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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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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...

Price: $35.00

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,...

Price: $59.95

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 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...

Price: $89.95