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Gnosis 43: Love, Sacred and Profane. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 43: Love, Sacred and Profane. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO43, GNO43

Price: $9.00


Love, said Dante in a famous line from The Divine Comedy, "moves the sun and the other stars." Elsewhere, in a less famous line, he calls it the force "that turns the world to chaos."

Contents -- Spring 1997


by Jay Kinney

Up Front


News & Notes

A new light on Gregorian chant; Gurdjieffians convene; James Joyce & the Goddess.

Introduction: More Than a Feeling

by Richard Smoley
Why love is more than just an emotion.

The Poet of Body and Soul

by Mark Richard Barna
Walt Whitman's poems show a man struggling with the same issues of sexual freedom vs. puritanism that face us today.

A Mystery of Sex

by John Michael Greer and Carl Hood, Jr.
Did the Golden Dawn practice sex magic? The rumor persists - and has been steadily denied. A glimpse into what they may have been up to.

Love and Awakening: An Interview with John Welwood

by Paul Shippee
Why is it so hard to have a conscious relationship? Possibly because it's never been tried before.

Letting God Be the Matchmaker

by Eileen Flanagan
How the Quaker practice of listening to the voice within can help you decide whether to marry.

Why Do We Quarrel?

by Jacob Needleman
Maybe the experts are wrong. Maybe we need to take our emotions less seriously.

The War Against Love

by David Fideler
Why sex has innate value apart from the purposes of reproduction.

Pain, Desire, and Transcendence

by Jay Kinney
What are the spiritual dimensions of bondage, domination, and sadomasochism?

From Russia with Love

by Gary Lachman
The last days of tsarist Russia bred a feverish preoccupation with sex, love, and spirituality.

Contemporary Kabbalah: An Interview with Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi

by Frank Donnola
The distinguished British Kabbalist discusses the state of the tradition today.

Book Reviews

  • Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti by Mary Cadogan, Alan Kishbaugh, Mark Lee, and Ray McCoy
  • Paschal Beverly Randolph: A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician by John Patrick Deveney
  • Breaking Through: A Narrative of the Great Work by Andre VandenBroeck
  • The Intelligent Enneagram by A.G.E. Blake
  • The Tao of Natural Breathing by Dennis Lewis
  • The Multi-Orgasmic Man by Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams Arava
  • The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman
  • Bloodlines of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed by Laurence Gardner
  • Twilight of the Celtic Gods: An Exploration of Britain's Hidden Pagan Traditions by David Clarke with Andy Roberts
  • Feet of Clay: A Study of Gurus by Anthony Storr
  • Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection by Harold Bloom
  • A Mapmaker's Dream: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice by James Cowan
  • Sacred Origins of Profound Things: The Stories Behind the Rites and Rituals of the World's Religions by Charles Panati
  • American Druidism: A Guide to American Druid Groups by Daniel Hansen

About our covers:
Cover photographs by Susan Slotter. Front: Canyon Trilogy No. 3, (c)1992; back: Honoring Child, (c)1994.

Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded) Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded)
Pearson, Nigel G
Troy Books

In Treading the Mill, Suffolk witch Nigel Pearson presents an extensive and thorough exploration of the working ways of the modern traditional witch, including Compass rites, directional virtues, tools & their hallowing, spellcrafting, wortcunning, transvection, spirit familiars, faerie lore, the old gods, self-dedication and much more.

Price: $20.95

Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2018: Pacific Time (9" x 12") Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2018: Pacific Time (9" x 12")
Maynard, Jim
Quicksilver Productions

Celestial Influences is an essential astrological reference. It is the best astrological calendar available. It opens to 12 x 18 inches. The zodiac months are highlighted with a colored tint and the zodiac illustrations are in full color.

12 x 9 inches, 48 pages, full-color cover, full-color illustrations.

Price: $13.95

Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Churton, Tobias
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...

Price: $29.95

Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century
Lo Scarabeo
Lo Scarabeo

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

The companion booklets f...

Price: $34.95

The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
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...

Price: $200.00