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Gnosis 14: The Dark Side. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO14, GNO14
"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
Contents -- Winter 1989-'90
Introduction: Standing in the Shadows
by Jay Kinney
Baron Julius Evola and the Hermetic Tradition
by Robin Waterfield
A first look at the controversial Italian esotericist and traditionalist.
The Evolution of Julius Evola's Thought
by Elemire Zolla
A glimpse at Evola's interactions with Reghini, Fascism, and the Nazis.
Who's Afraid of the Bogeyman?
by Jay Kinney
A discussion of the phantasm of esoteric terrorism.
Meeting Darkness on the Path
by William Carl Eichman
A practical approach to the varieties of darkness on the spiritual path.
Descent to the Underworld
by Joan McIntyre
A reinterpretation of the Inanna-Erishkegal myth for men and women.
Kahuna Ana'Ana: The One Who Walks in Darkness
by S.E. Hertel
An interview with two Hawaiian Kahunas: Kahana and Pahia.
The Dark Face of Gnosis
by Erik Davis
Tuning into alien signals and divine noise, with gnostic negativity.
Iblis, The Black Light
by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Satan(ism) in Islam and among the heretical Yezidis in Iran.
by Richard Smoley
An analysis of the conservative Christian attack on the New Age.
The Redemption of the Shekhinah
by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
The role of the Shekinah and the Feminine as the dark side of Judaism.
Occultism and the Renaissance Outlook
by Bernadette Bosky
What exactly were alchemists talking about - sex magic?
Umberto Eco Muddies the Waters
by Deborah Belle Forman and Jay Kinney
Two critical reviews of Eco's new occult novel, Foucault's Pendulum.
- 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
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...