Issue 98 | The Sun Magazine

January 1984



The soul of every man does possess the power of learning the truth, and the organ to see it with. . . . Just as one might have to turn the whole body round in order that the eye should see the light instead of the darkness, so the entire soul must be turned away from this changing world until its eye can bear to contemplate reality.


The Sun Interview

Good News

An Interview With Michael Toms

Underlying New Dimensions is a spiritual dimension. If there’s a focus it’s that we’re all connected. The scientists, the spiritual teachers, the psychologists, the educators — they’re all saying the same thing in different ways: everything is interconnected. If we’re consuming a third of the world’s resources that affects the rest of the world in a very direct way. If the space program did nothing else it did show us the earth hanging out there in space, it gave us a sense of being part of the same planet. We’re all using the same environment; spiritually we’re all connected as well.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Making Waves

The Odyssey Of A Radioholic Writer

I wrote to Lorenzo about the idea. He was skeptical. “I really want you to think big,” he wrote back. “If you think of some wired circuit thing that will reach barely 500 people, you won’t spark anyone’s imagination. Start thinking about a real community station, with studios and a transmitter and great tough programming — and then we can inspire a great number of people to perhaps a great number of things.”

By David Searls
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Sex And Broadcasting

A Handbook On Starting A Radio Station For The Community

Broadcasting as it exists now in the United States is a pitiful unmitigated whore. At some stage in its history, there was a chance to turn it to a creative, artful, caring medium; but then all the toads came along, realizing the power of radio and television to hawk their awful wares. The saga of broadcasting in America is littered with the bodies of those who wanted to do something significant — and who were driven out (or more correctly, sold out) by the pimps and thieves who now run the media.

By Lorenzo W. Milam
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

On Nuclear War, Survival, And The Sun

When I bought my first SUN, I was just out of journalism school, a promising graduate who never had the nerve to tell her teacher she did not believe at all in a separation between the perceiver and the perceived. As an emerging news reporter I was in big trouble. The discovery of THE SUN was enough persuasion for me to drop any plans to be honored in the halls of Howell, at the University of North Carolina — the second-ranked journalism school in the country.

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell