Issue 87 | The Sun Magazine

February 1983

Readers Write

Possessiveness And Jealousy

Joni Mitchell, mental transcendence, apologies to the Aquarian Age

By Our Readers


The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.


The Sun Interview


An Interview With Paul Winter

Our animal nature is quite different from that of a wolf, say, in our habitats, our social interactions. But we do have deeply powerful instincts, just like a wolf, that we rarely get in touch with. Listening is the least utilized instinctual sense by our species in the civilized world. It’s the one which many spiritual teachers feel is the real path to enlightenment.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


Cholestiatoma is a loving beast; as with other cancers, he comes like a string around the finger, a chain around the throat, to insure that we do not idly forget why we are here. Cholestiatoma (Chole when masculine, Choleste when feminine) lives in my skull between the meninges and the right orbit.

By David Koteen
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Over-Soul

We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist, and whose beatitude is accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one. We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are the shining parts, is the soul.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson


What To Do About It

If ONE person occupies the No. 1 place in your attention and affection while you hold only 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 364th place in this person’s attention and affection, try the following remedies for your painful affliction.

By Natalia d’Arbeloff

Photographs By John Rosenthal

The photographs from this selection are available as a PDF only. Click here to download.

By John Rosenthal