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- Dennis Lewis, from The Further Reaches of Self-Observation
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Fall 1993
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Editorial: The Millennium is a Mirage
by Jay Kinney

Notes & Comments


Skeptic's Corner
A column by Ted Schultz
Scientific Tests of Astrology

Alternative Realities
A column by Stephan A. Hoeller
American Gnosis

Introduction: A Gown Both Subtle and Dense
by Richard Smoley
Embodiment encompasses many levels, from the finest to the most palpable.

The Body of Light
by John Mann and Lar Short
A brief introduction to the notion of subtle bodies.

The Further Reaches of Self-Observation
by Dennis Lewis
The pathway to consciousness leads straight through the body.

The Body Electric
by Normandi Ellis
How the ancient Egyptians viewed human embodiment.

Knowledge of the Body: The GNOSIS Interview with Michael Murphy
by Richard Smoley
Esalen's founder reflects on the past, present, and future of self-transformation.

Kabbalah, Sexuality, and the Body
by Avram Davis
Why traditional Judaism doesn't see the body as private property.

Fingers of Flame: Christianity and the Spiritualization of the Body
by Cynthia Bourgeault
Does Christianity really teach us to hate the flesh?

Learning How to Learn
by Dennis Leri
For Moshe Feldenkrais, body work was not a matter of repair, but instruction.

The Hunter's Eucharist
by Chas S. Clifton
Is sport hunting really a sin against nature?

Book Reviews
  • Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers
  • The Sevenfold Journey by Anodea Judith and Selene Vega
  • Divine Light and Fire: Experiencing Esoteric Christianity by Peter Roche de Coppens
  • HPB: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky by Sylvia Cranston
  • Facing the World with Soul by Robert Sardello
  • The Meditator's Guidebook by Lucy Oliver
  • The Doctrine of the Subtle Body in the Western Tradition by GRS Mead
  • Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion by Stewart Elliott Guthrie
  • The Two Million-Year-Old Self by Anthony Stevens
  • Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits by Arthur Versluis
  • The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Varela, Thompson, and Rosch

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