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Gnosis 32: Pop Culture and the Esoteric. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 32: Pop Culture and the Esoteric. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO32, GNO32

Price: $9.00

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"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
1
Editorial

by Richard Smoley

3
GNOSIS Forum

Letters to the Editor

6
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.

9
Introduction: Pop and Circumstance

by Jay Kinney
Does pop culture foster or retard spiritual growth?

12
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.

18
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.

25
Science Fiction and the Mythic Future

by Tim Maroney
How science fiction depicts eternity under the guise of things to come.

30
Romances of a New Reality

by Waverly Fitzgerald
Today's romance fiction takes the occult seriously. Very seriously indeed.

38
Diary of a Net Fiend

by Tim Maroney
Is it possible to have a meaningful conversation on the Internet?

40
Audio Magicians

by Peter Stenshoel and Jay Kinney
A portrait of esotericism in sound, from Firesign Theatre to World Entertainment War.

48
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.

56
Stranded in Flatland: A Critique of Education in Modern America

by David Fideler
Have universities forsaken the Muses for MBAs?

62
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.

68
Book Reviews

  • 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

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