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Gnosis 42: Death and the Afterlife. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO42, GNO42
"Death is not our enemy, although it appears to be. Death is not our destroyer, although we think it is."
Contents -- Winter 1997
News & Notes
Aura photography; Baha'i Conflicts On-line.
Special Forum: The Enneagram in Contention
With comments by Helen Palmer, Eli Jaxon-Bear, Nicolas Tereschenko.
Introduction: The Big Unknown
by Jay Kinney
What do the Sufis mean when they say, "Die before
Don Juan and Death
by Thomas Murphy
Carlos Castaneda's famed sorcerer describes death
as a relentless mocker, upsetting our notions of
what's meaningful and real.
The Case Against Reincarnation
by Joscelyn Godwin
Why the great French esotericist Rene Guenon said
reincarnation was not only false but impossible.
Afterlife Visions of a Sleeping Prophet
by K. Paul Johnson
Between lives, do we spend time on other planets?
Edgar Cayce said we do.
Coup de Grace: Neo-Pagan Ethics and Assisted Suicide
by Judy Harrow
The Wiccan Rede says, "An it harm none, do what
thou wilt." How does this apply to helping others
end their lives?
Meeting in the Body of Hope
by Cynthia Bourgeault
A profound exploration of mystical Christianity,
subtle bodies, and bonds that are stronger than the grave.
Standing Between Life and Death
by Mary-Frances Taffe
An interview with the Rev. Walter Makichen, who
uses shamanic techniques to help departed souls
adjust to other realms.
Kabbalah and the Afterlife
by Edward Hoffman
What the esoteric core of Judaism has to say about
death, dying, and reincarnation.
- The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for
Redemption by Liz Greene
- The Secret Heresy of Hieronymus Bosch by Lynda Harris
- Whispers of the Moon: The Life and Work of Scott Cunningham by David Harrington and de Traci Regula
- Energy Anatomy: The Science of Personal Power, Spirituality, and Health by Caroline Myss
- The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga: Notes of the Seminar Given in 1932 by C.G. Jung edited by Sonu Shamdasani
- Gurdjieff: Essays and Reflections on the Man and His Teaching edited by Jacob Needleman and George Baker
- Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth as History by Mary Lefkowitz
- Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition by Peter Kingsley
- The Acentric Labyrinth: Giordano Bruno's Prelude to Contemporary Cosmology by Ramon G. Mendoza
- The Ramadan Sonnets by Daniel Moore
About our cover:
Art by Stevee Postman.
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
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