VOLUME 2 NUMBER 3
The vision of a harmonious universe shows everything in its
right place except the human being. Man seems to be the only living
thing that has to question himself, that doesn't know who he is nor
what he is for. Plants and animals fulfill their function without
discussion, unless we interfere with them. It is only we who don't
know what to do with ourselves; we have forgotten our lines, and
there is no prompter. We drift onstage as though struck with
amnesia, not knowing our own name, nor how to find ourselves again.
¬†¬†¬†Our whole world is a Jericho whose walls are tumbling down.
Will our dissonance destroy us? Or is there another, truer note
within our range, a resolving chord through which we could find our
balance again in the rhythm and melody of creation? Perhaps we can
remember, rather than invent, the answers; perhaps a deliberate
searching in our past can help us understand our inexplicable
present. --from the editorial Focus
VIEWS OF THE COSMOS ¬†Brother David Steindl-Rast
Our images of the universe can either open or close us to the
mystery at its core.
DO-IT-YOURSELF COSMOLOGY ¬†Ursula K. Le
Playing God with the author of The Left Hand of
THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE HEART: AN OUTLINE OF THE
SYMBOLIC METHOD AND ITS HIERATIC NATURE ¬†R. A. Schwaller
A legendary and controversial Egyptologist proposes a radical
approach to knowledge.
FIVE POEMS ¬†Lorel Desjardins
THE COSMOS IS HIS SANCTUARY ¬†Ernesto
A Nicaraguan poet's reading of Psalm 150.
THE SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE ¬†Elaine Jahner
For the Lakota the vision quest takes place simultaneously in
the heart and on the plains; a little-known Sioux myth shows how
they have always been the same.
DEFINITIONS AND APHORISMS ¬†Jean Toomer
Best known as the author of Cane, Toomer published
these observations "on the nature and forms of human existence" in
a private edition in 1931. The first in a series of
OUTER WORLDS, INNER TEACHINGS ¬†Anne Bevan
Some surprising views on the esoteric meaning of astrology, the
flat earth and the cosmos within us.
ON THE PRINCIPLES OF MOVEMENT ¬†Harry Remde
A graphic demonstration of the laws of psychic and physical
movement, from circle to spiral.
THE TRIUMPH OF THE IMPROBABLE: A Conversation
with Lloyd Motz
The author of The Universe: Its Beginning and End,
gives an astronomer's view of the forces that pattern both
molecular and galactic worlds.
TANGENTS: ¬†ReviewsJohn A.
Miles, Jr. on Carl Sagan's The Dragons of Eden
EPICYCLES: Traditional Stories from
around the World TALES OF A DEMON: THE FAITHFUL
Retold by Paul Jordan-Smith
THE BREATH OF BRAHMA ¬†Vedic
Retold by Paul Jordan-Smith
THE WORLD-TREE YGGDRASIL ¬†Norse
Retold by Ann Himler
THE GELA-FROM-ABOVE AND THE GELA-FROM-BELOW
¬†Ivory Coast (Africa)
THE CHAIN OF WORLDS ¬†Campa (Peru)
Retold by Chief Kecizate Ashaninga
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