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Pilgrimage to Tibet

Issue 187 • March/April 1998

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Feature Articles

TRAVELS WITH AN ELECTRON CAPTURE DETECTOR •

Science can still be a vocation, not just a career. Something that can be done even at home.

TRUST YOUR SENSES •

Sensory experience renews the bond between our bodies and the breathing Earth.

PATENTS ON LIFE •

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 •

The movement is growing in opposition to the genetic industry.

THE EYE OF THE HEART •

Fantasy and myth communicate a deep truth.

THE DROWNING VILLAGE •

An allegory about global climate change.

PLENTY OF MONEY •

There is ninety times as much money circulating in the world as there are goods and services to exchange.

REDISCOVERING MUTUALITY • &

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 • &

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 •

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 • &

Three miles above sea level, Tibet is the roof of the world and sacred Mount Kailash is the ladder to Heaven.

PLIGHT OF TIBET •

A new book, Fire Under Snow, tells the story of a Tibetan prisoner.

LIGHTING UP LADAKH •

AN UNWRITTEN EPIC •

Indian civilization is an epic, the text of which is ever unfinished.

DIGNITY AND DISABILITY •

Disability does not mean degradation of human life. Camphill villages offer hope to the handicapped. Here is a Russian example.

Regulars

Up the Elephant and Round the Castle

Using a consumer accessory (a dog-walker) to manage another consumer accessory (a dog) is an extraordinary feat of accessorization.

Good News For Gaia

Business Diary

Letter from Denmark

Poetry

Letters to the Editors

Recipes

The Potato - a pharmacist planted potatoes outside Paris and put guards around the field to protect them.

Reviews

BUG WATCHING •

Review of Microcosmos, Bugs in the System , The Forgotten Pollinators

THE PHYSICS OF CONSCIOUSNESS •

Review of The Large, the Small and the Human Mind

LOVE WITHOUT RESTRAINT •

Review of Albert Camus: A Life

LOCKED IN, LOOKING OUT •

Review of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

ALCHEMY OF MINDS •

Review of Alchemy: The Art of Transformation

THE PRACTICE OF PRAYER •

Review of Prayer: A Study in the History and Psychology of Religion

IS FEMINISM OVER? •

Review of Tomorrow¹s Women

CAPITALISM WITH CONSCIENCE •

Review of Cannibals with Forks, The Hungry Spirit

WORKERS FOR ECOLOGY •

Review of Reforming Energy

ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALISM •

Review of Myth of Progress

BOOK ROUNDUP •

Review of American books about simple living

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