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Welcome to Volume 13 of the Rose+Croix Journal!

We are pleased to present the latest papers accepted for publication in the Rose+Croix Journal, an international, transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on topics that relate to the sciences, history, the arts, mysticism, and spirituality, especially transdisciplinary topics that traverse and lie beyond the limits of different fields of study. Since its founding in 2004, the Journal has provided readers and researchers with materials that enlighten, educate, challenge, and inspire.

Over the past fifteen years, many individuals worldwide have contributed to the success of this journal, including our authors, editors, translators, proofreaders, and most important of all every reader of the Rose+Croix Journal. Thank you all so much for your participation!

This issue features the following papers:

“The Gnostic Coptic Apocalypse of Paul: A Powerful Gnostic Witness” by Steven A. Armstrong

“A Green Fairy in a Monastery Garden?” by Peter R. Bindon, Jean-Paul Raynal

“The Voynich Manuscript: A New Perspective on a 600-Year-Old Mystery” by Chris Kunferman

“P.D. Ouspensky and Esotericism in the New Testament” by Douglas J. Meyer

“The Widespread Implications of a Nano-Bio Communication System” by Seppo Vainio

“Defining the Psychic Body” by G. Bryan Young, Ingrid A. Hutchinson-Young, Hugh McCague, and Peter C. Blanco 

And in the Currents Section:

“Shakespeare’s Veiled Advocacy of Religious Tolerance in Twelfth Night” by Maureen Richmond 

These papers successfully explore our subject areas and transdisciplinary topics and expand our understanding of the natural laws around us. The abstracts for each of the papers are published in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Also included on the Journal’s website are tools for dissertation searches, research links, archival documents of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, and information on how to submit a paper. The submission deadline for the Rose+Croix Journal is February 15 each year, however, authors are encouraged to submit their papers for the peer-review process as soon as they are ready. Both Rosicrucian members and non-members are invited to submit papers for consideration. Papers from all volumes of the Journal continue to be on to the important listing service academia.edu to provide access to a wider audience of scholars.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers working on the Rose+Croix Journal, please let us know. All areas and levels of expertise are welcome.

Again, thank you for reading the Rose+Croix Journal – enjoy!


Christian Bernard
Executive Editor


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