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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

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

East Anglian Witches and Wizards  ( Witchcraft of the British Isles ) East Anglian Witches and Wizards ( Witchcraft of the British Isles )
Howard, Michael
Three Hands Press

In his fourth book in the Witchcraft of the British Isles series, Michael Howard examines the Craft of East Anglia, one of the richest areas of historical witchcraft and folk magic in England. From the private witch of William the Conqueror to the cunning men and women of the marshes and fens, to the Toad-witches and the appalling deeds of the witch-finders, the book is a trove of historical information on the actual folk magical practices of East Anglia. Also examined are the spirits of localit...
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Price: $19.95

Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
Kurlander, Eric
Yale University Press

he definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power

The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Ar...
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Price: $35.00

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

Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century
Lo Scarabeo
Lo Scarabeo

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

The companion booklets f...
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Price: $34.95

The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics) The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics)
Copenhaver, Brian
Penguin

A rich, wondrous anthology of the Western magical tradition, from the Old Testament to Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, now in a Penguin Classics black spine edition

." . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . ."

The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession--from Moses battling with Pharao...
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Price: $17.00