#36: The Inner Planes
"People tend to describe themselves as traveling on the astral
level when they're really traveling in their own inner world. And
any demons in it are their own inner demons."
- Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, from Exploring the Inner Realms: The GNOSIS Interview with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
News & Notes
Including The Burning Man, the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral, Myth in Our Time Conference at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK, and 2nd Annual Sufism Symposium report.
Introduction: Stairways to Heaven
by Jay Kinney
Just where are those inner realms?
Wise Men from the East
by Stephan A. Hoeller
Do the adepts live in Himalayan fastnesses or in our own psyches?
Exploring the Inner Realms: The GNOSIS Interview with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
by Frank Donnola
A celebrated British occultist discusses the inner dimensions and her experiences with her teachers.
Dr. Dee and the Spirits
by Cherry Gilchrist
The Elizabethan magus John Dee spent years conversing with the spirits. The pitfalls he fell into may serve as warnings for us today.
Light from Ten Spheres
by Edward Hoffman
How to use the kabbalistic Tree of Life to take stock of your present state of being.
Heavens and Hells
by Gary Lachman
According to the Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg, heaven and hell are where your heart is.
Strange Encounter in Jogjakarta
by John Krajewski
In which an elusive tourist guide reveals himself to be a meditation teacher.
by Siobhan Houston
A peek into this irreverent modern recasting of the magical tradition.
On Ahmusta Kebzeh
by Murat Yagan
This ancient Caucasian tradition views the source of all things as being "the energy of consciousness."
The Stoic Way of Nature
by Michael McNierney
There's a lot more to Stoicism than just gritting your teeth.