Issue 47 | The Sun Magazine

September 1979

Readers Write

Places Of Worship

The world, the remains of ancient Thera, Stonehenge

By Our Readers


As long as we have some definite idea about or some hope in the future, we cannot really be serious with the moment that exists right now.

Suzuki Roshi, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

The Sun Interview

An Interview With Farra Allen And Libby Outlaw

Bodywork is like a dance. What I do with a person does not just depend on me, but on that other person. Certain people draw certain energies out of me.

By Priscilla Rich
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Californicated, Santa Crucified

I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a place that hasn’t been identified as a psychic window, and that includes 16 different cities and towns. Which means either that my very presence bestows some sort of divine grace, or else that some of these places are faking.

By Rob Brezsny
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

People’s Park: Ten Years Later

Before it was over, there were nearly 1000 police and 2300 National Guard troops called in to augment local police. There were nearly a thousand arrests, more than 100 people shot, one killed, one blinded, and a million dollars in property damage in one of the longest-running civil disturbances in the nation’s history.

By Dana W. Cole
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Bodywork: A Primer

It’s easy to get confused by the many different approaches to working with and through the body. What follows are brief descriptions of some of the more widely practiced techniques.

By Priscilla Rich
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Body Temple

The human body is not an opaque, solid mass to be lugged around until it’s traded in for wings. It is an energy field that is constantly changing, a living sculpture, a mirror of ourselves, an instrument that may be more or less in tune.

By Priscilla Rich
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Menace Around The Edges

Book Review

Thus the Bowles who held our attention with striking and almost mythical action in the early stories holds it toward the end in more subtle ways.

By David M. Guy

Her Size

She is surprised at her hunger, eats lustily, is further surprised when my lips and hands suggest intimacy. She trembles small for want of cover as I open her clothes to the sunshine.

By Franklin G. Mills