The Lantern is a hard-copy Chinese medicine journal from Australia published three times a year.
It emphasises the traditional side of Chinese medicine and its ancient world-view, the irreducible foundation of hands, needles, herbs and mind. In the journal, published three times a year, classical translations rub shoulders with modern clinical experience, Daoist wisdom co-exists with current political editorial; book reviews, case histories and poetry round out the lot.
Our authors have ranged from the best of the old guard to the up-and-coming generation, with the aim first and foremost of an interesting read that is informative and useful.
Meet the team
The Lantern is produced in Melbourne, Australia by Steve Clavey, Bettina Brill and Michael Ellis. Bettina handles subscriptions and financials, Steve handles content, and Michael handles design and sub-editing. Each of us thinks the other two work harder.
Steve handles content at The Lantern. He runs a Chinese herbal clinic in the city of Melbourne, and enjoys playing Go, translating ancient medical Chinese, fresh-water fly-fishing, Xing Yi, cooking, Chen style Taichi, the study of transparadigmatic traditional psychology, and banjo.
Bettina is mainly in charge of subscriptions and advertising. She is also a practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine and part-time lecturer at SSNT/Melbourne. In her spare time she likes to practise Xing Yi, climb volcanoes and swim with big fish.
When he’s not surfing (the waves, not his Twitter account) Michael does a little sub-editing as a hangover from his former life as a journalist, teaches in the shiatsu diploma at East West College, Melbourne, and otherwise runs a clinic combining Chinese herbs with shiatsu. He takes care of the production end of The Lantern. He claims to be as passionate about Chinese medicine as he is about surfing, although the veracity of this claim depends upon the swell size on any given day.