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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Parting The Veil

A New Approach To Biology

Today, October 22, 1983, with several million people throughout Europe taking part in demonstrations in support of United Nations Disarmament Week and protesting against plans to deploy yet more nuclear weapons in Europe, it is impossible not to be aware of the increasing danger with which we are faced. It seems to me that unless we change the way we think and feel, the chances of our own survival and the survival of countless other living organisms on this planet are remote. I hope that we can reflect a little more about this question of our attitudes and the influence they have.

By Rupert Sheldrake February 1985
Readers Write

What Is Sex?

The cherry-on-top, some kind of magic glue, the whole world

By Our Readers June 1982


Once, in the Orient, I talked of suicide with a sage whose clear and gentle eyes seemed forever to be gazing at a never-ending sunset. “Dying is no solution,” he affirmed. “And living?” I asked. “Nor living either,” he conceded. “But, who tells you there is a solution?”

Elie Wiesel

May 1981
Readers Write

Fear And Courage

Fear of losing control, feeding courage with trust and patience, looking to the Bible

By Our Readers November 1980
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Genius Of The Planet

Jealous of the female art of creation, man conjured up the art of the mummified reflection, and so was born the Work of Art: a solid hunk of inanimate matter scratched and battered into a shape codifying his unique understandings.

By Medea (Rob Brezsny) January 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Peopletalk: Language And Other Expressions

Language, more than anything else, separates man from other animals. It plays a dominant role in shaping our conceptions about the world. Language is a means of transmitting and storing information, generally with words or other symbols.

By Priscilla Rich Safransky, Sy Safransky, Rob Gelblum, Ebba Kraar & David Bonnis January 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Communicating With Yourself

Our bodies communicate vast amounts of information to our conscious and unconscious minds, and to other people. We cannot hide our feelings, at least not from every part of ourselves.

By Leaf Diamant January 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Dear Buddha

What is time and what is space and why are they the window and the door of our existence?

By the editors December 1975
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Seth: On LSD

“In therapy using massive doses of LSD, a condition of chemically enforced insanity takes place. By insanity, I mean a situation in which the conscious mind is forced into a state of powerlessness.”

By Seth December 1975
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Psychedelics In Perspective

The emergence of psychedelic drugs into contemporary society has probably created as much controversy as any other agent affecting the body-mind complex of man since the discovery of fire.

By David Bonnis December 1975