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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.

Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways. Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Hamilton-Giles, Peter
Three Hands Press

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Churton, Tobias
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

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Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
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Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
Gnosis
Gnosis



"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

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The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Klein, Kevin
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...
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Price: $225.00