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Gnosis 40: Hermeticism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO40, GNO40
"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
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?
- 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
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...
LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
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.
About the book:
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...
The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...More
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.
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...