The most recent issue of New Dawn Magazine (No. 159, November/December 2016) includes Part Two of my sweeping three-part series entitled "What's At the End of Main Street?: The Struggle Between the Artificial and the Real in Recent Gnostic Cinema." In the previous installment we analyzed key examples of "Gnostic Cinema" (i.e., films that explore the illusory nature of reality within a fictional framework) ranging from Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. in 1924 to Gary Ross's Pleasantville in 1998. Part Two covers key films from the years 1999 to 2002, everything from The Wachowskis's The Matrix to Mark Pennington's The Mothman Prophecies.
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This issue also includes fascinating articles by likes of Richard Smoley (author of How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying about God and the Bible), David Jay Brown (author of Dreaming Wide Awake: Lucid Dreaming, Shamanic Healing & Psychedelics), and David Icke (author of Phantom Self).