Welcome to our third year of publication! We thank all of the readers of our 2004 and 2005 issues, and we look forward to engaging conversations and discussions on the topics covered in this year’s edition! Please alert your local library of the Journal, and encourage them to list the Rose+Croix Journal as an electronic resource available to all, through its International Standard Serial Number (1553-9156) and a full listing in the United States' Library of Congress Catalog at http://catalog.loc.gov.
The Rose+Croix Journal is an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on topics that relate to the sciences, history, the arts, mysticism and spirituality, especially transdisciplinary topics that traverse and lie beyond the limits of different fields of study.
This issue features the following papers: “Tierschutz & Mystik aus der Perspektive einer Rosenkreuzerin” (“Animal Protection and Mysticism from the Perspective of a Rosicrucian”) by Dr. Françoise Saint-Onge; “Brief Report – Ethnomedicine: The Sweat Lodge Healing Experience: An Integrative Medical Perspective” by Steven KH Aung, MD; “Harmony as a Strategy for Beneficial Change” by Richard A. Schultz, Ph.D.; “Full Circle: West meets East” by Susan Driehaus, B.A.; “The Sistine Chapel: A Study in Celestial Cartography” by William John Meegan; and “Five and Fifty: A Proposed Solution to ‘The Virgin’ Name Riddle in the Rosicrucian Document, ‘The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz’” by Theodore Trenn Williams.
The third issue also includes reviews of William J. Broad’s The Oracle: The Lost Secrets and Hidden Message of Ancient Delphi by Grand Master Julie Scott; Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code by Richard A. Schultz; Steven M. Rosen’s Dimensions of Apeiron by David Stein; and The Gospel of Judas reviewed by Steven Armstrong; and the first entry in our Currents section, “Short Lunar Cycle and Rainfall” by Joel Rosenbaum, discussing these cycles in the context of Dr. H. Spencer Lewis’ Self Mastery and Fate with the Cycles of Life. The Journal encourages scholarly dialogue through its Currents section, and invites readers to submit thoughtful commentary on topics raised in the issue throughout the year, via the web form available in that section.
These papers and reviews successfully explore our subject areas and transdisciplinary topics and expand our understanding of the natural laws around us. The abstracts for each of these papers are published in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. The papers themselves are published in the author's original language. Also included at the Journal website are dissertation searches, research links, archival documents of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC and information on how to submit a paper. The submission deadline for the next issue of the Rose+Croix Journal is February 15, 2007.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this issue.