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#27: Sacred Art & Music

Next Issue "Sound and color can be used to 'play' the human body like a musical instrument and put it in a healthier state of being."
- Jeff Chitouras, from Esoteric Sound & Color
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Spring 1993
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Alternative Realities
The Royal Road of Tarot
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller

Skeptic's Corner
No Thanks for the Memories
A column by Ted Schultz

Introduction: It May Be Sacred, but Is It Art?
by Richard Smoley
What do Gurdjieff's "objective art," chaos theory, and Prince Charles have in common?

Orpheus and the Mysteries of Harmony
by David Fideler
The ancient Greek ideal of harmony and proportion may point a direction for our civilization today.

Maps of the Eternal
by Daniel Gautier
Just what was it that made those Gothic cathedrals so beautiful?

Esoteric Sound & Color
by Jeff Chitouras
How sound and color can promote greater health and well-being.

by Thomas Poplawski
A glimpse of Rudolf Steiner's system of sacred movement.

The GNOSIS Interview with Hamza El Din
by Jay Kinney and Jeff Chitouras
The celebrated Nubian musician discusses his life and personal approach to music.

Windows into Heaven
by Stephen Muratore
What higher realities are written in Orthodox icons?

The Immediatist Manifesto
by Hakim Bey
How to cast the moneychangers out of the artistic temple.

The Magical Mark: The Art of Tattoo
by Michelle Delio
Did the first of all sacred arts use the human body as a canvas?

Book Reviews
  • Santeria: A Practical Guide to Afro-Caribbean Magic by Luis Manuel Nunez
  • Spirits of the Night: The Vaudun Gods of Haiti by Selden Rodman and Carole Cleaver
  • The Faces of the Gods: Vodou and Roman Catholicism in Haiti by Leslie D. Desmangles
  • Oya: In Praise of an African Goddess by Judith Gleason
  • Beginner's Guide to Jungian Psychology by Robin Robertson
  • Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing by Rosemary Radford Ruether
  • The Tree of Gnosis: Gnostic Mythology from Early Christianity to Modern Nihilism by Ioan P. Couliano
  • Sunyata: The Life and Sayings of a Rare-Born Mystic edited by Betty Camhi and Elliot Isenberg
  • When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture by Paul Boyer
  • A Gnostic Book of Hours by June Singer
  • The Sacrament of Abortion by Ginette Paris, translated by Joanna Mott
  • Liber Kaos by Peter J. Carroll
  • The Images of Afterlife: Beliefs from Antiquity to Modern Times by Geddes MacGregor
  • The Secret of Secrets by Hadrat 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, interpreted by Shaykh Tosun Bayrak al-Jerrahial-Halveti
  • The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant by Graham Hancock

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