The Messenger
The Messenger, subtitled ‘‘A Guide to Life’s Adventures. . .,’’
is a post-New Age tabloid that serves Southern California, with
a particular focus on those counties immediately east of Los Angeles,
popularly referred to as the Inland Empire, and on Sedona,
Arizona, a small community looked upon by many as the
center of the New Age community in North America. Each
issue of the monthly newspaper is distributed freely throughout
its target area since the initial appearance of The Messenger in
July of 1997.
The Messenger is built around a set of short feature articles,
the great majority of which are written by New Age leaders and
practitioners who operate in Southern California. They cover
the spectrum of New Age spiritual and New Thought metaphysical
topics, from metaphysical approaches to business to
neurolinguistic programming and various forms of spiritual
healing. In addition, there are a large number of monthly columns
covering such topics as astrology, numerology, and
palmistry. The Messenger also carries the monthly column by
popular New Thought writer Louise Hay, and a special section
focusing upon events in Sedona.
As with most New Age periodicals, advertising is an important
part of each issue’s content. There is a relatively brief onepage
resource guide, with most of the ads that inform readers
of the range of services available to them concentrated in display
ads. A monthly book review column carries notices of recent
publications, with text drawn primarily from covers and
dust jackets of the reviewed items.
The Messenger may be contacted at P.O. Box 1971, Glendora,
CA 91740. It has an Internet presence at http
www.themessenger.cc.
Sources
The Messenger. Glendora, Calif., n.d.
The Messenger. httpwww.themessenger.cc. May 5, 2000.

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