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Gnosis 47: Prayer and Meditation. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 47: Prayer and Meditation. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO47, GNO47

Price: $9.00


"If prayer assumes a dialogue or interaction with the Other, and meditation enables us to discover that the Other is, at root, our deepest self, the final fruit of such efforts is the realization that all beings are passengers on the same ark."
-- Jay Kinney, from the introduction

Contents -- Spring 1998


by Jay Kinney

Up Front


News & Notes

The Kabbalah goes mainstream; roadside shrines of the Southwest.

Introduction: Pray Tell

by Jay Kinney
Do you need to be able to sit still to meditate or pray?

The Essence of Prayer

by Theodore J. Nottingham
True prayer may have more to do with changing your inner nature than with getting what you ask for.

Way of the Sacred Pipe

by Jay Cleve
In the American Indian tradition, the sacred pipe is both a portable altar and the embodiment of a teaching.

Toxic Prayer: An Interview with Larry Dossey

by Richard Smoley
The bestselling author discusses the unsettling possibility that prayer has power to hurt as well as heal.

The Sufi and the Zen Master

by John W. Groff Jr.
How two masters from different traditions helped bring about one man's awakening.

The Soul in Prayer

by Robert Sardello
On engaging with the inner life of your consciousness in prayer.

Mysteries of the Sun

by Siobhan Houston
The Bulgarian magus Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov taught a "yoga of the sun" as a means of spiritual growth.

All That Glitters: An Interview with E.J. Gold & Co.

by Richard Smoley
The idiosyncratic teacher and his team talk about death, angels, Gurdjieff, and dressing up in chicken suits.

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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 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

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

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