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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.

The Blazing Dew of Stars The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
Fulgur Limited

London: Fulgur Limited, 2013. Limited to 1001 copies only. Square landscape folio. For those who have had the joy of handling and experiencing The Sacrificial Universe released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...

Price: $89.95

The House of Owls The House of Owls
Angell, Tony
Yale University Press

For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...

Price: $30.00

Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition. Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
Grant, Kenneth

London: Starfire Publishing, 2016. Limited Edition. A new, enhanced edition of BEYOND THE MAUVE ZONE, fully corrected by Michael Staley using Kenneth Grant's personal copy with his annotations. The volume has also been re-set, and includes a new index that should prove most useful. A FINE CLOTH COPY in illustrated dust jacket. Custom end papers. Colored frontispiece, and twenty-four page plate section with the majority of the images being in color. 324 pages, indexed. Octavo. This is the eighth,...

Price: $59.95

Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.

"Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk

Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...

Price: $22.99

The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes

As the title testifies, students were sworn to secrecy before being given access to this magic text, and only a few manuscripts have survived. Bits of its teachings, such as the use of the magic whistle for summoning spirits, are alluded to in other texts. Another key element of its ritual, the elaborate Seal of God, has been found in texts and amulets throughout Europe.

Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...

Price: $35.00