Issue 75 | The Sun Magazine

February 1982



I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.

Sylvia Plath

The Sun Interview

Transfiguring The Ordinary

An Interview With Roger Corless

If the Christian God exists, the plurality of religions is not a problem in his mind. His mind functions in some other way. So it’s only a problem for us. If Mahayana Buddhism is right and the universe is neither One nor Many nor both nor neither but emptiness, unqualifiedness, then it’s not a problem that there are two religions or one or both or neither.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Sun Valentine

On Love And Relationship

Here’s a box of our best: some of the most interesting words we’ve printed about love and relationship over the past eight years — some of it’s nutty, some of it’s bittersweet, maybe you’ll find the cherry.

By The Sun
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Celebrating Seth

Seth is an elder but an equal, who insists, “Basically you are no more of a physical being than I am, and I have donned and discarded more bodies than I care to tell. . . . Consciousness creates form. It is not the other way around. . . .”

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Choice

Day Of A Stranger

We all live somehow or other, and that’s that. It is a compelling necessity for me to be free to embrace the necessity of my own nature.

By Thomas Merton
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Going To The Movies

To set aside the myriad differences which separate us from others, even those we love, and for a moment actually feel their consciousness is unparalleled as an evolutionary tool. It carries us far beyond our fortresses of pride and certainty.

By Steven Forrest

The Every-Other-Friday-Afternoon Bridge Luncheon

As far as I know, my grandmother’s only regret in life was that she died on a Thursday. “Damnation!” she cursed fate in front of her sister Gert, her four children, and her thirteen grandchildren.

By Brad Conard

Tuli Kupferberg


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By Tuli Kupferberg