Issue 63 | The Sun Magazine

January 1981

Readers Write

Amazing Coincidences

As for coincidence, it is everywhere, like falling leaves. Only despair and the lack of love make us feel our incidents are incidental in a hollow world.

By Our Readers


We meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.

Carl Jung

The Sun Interview

An Interview With Patricia Sun

The transition of awareness is knowing we must pay attention to our feelings, our fears, our bodies, our thoughts, our unconscious minds which may turn up bizarre imagery. We have to get accustomed to the way that intelligence of the intuitive self teaches, as a gestalt, and not take it all so literally.

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Powerless No More

On Meeting Patricia Sun

We are coming out of a dark age of consciousness, and we’re stepping into a light that is pretty strong. All our defense mechanisms which existed for good reasons in earlier stages of evolution now create problems.

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Insisting On Love

Well, to be honest, I am afraid of success. For deep down I can’t figure out what it means. The successful people that I know, with few exceptions, are a drag, and I mean that literally.

By John Rosenthal
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Prelude To A Pilgrimage

Psychedelic drugs led me away from the clockwork universe, but there was ultimately nowhere to go with them other than out . . . and back. There was no in, no alternative culture. They offered only a glimpse of heaven and a critique of hell.

By David Marshak
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Poet Of The Ordinary

Book Review

Despite his many public roles, Paul Goodman all his life was first and foremost a writer, and in the enormous variety of things he wrote — poems, plays, novels, reviews, political essays, literary criticism, psychological essays, social criticism, educational theory, linguistic analysis, religious musings — his stories hold a special place.

By David Guy