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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.

LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick LIBER SPIRITUUM: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick
Forrest, Adam (ed)
Azoth Press

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:

For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...

Price: $59.00

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 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: $18.00

The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context) The Luminous Stone: Lucifer in Western Esotericism (Western Esotericism in Context)
Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press

Limited to 800 copies

The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...

Price: $58.50

Gateways Through Light and Shadow Gateways Through Light and Shadow
Chassan, Frater Ashen
Azoth Press

One of only 1000 Signed limited edition hardcover copies. Individually hand bound with silver foil stamping, 70lbs acid neutral paper. Printed in two colors with over 140 illustration!

Gateways Through Light and Shadow is the second book by Bryan Garner, known to his fellow ceremonial magicians as Frater Ashen Chassan, and in it we are again offered the illuminating opportunity to observe and learn from a practicing magus engaged in his Work. Once more he offers instruction in the pro...

Price: $59.00