03 November 2010
Road To Emmaus Magazine
Very nicely done.
But, then, the Holy Order Of MANS / Christ the Savior Brotherhood [HOOM/CSB] has always put out top notch publications. Starting with Sonflowers in the '70's and next was Tree Of Life in the 80's, Epiphany magazine in the 90s.
Some of the articles are good. Other articles are untrue. How do you know the difference? Better to leave the magazine alone.
And remember that Christ The Savior Brotherhood is a cult and many Orthodox who came from CSB are only partially reformed, have not completely converted, have not given all of their selfs to the Church. Many do not confess that the founder of HOOM was under the influence of demons. Many of them see their past as a wondrous step towards the Church, rather than what it really was - it was the edge of a terrible abyss from which God rescued them...
The Odyssey of a New Religion: The Holy Order of MANS From New Age to Orthodoxy (Religion in North America)
About the Author
PHILLIP CHARLES LUCAS teaches in the Department of Religion at Stetson University.
"... especially welcome. It offers an in-depth, meticulously documented history of a church, the Holy Order of MANS, that arose from the Christian esoteric mystery tradition and then metamorphosed into a traditionalist Orthodox Christian sect. This unlikely tale has more twists and turns than a whodunit... this volume is that rarest of finds: an academic book that is a delight to read." -- Gnosis Magazine
Traces the journey of a new religious movement from its start as a monastic-style New Age order to its transformation into the more conventional Christ the Savior Brotherhood, an Eastern Orthodox sect. A remarkable story of social and spiritual change in contemporary America.
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Key word in both the above reviews is "sect" - had they fully repented and abandoned the CSB, then they would not be a sect. There are a few isolated individuals, formerly in CSB, who have managed to forsake all and fully enter into the Church, but the folks who publish Road To Emmaus are not numbered among them.