Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirit, a New Age magazine founded in 1987,
emerged in the 1990s as the United Kingdom’s leading organ
expressive of post-New Age spirituality. Subtitled ‘‘The UK’s
Leading Guide for Body Mind & Spirit,’’ Kindred Spirit provides
coverage of the broad range of occult and metaphysical topics
including parapsychology, spiritual healing, ancient mysteries,
meditation, astrology, and Wicca.
Each issue is built around a selection of feature articles that
are drawn from the spectrum of reader interest. Those articles
are set within a context of standard columns, the most important
being the news, letters to the editor, astrology, and editorials.
Kindred Spirit is one of a minority of post-New Age periodicals
with a strong social consciousness and in both feature
articles and editorial writings encourages readers to be socially
engaged, especially related to environmentalism, animal protection,
and identification with indigenous people.
Like most New Age periodicals, Kindred Spirit features a networking
‘‘Resources Directory’’ that serves the double purpose
of informing the readers of all the various options available to
them and providing the economic base to the magazine
through the advertising revenue it generates. The New Age
Movement was initially generated in the United Kingdom, and
London remains one of its major centers of activity. The Resources
Directory provides coverage of the many groups that
hold meetings and classes, studies leading to professional careers,
and various merchandise (books, music, art, meditation
aids, etc.). Kindred Spirit is issued quarterly. It continues to be
edited by its founders, Patricia Yates and Richard Beaumont.
During the late 1990s it attained an international circulation
throughout the English-speaking world. It is published at Foxhole,
Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EB, United Kingdom.
Its website is at httpwww.kindredspirit.co.uk.
Sources
Kindred Spirit. Totnes, Devon, UK, n.d.
Kindred Spirit. httpwww.kindredspirit.co.uk. March 11,
2000.