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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.

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 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...

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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

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

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