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Gnosis 41: The Cosmic Joke Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 41: The Cosmic Joke Issue. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO41, GNO41

Price: $9.00

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"No more sacred civilizations, Monsieur. They are too delicate and too costly. Besides priests are no more trustworthy than anyone else."
- Eglantin L'Audace, from The Order of the Twelfth Apostle

Contents -- Fall 1996

1
Editorial


2
Up Front


3
Forum


6
News & Notes

Including the Fortean UnConvention, a trip to the roots of Kabbalah, and an encounter with sacred music in Morocco.

12
An Initial Encounter with Ramtha

by J. Gordon Melton
Wherein a noted scholar makes the acquaintance of a 35,000-year-old founder of a Gnostic school.

20
The Distorted Enneagram: The GNOSIS Interview with Claudio Naranjo

by OM C. Parkin and Boris Fittkau
Claudio Naranjo, one of the seminal figures in the enneagram of personality types, has harsh words for what it has become.

25
After the Deluge

by Paul Hurley
How a cabin, a flood, and the Fool card converged to transform a life.

30
The Great Cosmic Fairy Tale

by Mary Devlin
Is Oz's Yellow Brick Road an allegory for the soul's way home?

36
Christians Reconsidered

by Sandra Tsing Loh
Can you be a Christian and still hate "Godspell"?

38
Book Reviews

  • The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris
  • The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influences by Ross Fuller
  • The White Buddhist: The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott by Stephen Prothero
  • Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse and the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt by Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker
  • Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth by Robert Sardello
  • E: Reflections on the Birth of the Elvis Faith by John Strausbaugh
  • The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind by Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock
  • From Atlantis to the Sphinx: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World by Colin Wilson
  • In Perfect Timing: Memoirs of a Man for the New Millennium by Peter Caddy with Jeremy Slocombe and Renata Caddy
  • The Generation of Adam by Isaiah Horowitz
  • Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Godel, and the History of Archetypes by Robin Robertson
  • The Magic of Solomon (video) by Carroll "Poke" Runyon

AGNOSIS: Special humor supplement

Inside back cover:
The Scimitar

by Justin Green

R1
The Beatles: A New Translation

by Francis DiMenno
A new rendition of the much-revered texts to commemorate the Beatles millennium.

R4
The Order of the Twelfth Apostle

by Eglantin L'Audace
A tale of how a secret society altered the spiritual destiny of the human race.


Comix:

R13
The Cigars of Paradise

by Mack White

R17
The Leap of Faith

by Harry S. Robins

R19
Easter Bunny, P.I.

by Gus Murphy


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Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

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Gnosis
Gnosis



"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

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