#18: The Middle Ages
"When we look at the Tarot for what it apparently is, we look into
a mental map of the time when the Italian and French Middle Ages
were poised on the cusp of the Renaissance - a time that is
actually stranger and intellectually more foreign to us than we
tend to think."
- Chas S. Clifton, from The Unexamined Tarot
A Sage for All Seasons
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller
Inner and Outer Realms
A column by Ted Schultz
Century of Marvels, Century of Light: The Esoteric Treasures of the Twelfth Century
by Timothy O'Neill
From Grail lore to Gothic cathedrals, from Muslims to monks, it was a century of rich spiritual development.
The Birth Within: Meister Eckhart and the Knowing of God
by Theodore J. Nottingham
An introduction to the unsurpassed German mystic.
The Code of Love: Troubadours, Cathars, and Ezra Pound
by John Kimsey
Did the poets of courtly love and the gnostic heretics of medieval Provence share the same esoteric perspective?
Unlocking Alchemy's Secrets: A Conversation with Adam MacLean
by Jay Kinney
The editor of the Hermetic Journal discusses his insights into alchemical symbolism.
Fire, Breath, & Silence: The Kabbalistic Meditations of Abraham Abulafia
by Avram Davis
The mystical techniques of the thirteenth century Jewish visionary.
The Unexamined Tarot
by Chas S. Clifton
What are the real origins of this most popular of oracles?
Doctor Illuminatus: The Achievements of Raymond Lully
by Charles Coulombe
A look at the life and work of one of the greatest minds of the Middle Ages.
The GNOSIS Office Soundtrack