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Gnosis magazine records
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Separated Materials
  • List of Issues & Themes

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Gnosis magazine records
    Creator: Gnosis
    source: Kinney, Jay
    Creator: Lumen Foundation
    Identifier/Call Number: M1062
    Identifier/Call Number: 1837
    Physical Description: 21 Linear Feet (47 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1985-1998
    Abstract: Records of the magazine Gnosis, a journal of the Western inner traditions, circa 1985-1998.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains editorial files, correspondence, miscellaneous typescripts, manuscripts, notes, clippings, photos, off-prints, leaflets, brochures, and other publications.

    Biographical / Historical

    Gnosis Magazine was a leading journal covering the field of Western esoteric and mystical traditions, producing 51 issues over a period of almost 15 years. Each issue focused on a different topic of the Western "inner traditions," covering such topics as hermeticism, alchemy, magic, Freemasonry, and the Kaballah. Gnosis featured many leading writers and scholars in the field, including interviews with people such as Huston Smith, June Singer, Karen Armstrong, Jacob Needleman, Robert Anton Wilson, and many others.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jay Kinney, President of the Lumen Foundation, 1999 and 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Gnosis magazine records (M1062). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Separated Materials

    Issues of Gnosis have been cataloged here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4390628

    List of Issues & Themes

    • 01 - Gnosticism, Ancient and Modern • 02 - Magic and Tradition • 03 - Kabbalah • 04 - Heresies and Heretics • 05 - Oracles and Channelling • 06 - Secret Societies • 07 - Esoteric Spirituality • 08 - Alchemy - REPRINT • 09 - Northern Mysteries • 10 - Jung and the Unconscious • 11 - Ritual - REPRINT • 12 - Sects and Schisms • 13 - The Goddess • 14 - The Dark Side • 15 - Ancient Civilizations • 16 - Orthodoxy • 17 - Sex and Spirituality • 18 - The Middle Ages • 19 - The Trickster • 20 - Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way • 21 - Holy War • 22 - Dreams • 23 - Gnosticism Revisited • 24 - Saints and Scoundrels • 25 - Groups and Communities • 26 - Psychedelics and the Path • 27 - Sacred Art and Music • 28 - One God or Many? • 29 - The Body • 30 - Sufism • 31 - Russia and Eastern Europe • 32 - Pop Culture and the Esoteric • 33 - Earth • 34 - Healing • 35 - The Spirituality of America • 36 - The Inner Planes • 37 - Tenth Anniversary Issue • 38 - The Stars • 39 - East Meets West • 40 - Hermeticism • 41 - The Cosmic Joke Issue • 42 - Death and the Afterlife • 43 - Love, Sacred and Profane • 44 - Freemasonry • 45 - Esoteric Christianity • 46 - Divination • 47 - Prayer and Meditation • 48 - Witchcraft and Paganism • 49 - The New Age • 50 - Good and Evil • 51 - The Grail

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Religion
    Mysticism
    Occultism
    Spiritual life
    Kinney, Jay