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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

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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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...

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...

Price: $58.50

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...

Price: $22.99

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...

Price: $59.00