. Lee
  • Jung's Challenge to Contemporary Religion edited by Murray Stein and Robert L. Moore
  • C.G. Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by Robin Robertson
  • The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library compiled and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie
  • Classical Mediterranian Spirituality edited by A.H. Armstrong
  • Everyman Today Call Rome by Charles A. Coulombe
  • Spiritual Revolution by Kyle and Kerry Griffith
  • Thomas Merton on Mysticism by Raymond Bailey
  • The Egyptian Hermes: A Historical Approach to the Late Pagan Mind by Garth Fowden


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Forrest, Adam (ed)
Azoth Press

Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.

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For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
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Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press

Limited to 800 copies

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Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

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Sharin...
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Gaiman, Neil
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki--son of a giant--blood brother to Odin and a trick...
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The Voynich Manuscript The Voynich Manuscript
Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...
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