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Gnosis 47: Prayer and Meditation. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO47, GNO47
"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
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 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
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
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The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
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...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"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