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Gnosis 29: The Body. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 29: The Body. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO29, GNO29

Price: $9.00

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"For most of us, our bodies have become storage vaults for undigested impressions, for impressions too charged or painful to confront."
- Dennis Lewis, from The Further Reaches of Self-Observation

Contents -- Fall 1993

1
Editorial: The Millennium is a Mirage

by Jay Kinney

2
Notes & Comments


3
Forum


6
Skeptic's Corner

A column by Ted Schultz
Scientific Tests of Astrology

8
Alternative Realities

A column by Stephan A. Hoeller
American Gnosis

10
Introduction: A Gown Both Subtle and Dense

by Richard Smoley
Embodiment encompasses many levels, from the finest to the most palpable.

14
The Body of Light

by John Mann and Lar Short
A brief introduction to the notion of subtle bodies.

20
The Further Reaches of Self-Observation

by Dennis Lewis
The pathway to consciousness leads straight through the body.

24
The Body Electric

by Normandi Ellis
How the ancient Egyptians viewed human embodiment.

32
Knowledge of the Body: The GNOSIS Interview with Michael Murphy

by Richard Smoley
Esalen's founder reflects on the past, present, and future of self-transformation.

39
Kabbalah, Sexuality, and the Body

by Avram Davis
Why traditional Judaism doesn't see the body as private property.

42
Fingers of Flame: Christianity and the Spiritualization of the Body

by Cynthia Bourgeault
Does Christianity really teach us to hate the flesh?

49
Learning How to Learn

by Dennis Leri
For Moshe Feldenkrais, body work was not a matter of repair, but instruction.

54
The Hunter's Eucharist

by Chas S. Clifton
Is sport hunting really a sin against nature?

61
Book Reviews

  • Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers
  • The Sevenfold Journey by Anodea Judith and Selene Vega
  • Divine Light and Fire: Experiencing Esoteric Christianity by Peter Roche de Coppens
  • HPB: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky by Sylvia Cranston
  • Facing the World with Soul by Robert Sardello
  • The Meditator's Guidebook by Lucy Oliver
  • The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in the Western Tradition by GRS Mead
  • Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion by Stewart Elliott Guthrie
  • The Two Million-Year-Old Self by Anthony Stevens
  • Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits by Arthur Versluis
  • The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Varela, Thompson, and Rosch


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