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Gnosis 46: Divination. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 46: Divination. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO46, GNO46

Price: $9.00


"Ultimately the point is not to place absolute trust in some particular form of guidance, rational or divinatory, inner or outer, but in making contact with one's own supreme principle of knowingness. This is not a voice or a spirit or a god; it is the principle of consciousness itself."
-- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Winter 1998


by Jay Kinney

Up Front


News & Notes

The esoteric Prince Charles; the grande dame of herbalism; GNOSIS in Prague; Tarot enthusiasts unite.

Introduction: Patterns in a Subtle Light

by Richard Smoley
Why does divination work? As a matter of fact, does it work?

The Tarot: An Inquiry into Origins

by Ronald O. Decker
Does the Tarot go back to ancient Egypt? Maybe. But not in the way you might think.

Cards, Stones, Dice, and Bones

by Mary K. Greer
The noted Tarot expert surveys some of today's newest means of forecasting the future.

Oracles Within: The Inner Animal Teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff

by Rob Baker
How Gurdjieff helped his pupils get in touch with the animal within.

Extraordinary Guidance: The GNOSIS Interview with Liza Wiemer

by Jay Kinney
A dialogue with a respected intuitive about how to gain access to your own inner wisdom.

Astrology and Divination: Thinking Magically and Critically

by Erin Sullivan
Exactly what can an astrologer see in a chart?

The Way of Change

by Gary Lachman
Why working with the venerable Chinese oracle known as the I Ching feels like getting in touch with a living entity.

The Forgotten Oracle

by John Michael Greer
Geomancy is a nearly forgotten Western oracle that offers a simple means of forecasting what's to come.

Book Reviews

  • Carl Gustav Jung by Frank McLynn
  • The Aryan Christ: The Secret Life of Carl Jung by Richard Noll
  • The Channeling Zone: American Spirituality in an Anxious Age by Michael F. Brown
  • Aphrodite's Daughters: Women's Sexual Stories and the Journey of the Soul by Jalaja Bonheim
  • Athena: A Biography by Lee Hall
  • The Only Tradition by William W. Quinn, Jr.
  • Advice to the Serious Seeker: Meditations on the Teaching of Frithjof Schuon by James S. Cutsinger
  • The Case of Valentin Tomberg: Anthroposophy or Jesuitism? by Sergei O. Prokofieff
  • The Works of Plato translated by Thomas Taylor and Floyer Sydengam
  • The Illustrated Encylopedia of Divination by Stephen Karcher
  • Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings: Working with the Intelligence in Nature by Marko Pogacnik
  • A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence by Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice by Susan Gordon Lydon
  • Magical Tattwa Cards by John Mumford

About our cover:
The Star card from an as yet unnamed Tarot deck by Stevee Postman, scheduled for release in the fall of 1998 from Inner Traditions International.

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

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

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

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...

Price: $30.00

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