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Gnosis 45: Esoteric Christianity. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO45, GNO45
"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
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.
- 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
- 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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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...
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
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