The Russian Occult Revival

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By LOUIS PROUD — Known in certain new age circles as the focus of the Aquarian age, Russia is currently undergoing a massive ‘occult revival’. Interest in paranormal phenomena, occultism and parapsychology has never been more prevalent. With the end of the communist system, which brought with it the elimination of censorship, the Russian people were no longer forced to repress their interests in spiritual and religious matters. This led to a ‘spiritual renaissance’ of sorts – which is very … [Read more...]

A Way to Live: The Path of Self-Knowledge

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By RICHARD SMOLEY — For all the scarcity in the world, one thing we never seem to be lacking is advice. We’re constantly deluged with exhortations of one sort or another – for diet, exercise, health, wealth, happiness, spiritual illumination. Of course these pieces of advice often conflict. The question then becomes, whose advice do we take? There are few, if any, sources of authority that have not been called into doubt: church, society, government, the media, even the grand edifice of … [Read more...]

Colin Wilson & the War Against Sleep

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By RICHARD SMOLEY — Colin Wilson passed away on 5 December 2013. A tribute to his life and examination of his work written by Colin Stanley appears in New Dawn 143 (March-April 2014). New Dawn Special Issue Vol 8 No 2 to be published in April 2014 contains an interview with Colin conducted by Australian writer Louis Proud. The following article was published in New Dawn on the occasion of Colin Wilson's 80th birthday in 2011.  Whether we agree with him or not, Colin Wilson has to be one of … [Read more...]

Onside with The Outsider: Colin Wilson at 80

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By LYNN PICKNETT & CLIVE PRINCE — Colin Wilson passed away on 5 December 2013. A tribute to his life and examination of his work written by Colin Stanley appears in New Dawn 143 (March-April 2014). New Dawn Special Issue Vol 8 No 2 to be published in April 2014 contains an interview with Colin conducted by Australian writer Louis Proud. The following article was published in New Dawn on the occasion of Colin Wilson's 80th birthday in 2011.  You know individuals have become icons when … [Read more...]

New Dawn 143 (March-April 2014)

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INSIDE THIS MAGAZINE: From Indonesia to Turkey New Archaeological Discoveries Uncover the Mysteries of a Lost Civilisation. Graham Hancock looks at extraordinary new evidence showing human civilisation extends much further back in time than what we’ve been told. Return of the Golden Age? Drawing on myth and ancient wisdom, Edward Malkowski explains why the time is ripe to initiate a new Golden Age of unity, abundance and equality. Building the New in the Shadow of the Old It’s Time for … [Read more...]

The Return of the Elder Race & Opening the Gateway of the Fifth Kingdom

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By VICTORIA LEPAGE — René Guénon’s assertion, culled from ancient esoteric sources, that in the remote past humanity’s first civilisation arose in the ice-free Arctic zone is not without geological support. According to the well-known researcher J.S. Gordon, “there is no scientific doubt that the polar ice caps have melted and reformed many, many times over and that this has always affected human society (plus animal and plant species), often catastrophically.”1  He points out that the … [Read more...]

Secret Mysteries of the Sun Revealed

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By WAYNE PURDON — From 1209-1249 one of the worst genocides in history was conducted against the Cathars, a heretical sect in southern France. Pope Innocent III, promising gold and indulgences (the remission of punishment due for sins) in exchange for the blood of the Cathars, sent 30,000 crusaders into France to massacre the Cathars and their supporters.  The Cathars were hunted, tortured, burned at the stake and savagely murdered by the Church’s hired killers. Estimates place the total … [Read more...]

Enoch & the Watchers: The Real Story of Angels & Demons

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By MICHAEL HOWARD — Every visible thing in the world is put under the charge of an angel.  – St Augustine In 2002 the British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph reported that the Vatican had banned the veneration of those angels who do not appear in the authorised texts of the Bible. This was an attempt to counter the influence of unnamed New Age groups who were allegedly recruiting new members within the Roman Catholic Church. In future, prayers were only to be directed to the three … [Read more...]

Searching for the Dawn & Demise of Ancient Civilisation

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By ROBERT M. SCHOCH, PH.D. — When and where did civilisation begin? How far back in time does high culture go? Indeed, what do we mean by such terms as civilisation, or sophisticated and high culture? When I was in college, more years ago than I perhaps care to remember, I learned the standard story which still holds sway in many circles: Civilisation and high culture date back to, at most, perhaps five or six thousand years ago. A handy marker for recognising a true civilisation was … [Read more...]

New Dawn Special Issue Vol.8 No.1

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  In Search of Lost Cities     & Places of Power   . INSIDE THIS MAGAZINE: . Sundaland Rising Gunung Padang: Indonesia’s Mysterious Lost Civilisation? By Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D. Megalithic Origins Clues Carved in Stone by an Ancient Global Elite By Hugh Newman . The Enduring Enigma of Tiwanaku & Puma Punku By Brien Foerster Lost City of the Ancients Located in Ecuadorian Jungle? By Bruce Fenton Gene Savoy & His Search for the Secrets of Vanished Civilisations An … [Read more...]