New Dawn 99 (November-December 2006)
The Next Phase of the Middle East War
Are the US and Britain planning a war against Syria and Iran? Professor Michel Chossudovsky says Israel’s recent attack on Lebanon is an integral part of a US sponsored “military roadmap,” a stage in a sequence of carefully planned operations that threaten to plunge the whole region into a major conflict.
A Confucian-Daoist Millennium?
With the rise of China, will we see a resurgent Confucian-Daoist civilisation displace that of a declining West – in global government, education, spirituality, science, strategy, health and more? Former Australian diplomat Reg Little calls for a major rethink of Australia’s place in the world, and for a new appreciation of the traditions and spirituality of the Confucian-Daoist world.
Depleted Uranium, Diabetes, Cancer and You
Dr. Alan Cantwell looks at the possible frightening link between the spread of depleted uranium dust around the globe – from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – and the alarming increase of diabetes and certain cancers.
Nicholas and Helena Roerich: The Spiritual Journey of Two Great Artists and Peacemakers
Visionaries, luminaries, and spiritual pioneers Nicholas and Helena Roerich devoted their lives to the promotion of peace and beauty through culture and art. Ruth Drayer, author of a recent biography, reveals how intimately the Roerichs’ beliefs inspired their amazing journey across Asia in search of Shambhala.
Kuan Yin, The Compassionate Rebel
Kuan Yin, known as the Goddess of Compassion, is one of the most popular deities in all of Asia. Her name in Chinese roughly translates as “The One who Hears the Cries of the World.” Nitin Kumar explains the history and importance of Kuan Yin and her enduring relevance.
William S. Burroughs: 20th Century Gnostic Visionary
Gentleman junkie, world traveller, anti-authoritarian, and visionary author of the nightmarish masterpiece Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) was one of the most celebrated literary outlaws of our time. Robert Guffey explores a little known dimension to Burroughs, revealing him to have been a modern day Gnostic engaged in a battle against all the forces of ‘Control’.
Ascent to the Galactic Portal: The Parallel World of Gnostic and Mayan Cosmology
John Major Jenkins, a leading independent investigator of the origins and meaning of the 2012 calendar, examines the sacred science of the Maya and its relationship to key concepts found in ancient Gnosticism.