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Gnosis 40: Hermeticism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 40: Hermeticism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO40, GNO40

Price: $9.00


"The basic idea behind Hermeticism is that correspondences exist between the world of the Divine Intellect and the created world. The magician's own imagination is the bridge linking the two."
- Gary Lachman, from The Renaissance of Hermetic Man

Contents -- Summer 1996


Up Front


News & Notes

Including a visit with Owen Barfield and reports on the Million Man March and the Sufism Symposium.

Introduction: From Lead to Gold

by Richard Smoley
What's the secret of alchemical transmutation?

The Emerald Tablet

translated by Richard Smoley
A new rendition of the most celebrated of all magical texts.

On the Trail of the Winged God

by Stephan A. Hoeller
How Hermes was transformed from a Greek deity into the patron of the alchemical art.

The Renaissance of Hermetic Man

by Gary Lachman
Did the Hermetic revival in the Renaissance cut us off from nature? Or teach us new responsibility for it?

The Quintessence of Alchemy: The GNOSIS Interview with Francois Trojani

by Joseph Rowe
One of France's leading alchemists discusses his vision of his art and its relation to science and consciousness.

Secrets of Malta

by Virginia M. Fellows
An enciphered manuscript may give a glimpse of initiation as practiced by the Knights of Malta over 200 years ago.

Geometries of the Sword

by John Michael Greer
Pythagorian ratios applied to swordsmanship once gave rise to a Western martial discipline.

The Enochian Apocalypse

by Donald Tyson
Were John Dee's Enochian Keys of angel magic meant to unlock the door to the x05End Times?

Book Reviews

  • Revolt Against the Modern World by Julius Evola, translated by Guido Stucco
  • The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art by Julius Evola, translated by E.E. Rehmus
  • The Doctrine of Awakening: The Attainment of Self-Mastery according to the Earliest Buddhist Texts by Julius Evola, translated by H.E. Musson
  • The Yoga of Power: Tantra, Shakti, and the Secret Way by Julius Evola, translated by Guido Stucco
  • The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders by Desmond Seward
  • Initiates of Theosophical Masters by K. Paul Johnson
  • Opening the Inner Gates: New Paths in Kabbalah and Psychology edited by Edward Hoffman
  • Forty Days: The Diary of a Traditional Solitary Sufi Retreat by Michaela M. Ozelsel, translated by Andy Gaus
  • The Waking Dream: Unlocking the Symbolic Language of Our Lives by Ray Grasse
  • Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making by Victor Mansfield
  • A Thoughtful Soul: Reflections from Swedenborg edited by George F. Dole
  • Testimony to the Invisible: Essays on Swedenborg edited by James F. Lawrence
  • Miracles of Mary: Apparitions, Legends, and Miraculous Works of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Michael S. Durham
  • Jesus the Healer: Possession, Trance, and the Origins of Christianity by Stevan L. Davies
  • Death, Ecstasy, and Other Worldly Journeys edited by John J. Collins and Michael Fishbane
  • A War of Witches: A Journey into the Underworld of Contemporary Aztecs byTimothy J. Knab
  • A Mythic Life by Jean Houston

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

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