VOLUME 5 NUMBER 3
Obstacles. We spend our lives fighting them, overcoming them,
getting around them, or making excuses for being stopped by them.
How much of all this energy is spent tilting at windmills?
Something, certainly, stops us from attaining what we wish and
being what we could be; but is it what--or where--we think it is?
Opposition and challenge from the outside evidently stimulate us to
do battle, exercise and train us, develop our muscles and our
patience. They play Marpa to our Milarepa, if there is any Milarepa
in us at all. They help rather than hinder. But there is something
inside everyone that resists help--a coward shadow that dogs the
heels of our potential hero. This is the real obstacle, and it is
very close to home; we have met the enemy, as Pogo says, and he is
us. --from the editorial Focus
MIZ CHAPMAN TELLS US THE SCORE: A MEMOIR,
1947 Al Young
Starting out black in America.
THE GARDEN David Malouf
BLINDNESS, A NEW SEEING OF THE
WORLD Jacques Lusseyran
Perception without eyes.
INNER GRACE Abraham Menashe
A photographic essay.
PATHS OF OBEDIENCE: FAIRY TALES AND THE MONK'S
WAY Brother David Steindl-Rast
The Anima in Snow White, Psyche, and the novice.
THE GREAT TRANSITION Jonathan Omer-Man
A contemporary Jew seeks his faith.
AN EARTHQUAKE COMING: Interview at
Mohawk Longhouse chiefs show us the facts.
ARCS: WITH CROOKED GLANCES YOU TEACH
SALVAGING THE MYSTERY Italo Calvino
The unsuspected wonder and reality of Italian
CHANGING THE IMPOSSIBLE H.H. the Dalai
On the use of difficulty.
PLAYING WITH ONE FOOT IN EACH CAMP Rob
Peter Brook's theater of obstacles.
FOOTNOTE TO THE GURDJIEFF LITERATURE M. de
A leader of the Gurdjieff work sifts the wheat from the
SOMETHING RELIABLE Roger Lipsey
The Picasso Retrospective.
BROKEN STRINGS Buddhist
Retold by Laura Simms
THE RAVEN European
Retold by D. M. Dooling
MILAREPA AND THE TRIAL OF THE TOWERS
Retold by Paul Jordan-Smith
THE ROOTS OF PEACE Iroquois (Native
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