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Gnosis 32: Pop Culture and the Esoteric. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO32, GNO32
"Whenever I see these ads for shamanic weekends, I'm suspicious.
Because shamanic ecstasy is terrifying."
- Rachel Pollack, from The Gods of the Funny Books: An Interview with Rachel Pollack and Neil Gaiman
Contents -- Summer 1994
by Richard Smoley
Letters to the Editor
News & Notes
Reports on Evil: The Cosmic Shadow Symposium, Feb.1994, NYC; Festivals in Ruigoord,
Amsterdam, Holland; synesthesia & author Richard Cytowic, MD; First Annual Sufism
Symposium, March 1994, San Rafael, California.
Introduction: Pop and Circumstance
by Jay Kinney
Does pop culture foster or retard spiritual growth?
The Gods of the Funny Books: An Interview with Rachel Pollack and Neil Gaiman
by Erik Davis
How the pantheons of old are making their way onto the comic book stands.
Why the Enneagram?: An Interview with Helen Palmer
by Richard Smoley
The best-known teacher of this popular system talks frankly about its benefits and pitfalls.
Science Fiction and the Mythic Future
by Tim Maroney
How science fiction depicts eternity under the guise of things to come.
Romances of a New Reality
by Waverly Fitzgerald
Today's romance fiction takes the occult seriously. Very seriously indeed.
Diary of a Net Fiend
by Tim Maroney
Is it possible to have a meaningful conversation on the Internet?
by Peter Stenshoel and Jay Kinney
A portrait of esotericism in sound, from Firesign Theatre to World Entertainment War.
Music, Magic, & Media Mischief: The GNOSIS Interview with Genesis P-Orridge
by Jay Kinney
The founder of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV discusses his trek from performance artist
to pop magician, with the occasional side trip to the Far East.
Stranded in Flatland: A Critique of Education in Modern America
by David Fideler
Have universities forsaken the Muses for MBAs?
The Light of the Sacred Fire
Hannah M.G. Shapero.
Despite centuries of oppression and the loss of many of its scriptures, Zoroastrianism continues to shine.
- Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala by Michael F. Steltenkamp
- Islands of the Dawn: The Story of Alternative Spirituality in New Zealand
by Robert S. Elwood
- Fire in the Head: Shamanism and the Celtic Spirit by Tom Cowan
- The Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern Mythology and Religion by Jan Knappert
- The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry by James Stevens Curl
- Gods and Planets: the Archetypes of Astrology by Arthur Zajoc
- Consciousness and Quantum Behavior by Barbara Dewey
- The Sandman: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman, et. al.
- The Reform of the Roman Liturgy: Its Problems and Background by Msgr. Klaus Gamber
- The Age of Missing Information by Bill McKibben
About our cover:
Art by Stevee Postman.
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
About the book:
For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
The Voynich Manuscript
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...More
The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press
Limited to 800 copies
The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.
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