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Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO19, GNO19

Price: $9.00


"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


by Jay Kinney


Gnosis Forum

Skeptic's Corner

Star Trek Cosmology
A column by Ted Schultz

Alternative Realities

Trick or Treat?: The Value of Fooling and Being Fooled
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller

Introduction: My Mind Plays Tricks on Me

by Richard Smoley

The Fool, The Clown, The Jester

by Fred Fuller
Sacred clowns are an ancient and vigorous tradition in Western Culture.

The Green Man: The Trickster Figure in Sufism

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Incarnations and interpretations of Khezr, "the Hidden Prophet" of Islam.

The Trickster and Creative Illness

by D. Jean Collins
Spiritual transformation is often preceded by an appearance of the Trickster.

Loki, Father of Strife

by Alice Karlsdottir
The notorious Norse god who clears the way for rebirth and renewal.

Trickster at the Crossroads

by Eric Davis
Eshu-Elegbara, the West African god of messages, sex, and deceit.

Dr. Gene Don't Take No Guff

by Brad Bailey
Don't touch that dial! The Rambo of TV Preachers is here with a pledge break from hell.

Confessions of a Professional Trickster

by Paul Krassner
The long-time provocateur relates some of his favorite pranks.

Book Reviews

  • Fire in the Heart: Healers, Sages, and Mystics, by Kyriacos C. Markides
  • Ancient Magicks for a New Age by Alan Richardson and Geoff Hughes
  • Paths to the Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell and the Study of Religion edited by Daniel C. Noel
  • Gnosis: Study and Commentaries on the Esoteric Tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy, Book One: Exoteric Cycle by Boris Mouravieff
  • Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity by Richard Temple
  • Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
  • King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette
  • The Rosicrucian Emblems of Daniel Cramer introduction by Adam McLean
  • Salon Trismosin's Splendor Solis introduction by Adam McLean
  • The "Key" of Jacob Boehme introduction by Adam McLean
  • A Commentary on the Mutus Liber by Adam McLean
  • Painted Black by Carl A. Raschke
  • Demons of the Inner World: Understanding Our Hidden Complexes by Alfred Ribi
  • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed by Evan John Jones and Doreen Valiente
  • West County Wicca: A Journal of the Old Religion by Rhiannon Ryall
  • The Book of J translated by David Rosenberg, interpreted by Harold Bloom
  • Just Another Spiritual Book by Bo Lozoff
  • The Mystery and Magic of the Eucharist by Stephan A. Hoeller
  • The Body of Light: History and Practical Techniques for Awakening Your Subtle Body by John Mann and Lar Short
  • Crazy Wisdom by Wes "Scoop" Nisker
  • The New Believers (video) directed by Tom Corboy
Arcane Truths: Special humor supplement

The Baffling Mystery of the Georgia Guidestones: Mysterious Sage Sponsors Epic Monument

The Secret Dogma of the Confraternity of the Miraculous Inversion

by Assassinated Nenmaster Nenslo

Madam, I'm Adam: News and Gossip

by Adam Weishaupt

Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2018: Pacific Time (9" x 12") Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2018: Pacific Time (9" x 12")
Maynard, Jim
Quicksilver Productions

Celestial Influences is an essential astrological reference. It is the best astrological calendar available. It opens to 12 x 18 inches. The zodiac months are highlighted with a colored tint and the zodiac illustrations are in full color.

12 x 9 inches, 48 pages, full-color cover, full-color illustrations.

Price: $13.95

Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded) Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded)
Pearson, Nigel G
Troy Books

In Treading the Mill, Suffolk witch Nigel Pearson presents an extensive and thorough exploration of the working ways of the modern traditional witch, including Compass rites, directional virtues, tools & their hallowing, spellcrafting, wortcunning, transvection, spirit familiars, faerie lore, the old gods, self-dedication and much more.

Price: $20.95

Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Churton, Tobias
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...

Price: $29.95

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...

Price: $34.95

The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
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...

Price: $200.00