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Issue 192 • January/February 1999

The Language of Animals

Out of print

Welcome

Welcome •

Feature Articles

THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS •

Wild animals are lean. They have no burden of possessions, no need for extra clothing, eating utensils or elaborate dwellings.

THE FIFTIETH MILLENNIUM •

A homo sapiens calendar starts at 40,000 years before the present, when art was produced for magic or beauty.

SPEED •

Speed is the foundation of the corporate-dominated global economy of quick returns and rapid growth.

FIVE FACETS OF A MYTH •

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.

Economy

PLOTTING IN THE PRIESTHOOD •

At the altar of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, transnational corporations will worship and, perhaps, sacrifice.

MONEY AS A MEASURE •

Using money as the measure of all things leads to a distorted view of society and environment.

THE NEW ALCHEMISTS •

The local currency revolution means new kinds of money which are kinder to the planet.

The Arts

Craft: THE ULTIMATE POTTER •

The great Japanese potter Hamada Shoji made pots to use and also to free himself from ego

Craft: POETRY OF NEEDLE AND THREAD •

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.

Science

SILENCE •

Now even science claims silence to be golden and says that noise damages much more than hearing.

NEW MOON •

Scientists have a plan. It is to abolish the night.

Frontline

LIVING LIGHTLY • &

A new global culture is in the making. Its signs are eco-villages, co-housing and communal living.

FARMS OF THE FUTURE •

Farming in Europe and North America is in crisis. The solution lies in community supported agriculture.

AT A WATERSHED •

A village in Sri Lanka is showing a way of farming which is in harmony with nature and spirit.

A DAY IN DEEP FOREST •

A botanical sanctuary in India is working to restore the rainforest.

Regulars

The Occasional Didymus

Letter from America

Letters to the Editors

Good News For Gaia

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Reviews

ARTS OF ASIA •

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 •

Review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

POWER AND THE PRESS •

Review of Hidden Agendas

FREEDOM FROM CARS •

Review of The Estate We're In

REVISING AN ERROR •

Review of The End of the Yellow Brick Road

MONEY MAKERS •

Review of The Cult of Impotence and MAI: The Multilateral Agreement on Investment

LIMITS OF LOGIC •

Review of Goodbye, Descartes

PHILOSOPHY OF FREEDOM •

Review of Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium

Welcome TO WINTER •

Review of Eating with the Seasons

SPIRIT AND NATURE •

Review of The Element Book of Mystical Poetry

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