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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

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"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

1
Editorial

by Jay Kinney

2
Up Front


4
Forum


8
News & Notes

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

13
Introduction: Patterns in a Subtle Light

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

16
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.

26
Cards, Stones, Dice, and Bones

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

34
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.

42
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.

46
Astrology and Divination: Thinking Magically and Critically

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

52
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.

58
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.

66
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.

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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Price: $58.50

The Voynich Manuscript The Voynich Manuscript
Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

Many call the fifteenth-century codex, commonly known as the Voynich Manuscript, the world s most mysterious book. Written in an unknown script by an unknown author, the manuscript has no clearer purpose now than when it was rediscovered in 1912 by rare books dealer Wilfrid Voynich. The manuscript appears and disappears throughout history, from the library of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to a secret sale of books in 1903 by the Society of Jesus in Rome. The book s language has eluded deciphe...
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Price: $50.00

The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.

Sharin...
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Price: $16.95

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...
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Price: $59.00

Norse Mythology Norse Mythology
Gaiman, Neil
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki--son of a giant--blood brother to Odin and a trick...
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Price: $25.95