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Gnosis 28: One God Or Many?. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 28: One God Or Many?. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO28, GNO28

Price: $9.00


"Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have all deprecated polytheism as intrinsically inferior - primitive, crude, lost. But much of the profundity of Paganism lies in its deep appreciation for the complexity and richness of life, its embrace of the world that surrounds us, that indeed is us."
- Frank Donnola, from Reconciling One and Many

Contents -- Summer 1993

Notes & Comments


Alternative Realities

The Return of the Magus
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller

Introduction: Split Personalities

by Jay Kinney
Some say there's one, others say there are many. So what's all the fuss about?

Reconciling One and Many

by Frank Donnola
No matter what they claim, most religions include versions of both monotheism and polytheism.

A Natural Wealth

by Nisi Shawl
The traditions of the African diaspora boast a vibrant pantheon and a deep sense of connection to the physical world.

Imaginary Mahatmas

by Paul Johnson
Who were H.P. Blavatsky's Masters really?

One Path or Many? The GNOSIS Interview with Charles Tart

by Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney
The noted psychologist talks about psi research, psychedelics, and integrating different spiritual teachings on a personal path.

No Other Gods?

by Peter Stenshoel
A Gnostic Christian looks at the evangelical critique of "Neo-Paganism."

Working Polytheism

by Sam Webster
On working with many gods for personal and transpersonal ends.

The God of Abraham

by Stan Tenen
Does higher mathematics give reason to posit one God?

Man as God and Creator

by Richard Smoley
Each of us may be the "God" of a world created by our own thoughts and intentions.

Why Knock on Wood?

by Ken Textor
How tree myths are connected to the uses people have found for wood.

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  • The Reenchantment of Art by Suzi Gablik
  • Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light by Leonard Shlain
  • Modern Esoteric Spirituality edited by Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, Karen Voss, associate editor
  • Witchcraft Today, Book One: The Modern Craft Movement edited by Chas S. Clifton
  • We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy - and the World's Getting Worse by James Hillman and Michael Ventura
  • Child Spirit: Chidren's Experiences of God in School by Samuel Silverstein
  • How Like an Angel Came I Down: Conversations with Children on the Gospels by A. Bronson Alcott, edited by Alice O. Howell
  • Visions of Innocence: Spiritual and Inspirational Experiences of Childhood by Edward Hoffman
  • The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason by Christopher McIntosh
  • Covenant of the Heart: Meditations of a Christian Hermeticist of the Mysteries of a Tradition by Valentin Tomberg
  • Inner Development by Valentin Tomberg
  • Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake, edited by Morton D. Paley
  • Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion by William Blake, edited by Morton D. Paley
  • True Hallucinations by Terence McKenna
  • God, Harlem U.S.A.: The Father Divine Story by Jill Watts
  • Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival by Joscelyn Godwin

The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...

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Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition. Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
Grant, Kenneth

London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...

Price: $59.95

The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.

Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

Price: $35.00

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...

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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: $30.00