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Gnosis 48: Witchcraft and Paganism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions

Gnosis 48: Witchcraft and Paganism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)

by Gnosis

Publisher: Gnosis

Binding: Magazine

Book ID: GNO48, GNO48

Price: $9.00


"Strange as it may sound, the Inquisition often exercised a moderating influence on rabid witch hunters in local courts."
-- Richard Smoley, from the introduction

Contents -- Summer 1998


by Jay Kinney

Up Front


News & Notes

The Nicholas Roerich Museum; Islam and secularism face off in Turkey; 5th Annual Sufism Symposium.

Introduction: The Old Religion

by Richard Smoley
Is Neopaganism the newest or the oldest of religions? Either way it needs to face its history.

Nature Religion for Real

by Chas S. Clifton
The essence of Paganism is connecting with the spirits of land and place. How do we do that today?

Explaining Wicca

by Judy Harrow
An introduction to the beliefs and practices of today's predominant form of Neopaganism.

Life, Death, and the Goddess: The GNOSIS Interview with Starhawk and Carol Christ

by Richard Smoley
Two celebrated authors discuss the current state of Neopaganism and how it relates to contemporary scholarship.

A Witch Among the Navajos

by Malcolm Brenner
When a Neopagan takes up residence "on the rez," a curious kind of magic can happen.

The Goddess Movement, Past and Present

by Carol LeMasters
The Goddess movement started out as a liberating force. Has it since grown too dogmatic?

The Red God: Woodcraft and the Origins of Wicca

by John Michael Greer and Gordon Cooper
Where are Wicca's origins? The Neolithic forests? The heaths of old Britain? How about suburban Connecticut?

When Is a Celt Not a Celt?

by Joanna Hautin-Mayer
An irreverent glimpse into the literature of ancient Irish potato cults, Druid snake handlers, and "Cardiac Celts."

Book Reviews

  • The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica edited by Gerald Hausman
  • The Mother of God by Luna Tarlo
  • The Book of Enlightened Masters: Western Teachers in Eastern Traditions by Andrew Rawlinson
  • Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Undiscovered Country: The Search for Gurdjieff by Kathryn C. Hulme
  • The Cross and the Grail: Esoteric Christianity for the 21st Century by Robert Ellwood
  • Angels, Demons, and Gods of the New Millennium by Lon Milo DuQuette
  • The Soul of Cyberspace: How New Technology is Changing Our Spiritual Lives by Jeff Zaleski

About our covers:
Front: "Red Buddha" by Katherine Ace. (
Back: "Walking with the Invisible" by Susan Hill.

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

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

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

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 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