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Welcome to The Rose+Croix Journal!

We thank all of the readers of our past issues, and we look forward to the continuing dialogue of worldwide scholars and students in this year’s edition. We also are happy to share with you the news that the Journal is now listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals sponsored by the Lund University Libraries in Sweden and a number of international scholarly organizations. 

Please alert your local and University libraries 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), its listing in the United States’ Library of Congress Catalog and now the DOAJ

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:

  • Consciousness, Mind, And Intelligence: Some Research And Notes by Antonietta Francini
  • Trans-Temporal Collaboration: How a Thirteenth-Century Cabalistic Exercise by Abraham Abulafia Inspired a Contemporary Piece of Meditative Music by Johann Friedrich Wolfgang Hasler
  • Some Cultural Aspects of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Religion, and Gender in Zimbabwe by Takawira Kazembe
  • Martinès  de  Pasqually  et  la  Gnose  Valentinienne by Alain Marbeuf
  • Tristan und Isolde: der Mythos des Christlichen Abendlands by Françoise Saint-Onge
  • Essene Ethnicity by Katherine Schaefers

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 the papers are published in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. The papers themselves are published in the author's original language. Also included on the Journal’s 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 December 15, 2008, however, authors are encouraged to submit their papers for the Peer-Review process as soon as they are ready. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this issue.

Finally, I would like to say a special thank you to Frater Dave Stein, who has served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief since the inception of the Rose+Croix Journal. His expertise, enthusiasm, and deep commitment have been instrumental to our success. Frater Stein will be taking a break from his position with the Rose+Croix Journal in order to focus more on the AMORC Research Branch.

Sincerely,

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Christian Bernard
Executive Editor

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