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Gnosis 06: Secret Societies. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT (New)
Book ID: GNO06R, GNO06R
"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
News and Letter
Our readers and contributors discuss politics and the spiritual quest.
Introduction: Human Rites and Hidden Assets
by Jay Kinney
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.
The Rosicrucian Dream
by Christopher McIntosh
The relevance and influence of Christian Rosenkreutz today.
The Mountain of the Philosophers
by Adam McLean
A Rosicrucian emblem interpreted.
The GNOSIS Interview: Gwenc'hlan Le Scouezec
by Sophie Moore
The Great Druid of Brittany discusses contemporary Druidism.
Freemasonry and the Hermetic Tradition
by R.A. Gilbert
What links, if any, are there between Freemasonry and esoteric teachings?
The Craft Meets the Craft
by Chas Clifton
Talking with male witches who are also masons.
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.
The Hermetic Secret of Sir Walter Raleigh
by David Fideler
Unveiling Raleigh's kabbalistic interests and " the School of Night."
The Invocation of the Black Sun
by Tim O'Neill
What happens when performance art, post-industrial music, and ritual magic meet?
- 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
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...
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
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...
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