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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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Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
Kurlander, Eric
Yale University Press

he definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power

The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Ar...

Price: $35.00

East Anglian Witches and Wizards  ( Witchcraft of the British Isles ) East Anglian Witches and Wizards ( Witchcraft of the British Isles )
Howard, Michael
Three Hands Press

In his fourth book in the Witchcraft of the British Isles series, Michael Howard examines the Craft of East Anglia, one of the richest areas of historical witchcraft and folk magic in England. From the private witch of William the Conqueror to the cunning men and women of the marshes and fens, to the Toad-witches and the appalling deeds of the witch-finders, the book is a trove of historical information on the actual folk magical practices of East Anglia. Also examined are the spirits of localit...

Price: $19.95

Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century
Lo Scarabeo
Lo Scarabeo

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

The companion booklets f...

Price: $34.95

The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics) The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics)
Copenhaver, Brian

A rich, wondrous anthology of the Western magical tradition, from the Old Testament to Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, now in a Penguin Classics black spine edition

." . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . ."

The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession--from Moses battling with Pharao...

Price: $17.00

The Voynich Manuscript The Voynich Manuscript
Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...

Price: $50.00