A Letter From the Publisher: Dec. 7, 1987

When New York Correspondent Mary Cronin began her reporting for this week's cover story on New Age phenomena, she was momentarily dismayed to learn that some of her most important sources were called channelers, the advisers who link disciples of the movement to a spiritual core of the universe. "I had recently returned from nearly six years in London," she says. "And I wondered what these people had to do with the English Channel." But Cronin was soon immersed in sessions with a jolly Manhattan channeler named Bob Johnson, who served as her conduit for a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with beings...

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