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Contents -- Winter 1989-'90

1
Editorial


2
News


3
Study Groups


4
Forum


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Introduction: Standing in the Shadows

by Jay Kinney

12
Baron Julius Evola and the Hermetic Tradition

by Robin Waterfield
A first look at the controversial Italian esotericist and traditionalist.

18
The Evolution of Julius Evola's Thought

by Elemire Zolla
A glimpse at Evola's interactions with Reghini, Fascism, and the Nazis.

21
Who's Afraid of the Bogeyman?

by Jay Kinney
A discussion of the phantasm of esoteric terrorism.

25
Meeting Darkness on the Path

by William Carl Eichman
A practical approach to the varieties of darkness on the spiritual path.

28
Descent to the Underworld

by Joan McIntyre
A reinterpretation of the Inanna-Erishkegal myth for men and women.

30
Kahuna Ana'Ana: The One Who Walks in Darkness

by S.E. Hertel
An interview with two Hawaiian Kahunas: Kahana and Pahia.

34
The Dark Face of Gnosis

by Erik Davis
Tuning into alien signals and divine noise, with gnostic negativity.

42
Iblis, The Black Light

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Satan(ism) in Islam and among the heretical Yezidis in Iran.

48
Fundamental Differences

by Richard Smoley
An analysis of the conservative Christian attack on the New Age.

52
The Redemption of the Shekhinah

by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
The role of the Shekinah and the Feminine as the dark side of Judaism.

60
Occultism and the Renaissance Outlook

by Bernadette Bosky
What exactly were alchemists talking about - sex magic?

68
Umberto Eco Muddies the Waters

by Deborah Belle Forman and Jay Kinney
Two critical reviews of Eco's new occult novel, Foucault's Pendulum.

71
Book Reviews

  • The Prince of Darkness by Joan O'Grady
  • Between Good and Evil: Polarities of Power by William Gray
  • Blood Secrets: The True Story of Demon Worship by Isaiah Oke, as told to Joe Wright
  • GOLEM! Danger, Deliverance and Art edited by Emily D. Bilski
  • Mary Magdalene and the Women in Jesus' Life by Carolyn M. and Joseph A. Grassi
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, read by John Cleese
  • The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century 1590-1710 by David Stevenson
  • Searches for an Imaginary Kingdom by L.N. Gumilev, translated by R.E.F. Smith
  • Rilke: Selected Poems translated and read by Stephen Mitchell
  • Poems of Rumi translated and read by Robert Bly and Coleman Barks
  • Living in the New Consciousness by Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle
  • A Blue Fire: Selected Writings of James Hillman edited by Thomas Moore
  • Jacob Boehme: Essential Readings edited and introduced by Robin Waterfield
  • The Goddess Sekhmet: The Way of the Five Bodies by Robert Masters
  • Coming Into the Light: Rituals of Egyptian Magick by Gerald and Betty Schueler
  • The Delight of Hearts: Or, What You Will Not Find in Any Book by Ahmad al-Tifashi, English translation by Edward A. Laces, edited by Winston Leyland
  • Haoma and Harmaline: The Botanical Identity of the Indo-Iranian Sacred Hallucinogen "Soma" and its Legacy in Religion, Language, and Middle Eastern Folklore by David Stophlet Flattery and Martin Scwartz
  • Understanding Ismailism: A Unique Tariqah of Islam by Akbarally Meherally
  • Nicholas Roerich: The Life and Art of a Russian Master by Jacqueline Decter


Gnosis 14: The Dark Side. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 14: The Dark Side. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO14, GNO14

Price: $9.00

Description



"The so-called Dark Side is not wholly an evil or negative place or force; after all, some things remain in the shadows because we've placed them there out of fear and squeamishness."
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction

LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
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.

About the book:

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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Price: $59.00

The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.

Sharin...
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Price: $16.95

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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Price: $50.00

Norse Mythology Norse Mythology
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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Price: $25.95

The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context) The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press

Limited to 800 copies

The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
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Price: $58.50