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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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  • The Golden Dawn Sourcebook edited by Darcy Kuntz
  • The Golden Dawn Scrapbook: The Rise and Fall of a Magical Order by R.A. Gilbert
  • Confessions: The Making of a Post-denominational Priest by Matthew Fox
  • The UFO Encyclopedia, Vol. 1-3 by Jerome Clark
  • The International Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Fraternal Orders by Alan Axelrod
  • W.B. Yeats: A Life. I: The Apprentice Mage by R.F. Foster
  • Communicating with Animals: The Spiritual Connection between People and Animals by Arthur Myers
  • Opening the Lotus: A Woman's Guide to Buddhism by Sandy Boucher
  • The Division of Consciousness: The Secret Afterlife of the Human Psyche by Peter Novak
  • The Pagan Book of Living and Dying: Practical Rituals, Prayers, Blessings, and Meditation on Crossing Over by Starhawk, M. Macha NightMare, and the Reclaiming Collective.
  • Living Energies: Viktor Schauberger's Brilliant Work with Natural Energy Explained by Callum Coats
  • Zen at War by Brian Victoria
  • The Other Side of Silence: Meditation for the 21st Century by Morton Kelsey

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Meditation (1997) by Anna Oneglia

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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Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century Tarot Sola Busca: Ferrara XV Century
Lo Scarabeo
Lo Scarabeo

One of the oldest tarot decks ever created, the Tarot Sola Busca is known for its alchemical symbolism and for having inspired many of the minor arcana of the Rider Waite Smith deck. The first entry in Lo Scarabeo's new Anima Antiqua series (Ancient Soul), this deck has been lovingly printed with great care from originals found in the greatest collections of rare tarot decks. This is a limited-edition, numbered deck printed on the highest quality stock.

The companion booklets f...

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Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
Kurlander, Eric
Yale University Press

he definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power

The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is often dismissed as Himmler's personal obsession or wildly overstated for its novelty. Preposterous though it was, however, supernatural thinking was inextricable from the Nazi project. The regime enlisted astrology and the paranormal, paganism, Indo-Ar...

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East Anglian Witches and Wizards  ( Witchcraft of the British Isles ) East Anglian Witches and Wizards ( Witchcraft of the British Isles )
Howard, Michael
Three Hands Press

In his fourth book in the Witchcraft of the British Isles series, Michael Howard examines the Craft of East Anglia, one of the richest areas of historical witchcraft and folk magic in England. From the private witch of William the Conqueror to the cunning men and women of the marshes and fens, to the Toad-witches and the appalling deeds of the witch-finders, the book is a trove of historical information on the actual folk magical practices of East Anglia. Also examined are the spirits of localit...

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The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics) The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment (Penguin Classics)
Copenhaver, Brian

A rich, wondrous anthology of the Western magical tradition, from the Old Testament to Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost, now in a Penguin Classics black spine edition

." . . as when iron is drawn to a magnet, camphor is sucked into hot air, crystal lights up in the Sun, sulfur and a volatile liquid are kindled by flame, an empty eggshell filled with dew is raised towards the Sun . . ."

The Bible is full of stories featuring forms of magic and possession--from Moses battling with Pharao...

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