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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

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"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

1
Editorial

by Jay Kinney

2
News


4
Gnosis Forum


8
Skeptic's Corner

Star Trek Cosmology
A column by Ted Schultz

10
Alternative Realities

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

12
Introduction: My Mind Plays Tricks on Me

by Richard Smoley

16
The Fool, The Clown, The Jester

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

22
The Green Man: The Trickster Figure in Sufism

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

27
The Trickster and Creative Illness

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

32
Loki, Father of Strife

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

37
Trickster at the Crossroads

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

46
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.

50
Confessions of a Professional Trickster

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

53
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

R1
The Baffling Mystery of the Georgia Guidestones: Mysterious Sage Sponsors Epic Monument


R2
The Secret Dogma of the Confraternity of the Miraculous Inversion

by Assassinated Nenmaster Nenslo

R8
Madam, I'm Adam: News and Gossip

by Adam Weishaupt



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