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Gnosis 35: The Spirituality of America. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 35: The Spirituality of America. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO35, GNO35

Price: $9.00

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"Looking at American public festivities, an intelligent alien might conclude that we adore a trinity consisting of the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and Frosty the Snowman."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Spring 1995
1
Editorial: Read Any Good Books Lately?

by Jay Kinney

2
Up Front


6
News & Notes

Frederick Spiegelberg: An Appreciation. Pass the Salt, Sulfur, and Mercury. J.G. Bennett's Legacy, 20 Years Later. Occult Historian Francis King Dies.

14
Introduction: The Religion of No-Religion

by Richard Smoley
A brief excursion in search of the true American faith.

18
Exiled in America

by Alison Hawthorne Deming
A contemporary writer comes to grips with her Puritan lineage.

28
What Is God? The GNOSIS Interview with Karen Armstrong

by Richard Smoley
The author of A History of God talks about faith, faiths, and the ineffable.

35
Quetzalcoatl and the Path to Culture

by Bruce Scofield
How the god Quetzalcoatl symbolizes the dilemma inherent in civilization itself.

40
Meeting the Virgin of Guadalupe

by Joanne K. McPortland
Why, over 450 years after her appearance, we still need the Lady.

44
The Forgotten Shakers

by Chas S. Clifton
These nineteenth-century ecstatics were considerably stranger than we may remember.

48
The Transcendental Impulse

by Mark Richard Barna
Reflections on the New England Transcendentalists and their legacy.

56
Joseph Smith: America's Hermetic Prophet

by Lance S. Owens
What esoteric roots inspired Mormonism's founder?

66
Encounters on the Native Path

by June Huang
A woman of Chinese extraction recounts her experiences with American Indian spirituality.

74
Book Reviews

  • The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement by Richard Noll
  • The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book by Rapael Patai
  • The Circle of Sacred Dance: Peter Deunov's Paneurhythmy edited by David Lorimer
  • Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov by David Lorimer
  • The Mystery of Light: The Life and Teachings of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov by Georg Feuerstein
  • Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race by Michael Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
  • On the Art of the Kabbalah by Johann Reuchlin
  • At the Center of the World by John Michell
  • Mystical Languages of Unsaying by Michael A. Sells
  • Gates of Light by Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla
  • Apocalypse: On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America by Charles B. Strozier
  • The Millenium Myth: Love and Death at the End of Time by Michael Grosso
  • Witchcraft Today, Book 3: Witchcraft and Shamanism edited by Chas S. Clifton
  • Native American Traditions by Arthur Versluis


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