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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

Description



"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

1
Editorial

by Jay Kinney

2
Up Front


4
Forum


8
News & Notes

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

12
Introduction: The Old Religion

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

16
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?

22
Explaining Wicca

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

28
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.

36
A Witch Among the Navajos

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

44
The Goddess Movement, Past and Present

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

50
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?

59
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."

66
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. (Katace@europa.com)
Back: "Walking with the Invisible" by Susan Hill.

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Azoth Press

Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.

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Three Hands Press

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Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

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