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Gnosis 24: Saints and Scoundrels. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO24, GNO24
"However heroic the virtues of the saint may be, the scoundrel has a bit of the hero in him too."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Summer 1992
Stranger Than Science
A column by Ted Schultz
The Divine Feminine in Recent World Events
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller
Choose Your Saints Wisely
by Richard Smoley
Why we must cast a cold eye on even our greatest heroes.
The Hell-Fire Club
by Daniel Willens
Were they Satanists and libertines? Or some of the most progressive and far-sighted men in British history?
The Grand Copt
by Timothy O'Neill
How the legendary Cagliostro tried to revive the magic of ancient Egypt.
The Best of the Beast
by Antoinette LaFarge and Robert Allen
What can we make of the legacy of the inimitable Aleister Crowley?
Heroic Virtue: An Interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast
by Richard Smoley
A distinguished monk talks about saints, the contemplative life, and the future of the Catholic Church.
Wrath, Sanctity, and Power
by John Carey
Why were those Irish saints so darn ornery?
Was Tsar Nicholas a Saint?
by Stephen Muratore
The case of the last tsar of Russia casts some light on who becomes a saint, and why.
The Art of Conscious Listening
by Heidi Melas
How classical music can serve as a pathway to the realms of the spirit.
- In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technology and the
Survival of the Indian Nations by Jerry Mander
- Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge by Terence McKenna
- The Elements of Alchemy by Cherry Gilchrist
- The Future of the Body: Explorations into the Further Evolution of
Human Nature by Michael Murphy
- Eating the "I": An Account of the Fourth Way by Wm. Patrick Patterson
- Reimagination of the World: A Critique of the New Age, Science, and the
Popular Culture by David Spangler and William Irwin Thompson
- Saturday's Child: Encounters with the Dark Gods by Janet O. Dallett
- Prayer of Jesus - Prayer of the Heart by Alphonse and Rachel Goettmann
- Song of the Cosmos: An Introduction to Traditional Cosmology by Arthur Versluis
- Visions of the Night: A Study of Jewish Dream Interpretation by Joel Covitz
- The Journey of the Self: A Sufi Guide to Personality by Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri
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...
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...
The House of Owls
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...More
Gateways Through Light and Shadow
Chassan, Frater Ashen
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...
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
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...