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Gnosis 37: Tenth Anniversary Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 37: Tenth Anniversary Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO37, GNO37

Price: $9.00

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"My body belongs to the church into which I was born, but my soul can't be confined. My soul belongs to the primordial tradition."
- Huston Smith, from Tradition and Truth: A GNOSIS Interview with Huston Smith

Contents -- Fall 1995

1
Editorial

by Richard Smoley

2
Up Front


4
Forum


8
News & Notes

Including the Return of the Sacred Prostitute.

12
Introduction: Days of Future Past

by Jay Kinney
Tenth Anniversary reflections.

14
State of the Hidden Arts

Esotericism - where's it headed and what is it anyway? A detailed report from our panel of experts.

22
The Hidden Wisdom of Psalmody

by Cynthia Bourgeault
Gregorian chant, Christian contemplation - they all come down to the Psalms.

30
Tradition and Truth: A GNOSIS Interview with Huston Smith

by Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney
The renowned scholar discusses religious traditions, the value of hierarchy, and psychedelics.

37
Israel Regardie, the Golden Dawn, and Psychotherapy

by Cris Monnastre and David Griffin
How the Golden Dawn's occult initiations resemble the therapeutic process.

44
Cleaving to God

by Shefa Gold
A contemporary woman rediscovers a Jewish contemplative tradition.

48
Alchemia

Art by Harry S. Robins

50
Islam, Tradition, and the West: A GNOSIS Interview with Seyyed Hossein Nasr

by Jay Kinney
The distinguished Islamic scholar critiques the delusions of modernity.

56
Calling Cthulhu

by Erik Davis
How H.P. Lovecraft, reclusive New England skeptic, gave birth to the hippest of today's postmodern pantheons.

65
The Stoic Way of Nature
by Michael McNierney
There's a lot more to Stoicism than just gritting your teeth.

72
Book Reviews

  • A Different Christianity: Early Christian Esotericism and Modern Thought by Robin Amis
  • Dreams of Isis: A Women's Spiritual Sojourn by Normandi Ellis
  • The Golden Dawn Journal: Books I and II edited by Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero
  • The Allure of Gnosticism: The GnosticExperience in Jungian Psychology and Contemporary Culture edited by Robert A. Segal
  • Access to Western Esotericism by Antoine Faivre
  • Chant by Katharine Le Mee
  • Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses by Mary K. Greer
  • Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution by Ken Wilber
  • The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American Political Thought by Barry Alan Shain
  • Moon Sisters, Krishna Mothers, Rajneesh Lovers: Women's Roles in New Religions by Susan Jean Palmer
  • Spiritual Politics by Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson


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