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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.

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: $18.00

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...

Price: $58.50

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

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...

Price: $59.00

Gateways Through Light and Shadow Gateways Through Light and Shadow
Chassan, Frater Ashen
Azoth Press

One of only 1000 Signed limited edition hardcover copies. Individually hand bound with silver foil stamping, 70lbs acid neutral paper. Printed in two colors with over 140 illustration!

Gateways Through Light and Shadow is the second book by Bryan Garner, known to his fellow ceremonial magicians as Frater Ashen Chassan, and in it we are again offered the illuminating opportunity to observe and learn from a practicing magus engaged in his Work. Once more he offers instruction in the pro...

Price: $59.00