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Gnosis 39: East Meets West. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO39, GNO39
"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
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.
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.
- 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 Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991