Guide to the Gnosis Magazine Records M1062

Department of Special Collections and University Archives
2020
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Stanford 94305-6064
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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

 

Series 1. Editorial/Production files

Scope and Contents

Sorted by issue. Includes articles, reviews, interviews, off-prints, leaflets, correspondence, financial documents, notes, photocopies, etc.
box 1

Gnosis no. 1-4

box 2

Gnosis no. 5-9

box 3

Gnosis no. 9-12

box 4

Gnosis no. 12-13

box 5

Gnosis no. 15-16

box 7

Gnosis no. 17-18

box 8

Gnosis no. 19-20

box 11

Gnosis no. 39-51

box 19

Gnosis no. 21-22

box 20

Gnosis no. 23-25

box 21

Gnosis no. 25-26

box 22

Gnosis no. 26-27

box 23

Gnosis no. 28-29

box 10

Gnosis no. 30-38

box 24

Gnosis no. 29-31

box 25

Gnosis no. 31-32

box 26

Gnosis no. 32-33

box 27

Gnosis no. 34-35

box 28

Gnosis no. 35-37

box 29

Gnosis no. 37-39

box 30

Gnosis no. 39-41

box 31

Gnosis no. 42-43

box 32

Gnosis no. 44-46

box 33

Gnosis no. 46-47

box 34

Gnosis no. 48-49

box 35

Gnosis no. 50-51

 

Series 2. Correspondence

box 8

Jay Kinney / Gnosis correspondence 1982-1987

box 9

Jay Kinney / Gnosis correspondence 1988-1991

box 10

Jay Kinney / Gnosis correspondence 1992-1997

box 11

correspondence with David Fideler and Charles Lipton

Scope and Contents

Also includes typescripts, photos, photocopies, leaflets, notes, miscellaneous.
box 35

editorial correspondence (Richard Smolley, Jordan Gruber) 1990

box 36

editorial correspondence 1990-1991

box 37

editorial correspondence 1991-1992

box 38

editorial correspondence 1992

box 39

editorial correspondence 1993

box 40

editorial correspondence 1993-1994

box 41

editorial correspondence 1994-1995

box 42

editorial correspondence 1995

box 43

editorial correspondence 1995-1996

box 44

editorial correspondence 1996

box 45

editorial correspondence 1996-1997

box 46

editorial correspondence 1997-1998

box 47

editorial correspondence 1998-1999

 

Series 3. Ephemera

Scope and Contents

Includes typescripts, newspapers, leaflets, correspondence, manuscripts, bulletins, photocopies, publications, photographs, etc.
box 12

Nut drawer 1

box 13

Nut drawer 1

box 14

Nut drawer 1-2 1985-1999

box 15

Nut drawer 2 1985-1999

box 16

Nut drawer 2-3 1985-1999

box 17

Nut drawer 3 1985-1999

box 18

Nut drawer 3 1985-1999