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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.
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
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
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
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...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
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...