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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

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"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

2
Up Front


3
Forum


8
News & Notes

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

12
Introduction: The Real and the Unreal

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

16
Nonduality and Western Seekers

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

25
Eastern Lingo for Westerners

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

26
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?

34
The Big Kahuna: An Interview with Papa Auwae

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

38
The Caravan of Summer

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

44
Time, Space, Knowledge: An Interview with Tarthang Tulku

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

49
Friends of Friends

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

54
Pagan Dharma

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

60
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.

68
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


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Gaiman, Neil
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki--son of a giant--blood brother to Odin and a trick...
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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 Voynich Manuscript The Voynich Manuscript
Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

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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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The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.

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Price: $16.95