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Sedona Journal of Emergence

Sedona Journal of Emergence

Sedona Journal of Emergence is one of the most important expressions of the post-New Age spirituality as it has become focused in the channeling activity of a group of channelers who have emerged to prominence in the 1990s. The monthly publication began as a local networking magazine serving the Sedona, Arizona, community which became known in the 1980s as a peculiar spot favoring psychic and spiritual activity. Over the decade it transformed into a large monthly magazine circulated nationally and throughout the English/speaking world.

Each issue of Sedona is built around excerpts of channeled material produced by a spectrum of individuals, a number of whom reside in the Sedona area, though increasingly channelers from around the world contribute material. Occasionally, this material is grouped around particular themes to which a variety of channeled entities have spoken. While these entities have their differences, they tend to speak out of the common worldview supplied by the Western Esoteric tradition as exemplified in Theosophy. In the post-New Age environment, the two strains of channeling work, that based primarily on conversations with ascended masters and that with extraterrestrials, has merged and many channelers have both members of the spiritual hierarchy and space beings speaking through them. Particularly prominent is Robert Shapiro, who channels Zoosh, Isis, and other entities. These entities are listed along with the magazine staff as the magazine's "Interdimensional Board of Directors."

Along with the channeled material, Sedona also carries a monthly astrology column and a column by New Thought metaphysician Louise Hay. There is relatively little space devoted to advertising, most of which advertises the counseling sessions and books by the channels. In the late 1990s Sedona nurtured the development of an Australia / New Zealand edition, which after a year-and-a-half, in 1999, became Elohim. Elohim continues as a sister publication following the format of Sedona.

Sedona Journal of Emergence is published at 2020 Contractors Rd., #4, Sedona, AZ 86336. Its Internet presence is found at http://www.sedonajo.com/.

Sources:

Sedona Journal of Emergence. Sedona, Ariz., n.d. Sedona Journal of Emergence. http://www.sedonajo.com/. March 10, 2000.

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