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Gnosis 25: Groups and Communities. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 25: Groups and Communities. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO25, GNO25

Price: $9.00

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"Does the Church in our time foster the inner life? Rarely. Does the Church hold the keys to a new consciousness? Yes."
- Theodore J. Nottingham, from The Church and the Inner Life

Contents -- Fall 1992

2
News


4
Forum


8
Alternative Realities

In Defense of Humans
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller

10
Introduction: Getting Real About Getting Together

by Jay Kinney
The collective enterprise - you can't live with it and you can't live without it.

12
Symposium: The Spirituality of the Future

Several spiritual teachers, writers, and thinkers give their views of where we're headed.

18
The Church and the Inner Life

by Theodore J. Nottingham
Can a living spirituality still be found in today's churches?

22
The Quiet Revolution

by Robin Waterfield
How the Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life helped revive medieval Christianity.

30
Is the Men's Movement a Religion?

by Charles Upton
What are the spiritual implications of Robert Bly's Iron John?

36
Divining the Beloved Community

by D. Jean Collins
On finding spiritual friendship in South Central Los Angeles.

42
The Diamond Approach: An Interview with A.H. Almaas

by Richard Smoley
The originator of a new synthesis of psychology and spirituality discusses authentic being, group work, and the search for God.

50
Grapes Ripen Smiling at One Another

by Kabir Helminski
Why the group process is necessary for individual growth in Sufism.

56
Black Gods of the Inner City

by Prince-A-Cuba
A brief history of the turbulent and multifarious Nation of Islam.

64
Book Reviews

  • The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image by Anne Baring and Jules Cashford
  • The Civilization of the Goddess: The World of Old Europe by Marija Gimbutas
  • Boehme: An Intellectual Biography of the Seventeenth-Century Philosopher and Mystic by Andrew Weeks
  • Science, Meaning, and Evolution: The Cosmology of Jacob Boehme by Basarab Nicolescu, translated by Rob Baker
  • Magic: The Principles of Higher Knowledge by Karl von Eckartshausen, translated and edited by Gerhard Hanswille and Deborah Brunlishe
  • Golgonooza, City of Imagination: Last Studies in William Blake by Kathleen Raine
  • Absence from Felicity: The Story of Helen Schucman and Her Scribing of A Course in Miracles by Kenneth Wapnick
  • Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson
  • On the Composition of Images, Signs, and Ideas by Giordano Bruno, translated by Charles Doria, edited and annotated by Dick Higgins
  • Gnosis: Study and Commentaries on the Esoteric Tradition of Eastern Orthodoxy, Book 2 by Boris Mouravieff, translated by S.A. Wissa, Manek d'Oncieu, and Robin Amis
  • The Changing Light at Sandover by James Merrill
  • Principia Discordia, or, How I Found Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her by Malaclypse the Younger, new edition with introduction by Kerry W. Thornley
  • William Blake Tarot Triumphs created by Ed Buryn
  • The Magical Mind by Imre Vallyon


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W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.

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Three Hands Press

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