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Gnosis 44: Freemasonry. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 44: Freemasonry. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO44, GNO44

Price: $9.00


"Psychologically, the procedure preparing one for Masonic affiliation corresponds with the ego's first glimmerings of a higher destiny."
-Thomas D. Worrel, from
The Initiatic Symbolism of Freemasonry

Contents -- Summer 1997


by Jay Kinney

Up Front


News & Notes

An encounter with a patriarch; a New Age conspiracy theory; reflections on American Sufism and the 1997 Sufism Symposium.

Introduction: Masonic Civilization

by Richard Smoley
If you have any feelings about religious toleration, representative government, or scientific inquiry, then Freemasonry is of interest to you.

The Initiatic Symbolism of Freemasonry

by Thomas D. Worrel
How the rites of Masonry provide more light upon the spiritual path.

The Temple and the Scrolls: The GNOSIS Interview with Christopher Knight

by Richard Smoley
A provocative discussion about ancient Egypt, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Templars, and much more with the coauthor of The Hiram Keys.

Sources of the Fraternal Spirit

by Dale E. Boudreau
How Masonry helped produce America's rich heritage of fraternal lodges.

Good Masons, Bad Masons

by David Greason
Which addresses the awkward question: was George Washington a Satanist?

The Pope and the Pornographer

by Brian Riggs
How the longstanding rivalry between Masonry and Catholicism came to a head with the antics of a publisher of smutty books.

A Modern Pythagorean

by Dana Lloyd Thomas
Italian esotericist and Freemason Arturo Reghini claimed to trace his spiritual roots back to Pythagoras.

Readings in the Old Lodge Library

by Timothy O'Neill
A concise guide to the best reading about Masonry.

Book Reviews

  • Eros, Magic, and the Murder of Professor Culianu by Ted Anton
  • A Wicked Pack of Cards: Origins of the Occult Tarot by Ronald Decker, Thierry Depaulis, and Michael Dummett
  • Archetypes and Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols by John R. Van Eenwyk
  • Israel and Humanity by Elijah Benamozegh
  • Turning to Torah: The Emerging Noachide Movement by Kimberly E. Hanke
  • A Pilgrim in Aquarius by David Spangler
  • The Complete Story of the Course by D. Patrick Miller
  • Behind the Crystal Ball: Magic, Science, and the Occult from Antiquity through the New Age by Anthony Aveni
  • The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama
  • 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

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The Building of Twelve Churches by Count de Roussillon and His Wife, French manuscript, 1448, reproduced by permission of the Osterreichische NationalBibliothek.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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