This is the third number of a new journal examining "Gnosticism in all its forms, ancient to modern". Each issue is book length, containing a wide variety of contributions. The current issue features a major essay by Lance S. Owens on C. G. Jung's visionary experience and the events that led to creation of the Red Book; it is titled "C. G. Jung and the Red Book: The Hermeneutics of Vision". (For this reason apparently, the cover is dedicated to C. G. Jung's guide, Philemon, as painted by Jung in his Red Book.)
The essay on Jung and the Red Book is alone well worth the price of the journal -- if you are interested in Jung, this is a must-read study. It is the best available introduction to a reading of Jung's Red Book -- interesting, informative, balanced, and highly readable. I give it 5 stars for this reason.
"The Gnostic" is the second major effort in recent decades to produce a regularly published journal dedicated to modern Gnostic studies. The first, Gnosis Magazine, began publication in 1985 and continued successfully with regular quarterly issues for fourteen years (back issues are still available for sale). Since the demise a decade ago of Gnosis Magazine no one has attempted a journal dedicated to the scope of Gnosticism in its modern resurgence.
The first three numbers of "The Gnostic" have been very interesting - this is a "modern generation, cutting-edge art and 21st century experience" approach to Gnosticism as a resurgent living tradition, a tradition with an ancient heritage and a transformative future. The articles on anime and avant-garde music push beyond the edges of my general interests, but then I am getting old -- and this is a journal for a new generation of Gnostics. Instead of attempting the moribund "advertisements and subscription" publication model, the publisher (Bardic Press) is wisely selling it on a per issue basis, and free of any advertising.