Issue 229 • March/April 2005
The Spiritual Imperative
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Elegant simplicity is the way to discover spirituality.
Consumerism challenges the values of temperance and discipline, preached by all religions.
WHAT IS GOVERNMENT FOR? • Carolyn Raffensperger
The responsibility of a state is to serve as the Trustee of the Commons.
THE SWISS MODEL • Thomas Naylor
Where government functions on the principle of human-scale.
MEANS THAT MATCH ENDS • Ira Chernus
It is important to do what is right without thinking about results, outcomes and achievements.
Nature is designed to help us stay sane.
THE FALLEN • Alan Simpson MP
Politicians are only as good as we let them be.
UNARMED HEROES • William Cretney
Three women working nonviolently in the face of oppression and conflict.
SOLITUDE'S SECRET HARVEST • John Lane
A look at the lives and work of creative recluses.
MYSTERIOUS FLOWERING • Philip Vann
The art and textile collections of Henri Matisse.
NATURAL GEOMETRY • Ivo Mosley
An interview with Peter Randall-Page
We are like gardens, being born, growing up, giving birth to new life, getting old and finally disappearing.
FOOTBRIDGE OF A GLANCE - • Alwyn Marriage
Alice Oswald's elemental poetry is infused with a human touch.
ONE TRUTH, MANY PATHS • Eka Morgan
The flourishing Interfaith Ministry.
Visionaries - MARY MIDGLEY • Kate Rawles
Poetry • Mary Oliver & Anne-Marie Fife
Perspectives • Lorna Howarth
Crafts - LIVING FORMS • Sandy Brown
Recipes - GOOD EGGS • Daphne Lambert
Letters to the Editors
A Sense of Place - SHANTINIKETAN • Kamla Chowdhry
HOMES WITH HEART • Nic Lance
THE GREENING OF RELIGIONS • Jordi Pigem
A reverence for life.
DOWNSHIFTING • Polly Ghazi
THE BIG PICTURE
The Call of the Desert
EUROPEAN ASCENDANCY • Andrew Moravcsik
The European Dream
DECLINE AND FALL • James Sainsbury
THE ESSENCE OF THINGS • Gay Watson Cranmer
Bill Brandt: A Life
THE UTOPIAN DIMENSION • Victoria Bawtree
THE POETRY OF EARTH • Keith Sagar
SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE • David Boyle
In the Belly of the Beast
Review - A GRASS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Sugar by Sanjida O'Connell
Review - A PAEAN TO PLEASURE • Arthur Edwards
A Human Response to Globalisation by Marc Desaules
Review - ADVENTURES OF AN INNOCENT ABROAD • Jerry Ravetz
Desperately Seeking Paradise by Ziauddin Sardar
Review - FOUR YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST • Henry Hemming
OffScreen by Henry Hemming
Review - HEALING STRATEGIES • Nancy Jack Todd
Nature's Operating Instructions by Kenny Ausubel with J.P. Harpignies
Review - HEALING THE SPLIT • Misha Norland
Vital Practice by Sheila Ryan
Review - HUMAN METAMORPHOSIS • Arthur Edwards
The Metamorphosis of Capitalism by Christopher Houghton Budd
Review - JUNIOR CITIZENS • Mary Tasker
Positive Childhood by Mildred Masheder
Review - PLANNING THAT WORKS • Nicholas Falk
Small Change by Nabeel Hamdi
Review - RETURNING TO OUR ECOLOGICAL SELVES • Emily Hunter
Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
Review - STARTLING THE HERONS • Pauline Smith
The Lilypad List by Marian Van Eyk McCain
Review - THE ETERNAL NOW • Rosie Jackson
Forever Today by Deborah Wearing
Review - THE HORSE IS MY DRUM • David Cadman
An Alberta Bestiary by Zahava Hanen
Review - TIMELESS WISDOM • Angela Malyon-Bein
The Betrayal of Tradition by Harry Oldmeadow
Review - UNEARTHING THE ARTS • Oliver Lowenstein
Art Nature Dialogues by John K. Grande
Review - WE ARE ONE • Keith Sagar
The Lastling by Philip Gross
Review - WEALTH WE CAN LIVE BY • David Lorimer
Spiritual Capital by Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall