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 Englishspeaking 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
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 AustraliaNew Zealand edition,
which after a year-and-a-half, in 1999, became Elohim.
Elohim continues as a sister publication following the format of
Sedona Journal of Emergence is published at 2020 Contractors
Rd., #4, Sedona, AZ 86336. Its Internet presence is found at
Sedona Journal of Emergence. Sedona, Ariz., n.d.
Sedona Journal of Emergence.
March 10, 2000.