Available Copies of 'And It Is Divine' Magazine

'And It Is Divine' was the name of this colour magazine published by Divine Light Mission in the USA from November 1972 until the late 1970's when it was replaced by 'Elan Vital'. It began as a monthly magazine with highbrow pretensions attempting to carry a wide spectrum of articles relating to the wider alternative culture and ended the same as all other Divine Light Mission magazines printing pictures and speeches of Prem Rawat's or his immediate family or close followers. Before 1974 every copy carried a signed manifesto by Sant Ji Maharaj stating "There has never been a time when the Lord of Creation did not manifest Himself in human form, and come to this planet Earth to do away with evil and spread the True Knowledge.

Volume 1, No. 1, November 1972
Volume 1, Issue 5, March 1973
Volume 1, Issue 6, April 1973
Volume 1, Issue 7, May 1973
Volume 1, Issue 8, June 1973
Volume 1, Issue 9, July 1973
Volume 1, Issue 10, August 1973
Volume 1, Issue 11, September 1973
Volume 1, Issue 12, October 1973
Millenium Issue, November 1973
Volume II, Issue 2, December 1973

Due to financial problems caused by the November 1973 Millenium Festival fiasco, magazine publishing was suspended until another major inheritance was donated to DLM.

Volume 2, Issue 1, June 1974
Volume 2, Issue 2, July 1974
Volume 2, Issue 3, August 1974
Volume 2, Issue 5, October 1974
Volume 2, Issue 5, November 1974
Volume 2, Issue 7, December 1974
Volume 2, Issue 8, March 1975
Volume 2, Issue 9, June 1975
Volume 2, Issue 10, September 1975
Volume 2, Issue 11, December 1975
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 1976
Volume 3, Issue 2, June 1976
Volume 3, Issue 3, Auumn 1976

From here on there were no more articles about anything not directly concerned with Prem Rawat aka Guru Maharaji aka Maharaji. Actually there were no more articles at all. There were only edited transcripts of Rawat's speeches and this policy continued when the magazine was renamed and revamped as "Élan Vital"

Volume 3, Issue 4, Winter 1976
Volume 4, Issue 1, Spring 1977
Volume 4, Issue 2, Summer 1977

All the And It is Divine magazines included the following proclamation in one form or another:

Dear Reader,

By the grace of Almighty Lord, we bring you the magazine And It Is Divine. You will find this magazine very different from others, because it shows not only the suffering of the world, but also a way out for all humanity.

There has never been a time when the Lord of Creation did not manifest Himself in human form, and come to this planet Earth to do away with evil and spread the True Knowledge. But history is a pendulum which is always in swing. There have been so many scriptures, but still people have never been able to understand Him.

Divine Light Mission wants to bring world peace by sharing the Knowledge which is within us by the grace of Almighty Lord. In this magazine, we hope to give information about the peace which lives within us, which Guru Maharaj Ji reveals.

Sant Ji Maharaj

And yes, He, Himself, Prem Rawat aka Sant Ji Maharaj, Prem Pal Singh Rawat, Maharaji, Guru Maharaj Ji, Balyogeshwar Param Sant Ji Maharaj was the manifestation of the 'Lord of Creation' and his signature was on every print of this manifesto.

AIID Proclamation

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