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- Jay Kinney, from the introduction
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Gnosis Forum
Our readers and contributors discuss Politics and Esotericism.

Introduction: Esoteric Spirituality
by Jay Kinney

Inner Knowledge and Utter Confusion
by Jay Kinney

The Education of the Soul
by Kabir Helminski
The "Work" of the Sufis in the modern world.

The GNOSIS Interview: Murat Yagan
by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
A teacher of the Kebzeh tradition of the Caucasus Mountains discusses the esoteric path.

Women Remembering
by Joan McIntyre
Rediscovering an ancient communion in circles of women.

Facing the Traditionalists
by Joscelyn Godwin
An evaluation of Rene Guenon and other proponents of the Perrenial Philosophy.

Rene Guenon and the Signs of Our Times
by David Fideler
A critical appraisal of Guenon's book, The Reign of Quantity.

Ibn 'Arabi for Our Generation
by by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
A new translation of Ibn 'Arabi's writings on Abraham, and a look at different versions of his 'Seals of Wisdom.'

A Hieroglyphic Thinker
by David Fideler
The life and work of R.A. Scwaller de Lubicz.

The Apocalyptic Steiner
by Anastasy Tousomou
The teachings of the founder of Anthroposophy about the Second Coming of Christ.

The Bible's Inner Meaning
by Clyde W. Burnham II
Alvin Boyd Kuhn's symbolic keys to Biblical interpretation.

Has the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript Been Read at Last?
by Terence McKenna
A new book claims to link the Voynich Manuscript with the heretical Cathars.

Book Reviews
  • Rene Guenon and the Future of the West by Robin Waterfield
  • Love is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America by Sheikh Muzaffer Ozak al-Jerrahi al-Halveti, edited and compiled by Sheikh Ragip Frager
  • Beginning's End by Sheikh Fadhlalla Haeri
  • The Rabbi's Tarot Daphna Moore
  • Meditations on the Tarot by Anonymous
  • Nag Hammadi, Gnosticism, and Early Christianity edited by Charles W. Hedrick and Robert Hodgson, Jr.
  • Secret Symbolism in Occult Art by Fred Gettings
  • Etheldreda by Moyra Caldecott
  • The Threshing Floor by Jennifer Russell
  • The Kingfisher's Wing by Mary Casey
  • Other Lives, Other Selves by Roger L. Woolger, Ph.D.
  • The Direct-Mind Experience by Richard Rose
  • Fireball and the Lotus: Emerging Spirituality from Ancient Roots edited by Ron Miller and Jim Kenny
  • Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky
  • My Journey with a Mystic by Fritz Peters, preface by Henry Miller
  • Ecstasy: Understanding the Psychology of Joy by Robert A. Johnson

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