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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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  • Crimes of Perception: An Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics by Leonard George
  • 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

Gateways Through Light and Shadow Gateways Through Light and Shadow
Chassan, Frater Ashen
Azoth Press

One of only 1000 Signed limited edition hardcover copies. Individually hand bound with silver foil stamping, 70lbs acid neutral paper. Printed in two colors with over 140 illustration!

Gateways Through Light and Shadow is the second book by Bryan Garner, known to his fellow ceremonial magicians as Frater Ashen Chassan, and in it we are again offered the illuminating opportunity to observe and learn from a practicing magus engaged in his Work. Once more he offers instruction in the pro...

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LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Azoth Press

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.

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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...

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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...

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The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context) 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...

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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...

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