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Winter 1996
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News & Notes
Including a visit with Colin Wilson, a report on the Czech Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited conference, and "The Science and Religion of Space."

Introduction: The Stars We Are
by Richard Smoley
Is astrology true? And what does it mean if it is?

Grinding the Mill of Heaven: An Interview with Graham Hancock
by Ed Conroy
The best-selling author discusses Egypt, Atlantis, and why ancient civilizations may have known a lot more than we think.

Ladder to Labyrinth
by Priscilla Costello
Is astrology meant to take us up to heaven? Or deeper within ourselves? Or both?

The Star-Gods of Neoplatonism
by Kenneth Stein
The Neoplatonists saw the stars, not as balls of hot gas, but as living expressions of the divine will.

The Lost Art of Astrology
by Robert Hand
Why today's astrology may be less sophisticated than its ancient forms.

Wars in Heaven
by Jay Kinney
Just what are those ETs trying to tell us?

The Coming of Sophia: The GNOSIS Interview with Robert Powell
by Richard Smoley
The British savant discusses Rudolf Steiner, Sophia, and the vital practice of stargazing.

The Religion of the Stars
by Christopher Gibson
How Elbert Benjamine, a.k.a. C.C. Zain, transformed star wisdom into a contemporary religion.

Mapping the Unknown
by Cherry Gilchrist
Using astrology to open up your mind rather than closing it down.

Book Reviews
  • The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor: Initiatic and Historical Documents of an Order of Practical Occultism by Joscelyn Godwin, Christian Chanel, and John P. Deveney
  • Crimes of Perception: An Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics by Leonard George
  • The Stop by David Appelbaum
  • The Sacred Ifa Oracle translated and with commentary by Afolabi A. Epega and Philip John Neimark
  • Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body by Riane Eisler
  • Living the Wheel: Working with Emotion, Terror, and Bliss through Imagination by Annabelle Nelson
  • Alchemical Works: Eirenaeus Philalethes Compiled edited by S. Merrow Broddle
  • The Mysterium Lectures: A Journey Through C.G. Jung's Mysterium Coniunctionis by Edward F. Edinger
  • The Cube of Space: Container of Creation by Kevin Townley
  • The Teachings of Don Carlos: Practical Applications of the Works of Carlos Castaneda by Victor Sanchez
  • The Odyssey of a New Religion: The Holy Order of MANS from New Age to Orthodoxy by Phillip Charles Lucas
  • Studies in Jewish Dream Interpretation by Monford Harris

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