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Gnosis 39: East Meets West. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 39: East Meets West. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO39, GNO39

Price: $9.00


"Ultimately there is no world, no people, and no other beings as such; One Infinite Being dances in the guise of all these figures."
- Ati Akarta, from Nonduality and Western Seekers

Contents -- Spring 1996

Up Front


News & Notes

Including a quest for a lost mystical land, Jewish mysticism & UFOS, and a CD-ROM and Tarot decks by GNOSIS contributors.

Introduction: The Real and the Unreal

by Richard Smoley
East and West differ not only on what's important, but on what's real.

Nonduality and Western Seekers

by Ati Akarta (Igor Kungurtsev)
How has the Hindu tradition of Advaita Vedanta fared in the West?

Eastern Lingo for Westerners

by Richard Smoley
A brief glossary of some common terms in Eastern spirituality.

Face to Face: Confronting the Guru-Disciple Relationship

by Ihla F. Nation
Do you need to study with a guru? If so, how can you avoid being victimized?

The Big Kahuna: An Interview with Papa Auwae

by Tom DeMoss
The head kahuna of Hawaii talks about spirits, healing, and his path.

The Caravan of Summer

by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Does the Sufi way of pilgrimage offer an alternative to the vulgarity of tourism?

Time, Space, Knowledge: An Interview with Tarthang Tulku

The renowned Tibetan lama discusses how to open up ordinary experience.

Friends of Friends

by Rhoda R. Gilman
Quakers have been teaching Buddhists about social action and learning meditation in return.

Pagan Dharma

by Sam Webster
If you mix Pagan practices with Buddhist compassion, what do you get? The Tibetans found out long ago.

Art, Love, and Tradition: The Wisdom of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

by Paul Hurley
Early in this century, this influential thinker helped restore Western esteem for India.

Book Reviews

  • Towards a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Meachem Mendel Schneerson, adapted by Simon Jacobson
  • Jewish View of the Afterlife by Simcha Paull Raphael
  • Fundamental Symbols: The Universal Language of Sacred Science by Rene Guenon
  • The Teachings of Kebzeh: Essentials of Sufism from the Caucasus Mountains by Murat Yagan
  • The Great Year: Astrology, Millenarianism, and History in the Western Tradition by Nicholas Campion
  • Never Again the Burning Times: Paganism Revived by Loretta Orion
  • Living Witchcraft: A Contemporary American Coven by Allen Scarboro
  • Struggle of the Magicians: Why Uspenskii Left Gurdjieff by William Patrick Patterson
  • In Search of the Birth of Jesus: The Real Journey of the Magi by Paul William Roberts
  • The Theosophical Enlightenment by Joscelyn Godwin
  • The Masters of Wisdom by J.G. Bennett

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

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 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 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