VOLUME 3 NUMBER 2
The idea of sacrifice as a making sacred has always
been very much a part of Western thought. Today the word remains,
but it is more often used in the political and economic sense of
belt-tightening or of accepting inconveniences necessary for the
common welfare; or even as a sort of trade-off or exchange. There
is no other word to carry its primal meaning so it is necessary to
restore the word to its original significance and bring it back
into currency; for it is not only a word but a dynamic idea, as
alive now as ever, although seemingly out-of-date. And it is also a
paradox. --from "Sacrifice and Will" by Christopher Fremantle
DIE AND BECOME: SACRIFICE IN THE POEMS OF
From the wealth and variety of the Sufi poet's verse, a
central theme emerges.
SUN DANCE: SACRIFICE--RENEWAL--IDENTITY
¬†Joseph Epes Brown
A poetic distillation of the vision of the Sun Dance and of its
universal significance. With previously unpublished paintings by a
nineteenth-century Sioux artist.
THE PRIVATE GATE
A conversation with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.
ABRAHAM Adin Steinsaltz
Reflections evoked by the ultimate sacrifice in the tradition
of the Midrash.
LIKE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN THE SPRING Ivan
The Japanese ethos and the kamikaze spirit.
ARCS: THE LOOM OF SACRIFICE
A tapestry of verses from the Vedas
THE FIRE AND ITS OFFERING
A sequence of photographs selected by Lee Ewing.
SACRIFICE AND WORSHIP Father Alexander
SACRIFICE AND WILL Christopher
TRIALS OF A TEACHER Robert A. F.
An early Buddhist master's attempts to transmit the meaning of
Schuyler Cammann on Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Rosemary Jeanes on the Sri Lanka Thovil
Susan Bergholz on "Creature Tales"
EPICYCLES: Traditional Stories from
around the WorldTHE FISHER
Retold by Ann Himler
ONE-HUNTER AND SEVEN-HUNTER Mayan
Retold by D. M. Dooling
THE QUESTIONS OF KING MILINDA Buddhist
Retold by Paul Jordan-Smith
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