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#15: Ancient Civilizations

Next Issue "Traditional or esoteric philosophy is perennial. It recurs at different periods of time, always to create a cultural renaissance that will begin a cycle of culture, a cycle of civilization."
- John Michell, from The Ancient Temple and Modern Cosmology: An Interview with John Michell
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Introduction: Long Away and Far Ago
by Jay Kinney

Listening to the Ruins
by Peter Balin
How the Maya have been viewed and reviewed throught the years.

Atlantis in Western Esoteric Thought
by Timothy O'Neill
Tracing a powerful myth through history.

The Spirit of Egypt
by Michael Crisp
A look at history's most religious civilization.

An Interview with Bika Reed
by David Fideler
A talk with the noted translator of ancient Egyptian writings.

The Delphic Dynamo
by Dawn Kolokithas
Delphi then and now.

Overcoming the Greeks
by Richard Smoley
The problem they couldn't solve: reconciling faith and reason.

The Ancient Temple and Modern Cosmology: An Interview with John Michell
by David Fideler
A talk with the famous investigator of astroarchaeology and sacred geometry.

Catal Huyuk: The Temple City of Prehistoric Anatolia
by William Carl Eichman
The oldest known city and its religious philosophy.

The Message of Meroe
by D. Jean Collins
Lessons from the ancient Kushite kingdom.

Introducing Dervish Yunis
by Ya'qub ibn Yusuf
A look at three recent books on the Sufi poet Yunus Emre.

Book Reviews
  • Witchcraft by Charles Alva Hoyt
  • The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • The Witches' God by Janet and Stewart Farrar
  • Jung and the Lost Gospels by Stephan A. Hoeller
  • Indicia . . . A Romance by Kathleen Burch
  • Michael Maier's Atalanta Fugiens: An Edition of the Emblems, Fugues, and Epigrams translated and conducted by Joscelyn Godwin, introduction by Hildemarie Streich
  • Alchemy: The Medieval Alchemists and their Royal Art by Johannes Fabricius
  • Beyond Biofeedback by Elmer & Alyce Green
  • What Are They Saying About God and Evil? by Barry L. Whitney
  • Defenders of God: The Fundamentalist Revolt Against the Modern Age by Bruce B. Lawrence
  • The Concise Guide to Islam by Cyril Glasse
  • Call No Man Master by Joyce Collin-Smith, with an introduction by Colin Wilson
  • Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion by Hunbatz Men
  • The Occult Conspiracy: Secret Societies - Their Influence and Power in World History by Michael Howard
  • America's Secret Destiny: Spiritual Vision and the Founding of a Nation by Robert Heironimus
  • Divine Invasion: A Life of Philip K. Dick by Lawrence Sutin
  • Geometric Metaphors of Life by Stan Tenen
  • Love Does Not Condemn: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil According to Platonism, Christianity, Gnosticism, and "A Course in Miracles" by Kenneth Wapnick

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