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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

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"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

1
Editorial


2
News


4
Letters


6
Introduction: How Many Alchemists Does It Take . . . ?

by Jay Kinney

8
The Age of Gold

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

11
Alchemy is Alive and Well

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

16
The GNOSIS Interview: Art Kunkin

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

22
The Parting of the Ways

by John Lash
Chinese and Western alchemy in contrast.

27
An Alchemical Mandala

by Adam McLean

28
Sexual Alchemy

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

33
An Alchemy Reading List

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

34
C.G. Jung and the Alchemical Revival

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

40
The Rose Garden of the Philosophers

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

45
The Regeneration of the Stone

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

48
Alchemy out of India

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

50
Book Reviews

  • Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential by Charles T. Tart
  • Self-Completion: Keys to the Meaningful Life by Robert S. de Ropp
  • Salome and Judas in the Cave of Sex by Ewa Kuryluk
  • Harmonies of Heaven and Earth by Joscelyn Godwin
  • Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook by Joscelyn Godwin
  • Scandal: Essays in Islamic Heresy by Peter Lamborn Wilson
  • The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry translation and commentary by Peter Lamborn Wilson and Nasrollah Pourjavady
  • The Way of Paradox: Spiritual Life as Taught by Meister Eckhart by Cyprian Smith
  • The Treasure House of Images by Gareth Knight
  • Tarot Mirrors, Reflections of Personal Meaning by Mary K. Greer
  • The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Volume II: The Sensitives: Dynamics and Dangers of Mysticism by Paul Brunton
  • Truth or Dare by Starhawk
  • The Witches' Goddess by Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • The Chalice & the Blade by Riane Eisler
  • The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine by Nancy Qualls-Corbett
  • Tales for Transformation by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated from the German by Scott Thompson
  • The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P.D. Ouspensky
  • Islam: The Way of Submission by Solomon Nigosian


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