THE DREAM OF
VOLUME 6 NUMBER 2
We are faced with serious threats to what we have come to think
of as our permanent "way of life." Tensions between the
energy-deprived, the energy producers, and the energy consumers
increase daily and threaten access to the dwindling resources on
which our civilization has come to depend. Our cities, once the
proud focal points of that civilization, have in many cases
deteriorated to the extent that they are focal points of crime and
violence. The family structure, so much a part of our idealized
image of moral and economic stability, appears to be losing its
holding power. Our educational system, the central instrument by
which upward mobility was to have been forever maintained, has all
too often been a microcosmic version of a general stagnation and
disintegration. In the face of all this the great institutions of
religion, government, and law, to which we have committed a great
portion of ourmoral and physical liberty in the interest of a
general orderly process, have not only been unable to provide
solutions to our problems but have often contributed to them. What,
we find ourselves asking, has happened to our system, and what can
we do to avoid self-destruction? --from "Towards a New Perspective:
Human Life as Earth's Voice" by David Leeming
"WHAT IS MAN?" Kathleen Raine
Educating the "unnatural" man.
EARTH PEOPLE David Price
The Nambiquara of Brazil balance between life and
THE CRAB FEAST David Malouf
CHINUA ACHEBE: AT THE CROSSROADS Jonathan
An interview with the Nigerian writer.
ELEPHANTIASIS Dino Buzzati
Our expanding universe. A story.
PROGRESS AND EVOLUTION Seyyed Hossein
Looking back from the 20th century.
TOWARDS A NEW PERSPECTIVE: HUMAN LIFE AS EARTH'S
VOICE David Leeming
Our ecological age.
EARTHLY CITIES Paolo Soleri
Reverence constructs the future.
IN SEARCH OF LOST CHRISTIANITY John
An interview with Jacob Needleman.
RAVENSGATE: THE OTHER FACE OF THE PT. CONCEPCION
CONTROVERSY Scott Eastham
Power plants threaten a sacred gate.
OBERAMMERGAU Frederick Franck
Christ's Passion in the twentieth century.
TEMPLO MAYOR RISING Susan Bergholz
News from Mexico City.
EPICYCLES: Traditional Stories from
around the World
THE ORIGIN OF THE BONE GAME Twana (Native
Retold by Terry Tafoya
SOLOMON AND THE VULTURE Turkish
OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND Biblical
NAVAJO EMERGENCE STORY Navajo
Retold by D. M. Dooling
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