Issue 57 | The Sun Magazine

July 1980

Readers Write

Being A Parent

Being changed forever, being on a long journey of wonder, being surprised

By Our Readers


He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the wild elephant goes.

Randolph Bourne

The Sun Interview

An Interview With Daphne Athas

From the minute you’re born you somehow know. But the blinders that are put up by society, and by legislated rules, are what people think of as truths. They’re not truths at all. They’re lies. They are confinements compared to the cosmic knowledge that exists.

By David Belsky
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

An Evening With Ram Dass

You’ve taken an incarnation that is absolutely perfect to work out your karma. I’ll tell you how form-fitted it is. It isn’t just some schlock, factory-ready garment. This thing is so tailor-made that every experience in your life — every single one of them, what you felt on the toilet this morning, every one of them — is designed within that game to awaken you, if you want to use it. You’re given an entire road map out.

By Ram Dass
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Poor In Spirit, And The Rich

Book Review

Dr. Fischer is a dark God who grants us favors only at the cost of our humiliation, who eggs us on with snatches of happiness only in order to degrade us. He is a greedy God, as greedy as his creatures: he is greedy for our humiliation.

By David Guy