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Gnosis 48: Witchcraft and Paganism. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions (New)
Book ID: GNO48, GNO48
"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
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?
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."
- 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.
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.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...
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