Issue 187 • March/April 1998
Pilgrimage to Tibet
TRAVELS WITH AN ELECTRON CAPTURE DETECTOR • James Lovelock
Science can still be a vocation, not just a career. Something that can be done even at home.
TRUST YOUR SENSES • David Abram
Sensory experience renews the bond between our bodies and the breathing Earth.
PATENTS ON LIFE • Corner House
The European Union¹s proposed law on patenting will put economic benefits in the hands of the few and endanger the lives of the many.
VOICES OF CONCERN • Hugh Warwick
The movement is growing in opposition to the genetic industry.
THE EYE OF THE HEART • Jonathan Stedall
Fantasy and myth communicate a deep truth.
THE DROWNING VILLAGE • Titus Alexander
An allegory about global climate change.
PLENTY OF MONEY • Peter Lang
There is ninety times as much money circulating in the world as there are goods and services to exchange.
REDISCOVERING MUTUALITY • Pat Conaty & Danyal Sattar
Building societies were founded for the benefit of their members and in support of the local economy. Now they are becoming banks to serve in the interest of the global market.
DREAM ANIMALS • James Hillman & Margot McLean
In a new book, a psychologist and an artist explore the question of why animals are proliferating on TV while they are rapidly disappearing from the planet?
A LOVE POTION • Romio Shrestha
Health arises from a way of life which includes good diet, good sleep and good exercise. But, above all, good relationships with everyone around you.
A PILGRIMAGE TO MOUNT KAILASH • Satish Kumar & June Mitchell
Three miles above sea level, Tibet is the roof of the world and sacred Mount Kailash is the ladder to Heaven.
PLIGHT OF TIBET • Tsering Shakya
A new book, Fire Under Snow, tells the story of a Tibetan prisoner.
LIGHTING UP LADAKH • Bunker Roy
AN UNWRITTEN EPIC • Nirmal Verma
Indian civilization is an epic, the text of which is ever unfinished.
DIGNITY AND DISABILITY • Sarah Hall
Disability does not mean degradation of human life. Camphill villages offer hope to the handicapped. Here is a Russian example.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Using a consumer accessory (a dog-walker) to manage another consumer accessory (a dog) is an extraordinary feat of accessorization.
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Business Diary • Sheila Moorcroft
Letter from Denmark • Jay Walljasper
Poetry • Adrian Mitchell
Letters to the Editors
Recipes • Dana Spowers
The Potato - a pharmacist planted potatoes outside Paris and put guards around the field to protect them.
BUG WATCHING • Stephanie Mills
Review of Microcosmos, Bugs in the System , The Forgotten Pollinators
THE PHYSICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS • Chris Clarke
Review of The Large, the Small and the Human Mind
LOVE WITHOUT RESTRAINT • Nick Robins
Review of Albert Camus: A Life
LOCKED IN, LOOKING OUT • Rosalind Brackenbury
Review of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
ALCHEMY OF MINDS • John Moat
Review of Alchemy: The Art of Transformation
THE PRACTICE OF PRAYER • Ronald Lello
Review of Prayer: A Study in the History and Psychology of Religion
IS FEMINISM OVER? • Sue Wheat
Review of Tomorrow¹s Women
CAPITALISM WITH CONSCIENCE • Sarah Roberts
Review of Cannibals with Forks, The Hungry Spirit
WORKERS FOR ECOLOGY • Dave Elliott
Review of Reforming Energy
ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALISM • Jeremy Seabrook
Review of Myth of Progress
BOOK ROUNDUP • Kirkpatrick Sale
Review of American books about simple living