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Gnosis 12: Sects and Schisms. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 12: Sects and Schisms. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO12, GNO12

Price: $9.00

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"Some religious groups may exhibit one or two of the common characteristics of so-called cults, such as a specialized group jargon or odd rituals or heavy demands on members' time, but the same could be said of most corporations or family businesses as well!"
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction

Contents -- Summer 1989

1
Editorial


2
News


3
Forum


6
Study Groups


7
Introduction: The Joy of Sects

by Jay Kinney

8
The Three Faces of Satan

by Chas Clifton
A close look at the "Satanism Scare" and its accusers.

20
Wandering Bishops

by Stephan A. Hoeller
Do the hundreds of bishops outside of Papal control hold the key to a new sacramental Christianity?

26
The Modern Rosicrucians

by Christopher McIntosh
A fascinating history of 20th century Rosicrucian groups.

33
The GNOSIS Interview: The Imperator of AMORC

by Jay Kinney and Tim O'Neill
A talk with Gary L. Stewart, head of the largest modern Rosicrucian group.

36
Hubbard's Ladder

by Tom Joyce
Are Scientology's "technologies of transformation" worth a second look?

44
Shootout at the Circle 7 Koran

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
The unique story of Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple.

50
Hasidism

by Lawrence Sutin
An overview of the Jewish sect's road from mystical heresy to orthodoxy.

55
The Swedenborgian Church

by Jim Lawrence
The exoteric journey of Swedenborg's esoteric teachings.

62
What's So Secret About The Secret Doctrine?

by Jay Williams
A skeptical look at H.P. Blavatsky's groundbreaking Theosophical book.

66
Book Reviews

  • The Illuminati Connection by Prof. Illuminatus
  • The Coming of the Cosmic Christ by Matthew Fox
  • Reinventing Eve: Modern Woman in Search of Herself by Kim Chernin
  • Lady of the Beasts: Ancient Images of the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals by Buffie Johnson
  • Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels
  • The Neoplatonic Writings of Numenius collected and translated by Kenneth Guthrie
  • Porphyry: Selected Works translated by Thomas Taylor
  • Jung: A Biography by Gerhard Wehr, translated by David M. Weeks
  • The Choice is Always Ours edited by Dorothy Berkley Phillips, Elizabeth Boyden Howes, and Lucille M. Nixon
  • Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield
  • Advanced Magical Arts by R.J. Stewart
  • The Book of Divine Magic by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
  • The Saracen: Land of the Infidel by Robert Shea
  • The Saracen: The Holy War by Robert Shea
  • The Celtic Tree Oracle: A System of Divination by Liz and Colin Murray


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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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Yale University Press

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

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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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