Issue 103 | The Sun Magazine

June 1984

Readers Write


At the airport, in Peru, at a roller-skating rink in Tucson

By Our Readers


Despite all appearances, conditions of an exterior nature do not cause wars, or poverty, or disease, or any of the unfortunate circumstances apparent in the world. Your beliefs form your reality. Your thoughts generate practical experience. When these change, conditions will change.

Seth, in Jane Roberts’ The Nature of the Psyche

The Sun Interview

Judaism’s Mystical Heart

An Interview With Dovid Din

The unity that Judaism is looking for is the point at which, without losing this brain, a corridor of correspondence is opened between this brain — the individual identity — and the transcendent identity. But it isn’t that I become annihilated and flow into the great river; it’s that I am maintained in a scale model relationship to the transcendent. I stay here, but I grow outward. I stay here, but I use my here only to be positioned onto there.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Low As The Sand, High As The Sky: What Is A Jew?

These people have been compared to sand and stars. When they fall, they fall as low as the sand, and when they rise, they rise as high as the sky.

The Talmud

By Howard Jay Rubin

Landing Light, Carrying Nothing

He struggled heavily between acceptance and terror, until at last the terror went, little by little, like the receding cry of a startled bird.

By Francesca Hampton

Descent Into Brotherland

Now I’ve visited okie in the brig before, I’ve visited okie in the psychiatric wards, and I’ve visited okie in the oklahoma jail, and I’ve talked to the lawyers and jail wardens and policemen and psychiatric boards and judges. So I’m only a little bit nervous about talking to this va psychiatrist about okie’s va check which hasn’t been coming for the right amount of disability since he got out of jail.

By Pat Ellis Taylor