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Gnosis 31: Russia and Eastern Europe. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO31, GNO31
"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.
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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?
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.
- Maud Gonne: A Biography by Margaret Ward
- Yeats Annual #9: Yeats and Women edited by Deirdre Toomey
- Quest for Dion Fortune by Janine Chapman
- Paranormal Experience and Survival of Death by Carl B. Becker
- Dying to Live: Near-Death Experiences by Susan Blackmore
- "No Religion Higher Than Truth": A History of the Theosophical Movement in Russia, 1875-1922 by Maria Carlson
- The Elements of Celtic Christianity by Anthony Duncan
- Alien Identities: Ancient Insights into Modern UFO Phenomena by Richard L. Thompson
- In Search of the Birth of Jesus: The Real Journey of the Magi by Paul William Roberts
- The Gnostic Jung, Including Seven Sermons to the Dead selected and introduced by Robert A. Segal
- The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered by Robert Eisenman and Michael Wise
- Seasonal Dance: How to Celebrate the Pagan Year by Janice Broch and Veronica MacLer
- Living the Tarot by Amber Jayanti
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991