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Gnosis 45: Esoteric Christianity. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 45: Esoteric Christianity. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO45, GNO45

Price: $9.00


"According to one tradition,
the essence of the Christian religion
was never entirely written down,
nor would it ever be available
to the majority of believers"
-Brian Riggs, from
The Storm in Alexandria

Contents -- Fall 1997


by Jay Kinney

Up Front


News & Notes

Zecharia Sitchin; the secrets encoded in reverse speech; the creator of the "Bible Code" speaks out.

Introduction: Popular Mystery

by Richard Smoley
Are the secrets of Christianity all out in the open?

Encounter with the Uncreated

by Theodore J. Nottingham
How the Christian mystical path sets out a way of realizing higher consciousness.

The Storm in Alexandria

by Brian Riggs
The issues that faced the third-century Church Father Origen highlight the long struggle between knowledge and dogmatism.

Boehme for Beginners

by Cynthia Bourgeault
The great German mystic Jacob Boehme is renowned for the difficulty of his writings. What's the best way to approach them? Experientially.

Working on the Inner Side: The GNOSIS Interview with Nicholas Whitehead

by Martha J. Shultz
A lively conversation about Christianity, magic, initiation, and the mystery of the redemption.

Looking for Celtic Christianity

by John Carey
Was there an independent Celtic Church in the early Middle Ages that was brought to heel by Rome? In a word, no.

The Secret Church of John

by Charles A. Coulombe
An inquiry into the legend of the "hidden Church of John" said to exist above and beyond the outer Church.

A New Order of Priests

by Sara Draper
A peek into the little-known Christian Community and its relation to the teachings of Rudolf Steiner.

Brothers in Light and Blood

by James Burbank
For New Mexico's "Penitent Brothers," Holy Week is a time for recreating the Passion of Christ.

Book Reviews

  • The Soul of Shamanism: Western Fantasies, Imaginal Realities by Daniel C. Noel
  • Disruption by David Applebaum
  • H.P. Lovecraft: A Life by S.T. Joshi
  • Patterns that Connect: Social Symbolism in Ancient and Tribal Art by Carl Schuster and Edmund Carpenter
  • The New God-Image: A Study of Jung's Key Letters Concerning the Evolution of the Western God-Image by Edward F. Edinger
  • Anatomy of the Spirit: the Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss
  • Psi Explorer (CD-ROM) by Mario Varvoglis
  • Exchanges Within: Questions from Everyday Life Selected from Gurdjieff Group Meetings with John Pentland in California, 1955-1984 by John Pentland
  • Qur'an, Liberation, and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity against Oppression by Farid Esack
  • The Lord of the Dance: An Essay in Mysticism by Anthony Duncan
  • The Practice of Ritual Magic by Gareth Knight
  • Patterns in Magical Christianity by Nicholas Whitehead

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Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded) Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft (Revised and expanded)
Pearson, Nigel G
Troy Books

In Treading the Mill, Suffolk witch Nigel Pearson presents an extensive and thorough exploration of the working ways of the modern traditional witch, including Compass rites, directional virtues, tools & their hallowing, spellcrafting, wortcunning, transvection, spirit familiars, faerie lore, the old gods, self-dedication and much more.

Price: $20.95

Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century
Lo Scarabeo
Lo Scarabeo

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

The companion booklets f...

Price: $34.95

The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
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...

Price: $200.00

Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2018: Pacific Time (9" x 12") Jim Maynard's Celestial Influences 2018: Pacific Time (9" x 12")
Maynard, Jim
Quicksilver Productions

Celestial Influences is an essential astrological reference. It is the best astrological calendar available. It opens to 12 x 18 inches. The zodiac months are highlighted with a colored tint and the zodiac illustrations are in full color.

12 x 9 inches, 48 pages, full-color cover, full-color illustrations.

Price: $13.95

Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Churton, Tobias
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...

Price: $29.95