Issue 192 • January/February 1999
The Language of Animals
Welcome • Satish Kumar
THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS • Barry Lopez
Wild animals are lean. They have no burden of possessions, no need for extra clothing, eating utensils or elaborate dwellings.
THE FIFTIETH MILLENNIUM • Gary Snyder
A homo sapiens calendar starts at 40,000 years before the present, when art was produced for magic or beauty.
SPEED • David Orr
Speed is the foundation of the corporate-dominated global economy of quick returns and rapid growth.
FIVE FACETS OF A MYTH • Kirkpatrick Sale
The world is mesmerized by the myth of Progress. But beyond prosperity for the few, progress does not have a great deal going for it.
PLOTTING IN THE PRIESTHOOD • Andrew Simms
At the altar of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, transnational corporations will worship and, perhaps, sacrifice.
MONEY AS A MEASURE • Peter Lang
Using money as the measure of all things leads to a distorted view of society and environment.
THE NEW ALCHEMISTS • David Boyle
The local currency revolution means new kinds of money which are kinder to the planet.
Craft: THE ULTIMATE POTTER • Edward Hughes
The great Japanese potter Hamada Shoji made pots to use and also to free himself from ego
Craft: POETRY OF NEEDLE AND THREAD • John Lane
Work in an office or a factory is seen to be the sign of progress in our time but for Cecilia Löfström embroidery of beauty holds value.
SILENCE • Michael Shaw Bond
Now even science claims silence to be golden and says that noise damages much more than hearing.
NEW MOON • Paul Kingsnorth
Scientists have a plan. It is to abolish the night.
LIVING LIGHTLY • Walter Schwartz & Dorothy Schwartz
A new global culture is in the making. Its signs are eco-villages, co-housing and communal living.
FARMS OF THE FUTURE • Donella Meadows
Farming in Europe and North America is in crisis. The solution lies in community supported agriculture.
AT A WATERSHED • Emily Hynes
A village in Sri Lanka is showing a way of farming which is in harmony with nature and spirit.
A DAY IN DEEP FOREST • Julia Ponsonby
A botanical sanctuary in India is working to restore the rainforest.
The Occasional Didymus • John Moat
Letter from America • Jay Walljasper
Letters to the Editors
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Poetry • E. E. Cummings
Recipes • Dana Spowers
The Web Page • Fritjof Capra
ARTS OF ASIA • John Lane
Review of Master works of Asian Art, Dancing to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art and Indian Court Painting 16th-19th century
A TRACT FOR OUR TIMES • Sir Crispin Tickell
Review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
POWER AND THE PRESS • David Edwards
Review of Hidden Agendas
FREEDOM FROM CARS • Valerie Belsey
Review of The Estate We're In
REVISING AN ERROR • Frances Hutchinson
Review of The End of the Yellow Brick Road
MONEY MAKERS • Christopher Lowry
Review of The Cult of Impotence and MAI: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment
LIMITS OF LOGIC • Kirk W. Junker
Review of Goodbye, Descartes
PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM • Thomas H. Naylor
Review of Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium
Welcome TO WINTER • Annabel Keatley
Review of Eating with the Seasons
SPIRIT AND NATURE • Jay Ramsay
Review of The Element Book of Mystical Poetry