In recent years, many Americans have turned to Eastern teachings such as Buddhism and Hinduism as an alternative to conventional spirituality, not realising that Western traditions offer the same riches. In Hidden Wisdom, Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney guide you through the tremendous heritage of the mystical teachings of the West. In an engaging, accessible style, Hidden Wisdom describes and explores teachings ranging from Kabbalah, Gnosticism, and Sufism to Shamanism, the Gurdjieff Work, Neopaganism, and mystical Christianity. Smoley and Kinney - the editors of Gnosis magazine, today's leading journal of mystical spirituality - present the history and ideas, strengths and weaknesses of each tradition as well as provide a wealth of resources for future study. Whether you're just beginning to search for a spiritual practice or want to know more about a particular teaching, Hidden Wisdom will provide you with an engaging and enjoyable guide.