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Welcome to Volume 14 of the Rose+Croix Journal!

We are pleased to present the latest papers accepted for publication in the Rose+Croix Journal, an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on topics that relate to the sciences, the arts, history, mysticism, and spirituality, especially transdisciplinary topics that traverse and lie beyond the limits of various fields of study. Since its founding in 2004, the Journal has provided readers and researchers with materials that enlighten, educate, challenge, and inspire.

Over the years, many individuals worldwide have contributed to the success of this journal, including our authors, editors, translators, proofreaders, and most importantly, every reader of the Rose+Croix Journal. Thank you all so much for your participation!

We especially wish to acknowledge the contributions of Assistant-Editor-in-Chief Steven Escontrias Armstrong, who passed through transition in July 2019. He is deeply missed.

This issue features the following papers:

“Adler and Shakespeare: Life Coach, Visionary, Leader” by Christopher Eriksson

“Shades of Skin, Shades of Power: Social Constructionism as the Grand Theory for the Structure/Agency and Reality/Identity Conundrums” by Yuri Tertilus Jadotte

“Liposomal Vitamin C as a Vindication of an Old Idea” by Lucie Kotlarova

“An Examination of the Association of Subjects’ Exposure to Contact Healing Treatments to Selected Physiological Outcomes: A Pre-test/Post-test Study Design” by Nosa Orobaton, et al.

 “The Alchemical World of Oz” by Timothy J. Ryan

“Consciousness as a Networked Entity” by G. Bryan Young, MD, FCPS

And in the Currents Section:

“Tibetan Sand Mandalas: Creating a Harmonic World” by Dottie K.H. Alt, MSSc

You will note that many of these papers explore and expand on health-related topics – including how Vitamin C is an essential nutritional supplement that warrants re-examination, especially when encapsulated in a liposomal shell (composed of small fat-like particles); how the perception of skin color may contribute to treatment bias; how the human brain functions as a networked entity, particularly when injured; and how Rosicrucian healing techniques that employ specialized breathing may affect patient outcomes. We also present an article that examines the relationship between the Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler and Shakespeare’s acting as if,as well as a paper that explores the alchemical symbolism of the L. Frank Baum classic The Wizard of Oz.  Finally, we are also pleased to include one essay of note in the Currents Section: an essay that describes Tibetan Sand Mandalas and their significance.

All of these papers successfully explore various subject areas as well as 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.

Also included on the Journal’s website are tools for dissertation searches, research links, archival documents of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, and information on how to submit a paper. The submission deadline for the Rose+Croix Journal is May 15 for the following year’s annual issue; however, authors are encouraged to submit their papers for the peer-review process as soon as they are ready. Both Rosicrucian members and non-members are invited to submit papers for consideration. Papers from all volumes of the Journal continue to be on the important listing service academia.edu to provide access to a wider audience of scholars.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers working on the Rose+Croix Journal, please let us know. All areas and levels of expertise are welcome.

Again, thank you for reading the Rose+Croix Journal – enjoy!



Claudio Mazzucco
Executive Editor

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