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#49: The New Age

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-- Jay Kinney, from the introduction
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Fall 1998
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News & Notes
Ley lines reexamined; the Fellowship of Isis; Lama Surya Das.

Introduction: The New Age Trajectory
by Jay Kinney
How long have people been predicting a New Age? A long, long time.

Notes of a New Age Survivor
by Ihla F. Nation
The Seth material, Religious Science, A Course in Miracles -- do they deliver what they claim? A veteran of the spiritual search talks about her experiences.

News of the New Age
by D. Patrick Miller
Why the press gives the limelight to the kinky and the inane in alternative spirituality.

Crisis of the Calendar: The GNOSIS Interview with José and Lloydine Argüelles
by Richard Smoley
The godparents of the Harmonic Convergence talk about time, Earth Day, Louis Farrakhan, and the perils of the Gregorian calendar.

Escape from Utopia
by Bob Banner
What could be better than finding the ideal spiritual community? Finding a way out.

The Creation of Divine Voice
by Carole Brooks Platt
Those perplexing inner voices may be a means for the mind to shape its reality.

Active Imagination in Practice
by Robin Robertson
Active imagination was C.G. Jung's meditation practice. Here's how to do it.

Book Reviews
  • The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin
  • Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism in the West by Donald Lopez, Jr.
  • Io Gold astrological software by Time Cycles Research
  • Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance by Philip Beitchman
  • The Taste of Hidden Things: Images on the Sufi Path by Sara Sviri
  • The Rose of the World by Daniel Andreev
  • Time and the Soul by Jacob Needleman
  • Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times edited by Roelof van den Broek and Wounter J. Hanegraaff
  • Gnosis and Literature by Arthur Versluis
  • The Secret Chief: Conversations with a Pioneer of the Underground Psychedelic Therapy Movement by Myron J. Stolaroff
  • Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
  • Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today's Jewish Mystical Masters by Rodger Kamenetz
  • Who's Afraid of Freemasons?: The Phenomenon of Freemasonry by Alexander Piatigorsky
  • Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth by Esther de Boer

About our covers:
Front: "Seraphim's Awakening" ©1996 by A. Andrew Gonzalez.

Back: "Folk Tree Mural" by Jill Ansell.

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