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Gnosis 08: Alchemy. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT

Gnosis 08: Alchemy. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions - REPRINT (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO08R, GNO08R

Price: $20.00


"Alchemy is isolating the principle of life. This is what the ancients called the vital force. Once you had this life force isolated, then you could process it further and make an elixir of immortality."
- Art Kunkin, from The GNOSIS Interview: Art Kunkin

Contents -- Summer 1988




Introduction: How Many Alchemists Does It Take . . . ?

by Jay Kinney

The Age of Gold

by Jim Melodini
The search for a reconciliation between alchemy and science.

Alchemy is Alive and Well

by Hans Nintzel
Hundreds of alchemists all over the world are working with this "lost" art.

The GNOSIS Interview: Art Kunkin

by Christopher Farmer
A frank discussion of the ups and downs of a modern alchemist.

The Parting of the Ways

by John Lash
Chinese and Western alchemy in contrast.

An Alchemical Mandala

by Adam McLean

Sexual Alchemy

by Robert Anton Wilson
Is there a guide to tantric sexual yoga hidden in alchemy's symbolism?

An Alchemy Reading List

by Ivan St. John
A short selection of books on various facets of alchemy.

C.G. Jung and the Alchemical Revival

by Stephan A. Hoeller
A look at Jung's understanding of alchemy and its implications.

The Rose Garden of the Philosophers

by David Fideler
A look at spiritual horticulture and alchemystical gardening.

The Regeneration of the Stone

by Ivan St. John
An alchemical meditation attributed to Roger Bacon.

Alchemy out of India

by Elemire Zolla
A search for the roots of alchemy in the east.

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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

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Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

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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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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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