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Contents -- Winter 1989-'90

1
Editorial


2
News


3
Study Groups


4
Forum


10
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

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"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

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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Price: $18.00

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

Gateways Through Light and Shadow Gateways Through Light and Shadow
Chassan, Frater Ashen
Azoth Press

One of only 1000 Signed limited edition hardcover copies. Individually hand bound with silver foil stamping, 70lbs acid neutral paper. Printed in two colors with over 140 illustration!

Gateways Through Light and Shadow is the second book by Bryan Garner, known to his fellow ceremonial magicians as Frater Ashen Chassan, and in it we are again offered the illuminating opportunity to observe and learn from a practicing magus engaged in his Work. Once more he offers instruction in the pro...
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Price: $59.00

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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Price: $22.99

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.

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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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Price: $59.00