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on 31 October 2010
Years ago I used to write occasionally for Gnosis Magazine in the U.S., a magazine written about all sorts of spirituality at a high, but also highly readable level. Gnostic 3 is an occasionally appearing journal the size of a book that writes most specifically, but not exclusively, about Gnosticism. What comes through strongly in the innate wisdom of the editor-in-chief, who is able to look at a variety of traditions and pull out what is true and important in them; his writers take their cue from the editor and approach the material with the same warmth and caring. I often tell students and patients that the various spiritual paradigms are like the scaffolding used to construct a building: very useful but then after the building is constructed you can take down the scaffolding. In order to do that, you have to recognize the building even as it's being constructed. Gnostic-3, its editor and writers, are able to do just that, which makes it a fine read for a variety of readers.