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Gnosis 38: The Stars. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 38: The Stars. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO38, GNO38

Price: $9.00


"I suspect that if we knew how much the planets affect our lives, we would either go mad or take ourselves a lot less seriously."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Winter 1996

Up Front


News & Notes

Including a visit with Colin Wilson, a report on the Czech Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited conference, and "The Science and Religion of Space."

Introduction: The Stars We Are

by Richard Smoley
Is astrology true? And what does it mean if it is?

Grinding the Mill of Heaven: An Interview with Graham Hancock

by Ed Conroy
The best-selling author discusses Egypt, Atlantis, and why ancient civilizations may have known a lot more than we think.

Ladder to Labyrinth

by Priscilla Costello
Is astrology meant to take us up to heaven? Or deeper within ourselves? Or both?

The Star-Gods of Neoplatonism

by Kenneth Stein
The Neoplatonists saw the stars, not as balls of hot gas, but as living expressions of the divine will.

The Lost Art of Astrology

by Robert Hand
Why today's astrology may be less sophisticated than its ancient forms.

Wars in Heaven

by Jay Kinney
Just what are those ETs trying to tell us?

The Coming of Sophia: The GNOSIS Interview with Robert Powell

by Richard Smoley
The British savant discusses Rudolf Steiner, Sophia, and the vital practice of stargazing.

The Religion of the Stars

by Christopher Gibson
How Elbert Benjamine, a.k.a. C.C. Zain, transformed star wisdom into a contemporary religion.

Mapping the Unknown

by Cherry Gilchrist
Using astrology to open up your mind rather than closing it down.

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  • The Stop by David Appelbaum
  • The Sacred Ifa Oracle translated and with commentary by Afolabi A. Epega and Philip John Neimark
  • Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body by Riane Eisler
  • Living the Wheel: Working with Emotion, Terror, and Bliss through Imagination by Annabelle Nelson
  • Alchemical Works: Eirenaeus Philalethes Compiled edited by S. Merrow Broddle
  • The Mysterium Lectures: A Journey Through C.G. Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis by Edward F. Edinger
  • The Cube of Space: Container of Creation by Kevin Townley
  • The Teachings of Don Carlos: Practical Applications of the Works of Carlos Castaneda by Victor Sanchez
  • The Odyssey of a New Religion: The Holy Order of MANS from New Age to Orthodoxy by Phillip Charles Lucas
  • Studies in Jewish Dream Interpretation by Monford Harris

Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition. Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
Grant, Kenneth

London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...

Price: $59.95

Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk

Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...

Price: $22.99

The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.

Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

Price: $35.00

The House of Owls The House of Owls
Angell, Tony
Yale University Press

For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...

Price: $30.00

The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...

Price: $89.95