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Gnosis 43: Love, Sacred and Profane. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO43, GNO43
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
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.
- 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.
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:
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The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
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Three Hands Press
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The Voynich Manuscript
Yale University Press
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