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Gnosis 30: Sufism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 30: Sufism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO30, GNO30

Price: $9.00


"Sufism could be seen as a recovery program for those addicted to the separate self."
- Kabir Helminski, from A Path to Human Wholeness

Contents -- Winter 1994


by Richard Smoley

Up Front


News & Notes

Introduction: The Sufi Conundrum

by Jay Kinney
What does this ancient tradition offer to the West today?

From the Outside In

by Maureen Clark
A glimpse into the mysteries of Sufism as portrayed in its rich literature.

Sufism Comes to America

by Jay Kinney
An overview of the teachers and groups that have established themselves on these shores.

A Path to Human Wholeness

by Kabir Helminski
How the Sufi path can deepen our sense of our own humanity.

Your Lips Won't Stain the Moon: A Sampling of Sufi Poetry

A taste of the poets who have expressed the heights and depths of mystical experience.

The Goal of Oneness: The GNOSIS Interview with Refik Algan

by Jay Kinney and Richard Smoley
A revealing conversation about the orders, the lineage, and the methods of Sufi transmission.

Sufism and the Source

by Murat Yagan
Can this tradition be traced to a pre-Islamic source in the Caucasus?

Women and Sufism

by Camille Adams Helminski
From its inception, women have played a significant role in the Sufi heritage.

The Sufi Path of Individuation

by Yannis Toussulis
How does the Sufi way compare to Jung's view of the inner quest?

Sufism in the West and the Question of Religion

by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
Do you have to be a Muslim to be a Sufi?

A Reader's Guide to Sufism

by Jay Kinney
A roundup of the best books on the subject available in English.

Book Reviews

  • The Hymns of Orpheus: Meditations by R.C. Hogart
  • Beezlebub's Tales to his Grandson by G.I. Gurdjieff (new translation)
  • Concise Guide to Homoeopathy by Nigel & Susan Garion-Hutchings
  • The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints by Jacobus de Voragine
  • Wholeness or Transcendence? by Georg Feuerstein
  • A Rosicrucian Notebook by Willy Schrodter
  • The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus trans by Marvin Meyer, interp. by Harold Bloom
  • The Goddess Hekate edited by Stephen Ronan
  • The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad
  • Discover Runes by Tony Willis
  • Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: Theosophy and the Emergence of the Western Gurus by Peter Washington

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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...

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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

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...

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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...

Price: $89.95