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Gnosis 31: Russia and Eastern Europe. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 31: Russia and Eastern Europe. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO31, GNO31

Price: $9.00


"Russian mysticism was unique for its combination of spirituality and what might be called sensuality of a higher order."
- Stephan A. Hoeller, from Esoteric Russia

Contents -- Spring 1994



Includes several letters on Sufism.

News & Notes

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Introduction: A Glimpse of Eastern Expanses

by Richard Smoley
Is Russia part of the West? Or is it a civilization with a destiny and character of its own?

Esoteric Russia

by Stephan A. Hoeller
From Paganism to Theosophy, Russia has long had a colorful history of esotericism.

The Unknown Russian Mysticism

by Igor Kungurtsev and Olga Luchakova
A profile of some of the underground spiritual schools that have surfaced since the end of the Soviet era.

The Cosmos of the Ancient Slavs

by Adrian Ivakhiv
The past and potential rebirth of pre-Christian Slavic mythology.

Turning to Orthodoxy

by Siobhan Houston
Why have thousands of Americans (including former leaders of the Campus Crusade for Christ) converted to this ancient faith?

The East European Conception of Suffering

by Valentin Tomberg
Is suffering a curse to be avoided or a path to wisdom?

Daniil Andreev: Herald of Unseen Worlds

by Alexei Bogdanov
The astounding metaphysical visions of one of this century's greatest Russian mystics.

The Bogomils: Gnostics of Old Bulgaria

by Paul Tice
These Balkan heretics who fought both Rome and Constantinople also had surprising links to the Cathars.

What is Esotericism? The GNOSIS Interview with Antoine Faivre

by Richard Smoley & Jay Kinney
The noted Frency scholar discusses the Western esoteric traditions, gnosis, and the main exponents of European occultism.

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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

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

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...

Price: $22.99

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