3a Visao (3rd Vision) is one of two newsstand periodicals serving the psychic and esoteric community of Portugal. Launched in 1997, it is designed to cover issues in the areas of mysticism, parapsychology, spiritualism, astrology, nonconventional science, and natural medicine. Each issue includes a set of feature articles that cover psychic experiences, esoteric sciences (astrology, numerology, etc.), health, and the personal appropriation of esoteric truth (an inner vision). The esoteric community in Portugal, while having a long history, remains relatively small, though it has been bolstered by the influx of immigrants from Asia and the Middle East during the last decades of the twentieth century. The older theosophical and Spiritualist organizations have been joined by groups promoting new religions, Asian healing techniques, and channeling. As the great majority of the Portuguese public is unfamiliar with the occult world, many of the articles are presented at an introductory level. While a range of literature available in Portuguese is advertised, the magazine does not include a book review column.
3a Visao is a full-color magazine published by 3a Visao Editores and edited by a man who goes by the single name of Papalus. He is assisted by a staff of writers drawn from the Portuguese-speaking communities in Brazil and India. 3a Visao also cosponsors events in Portugal aimed at promoting its general area of interest. 3a Visao may be contacted at its editorial offices at Rua Almirante Cesar Augusto Campos Rodrigues, n.16-13 Esq., 2795 Carnaxide, Portugal.
3a Visao. Carnaxide, Portugal, n.d.