Archive for 2001

God Is...A Solstice Prayer

December 21st, 2001 / Religion / 3 comments

Man was created in the image of God Not just the pure stream of light We imagine...somewhere out there Giving us hope that there lies something beyond This world of complexity, confusion, elation and ...

Songs To Change the World

December 1st, 2001 / Music / 2 comments

Every once in a while, I run across a song that states universal truths in a way that makes me stop and just say "Wow, if only everyone could hear, ...

VIEWS ON THE NEWS

November 1st, 2001 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on VIEWS ON THE NEWS

OIL DEPENDENCE HAS UNLEASHED TERRORISM Those of us who were alive in 1973 remember America's first gas lines. We were incredulous that some foreign power could somehow limit our unfettered wasteful ...

Clean, safe, guilt-free SUVs are in our future

November 1st, 2001 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Clean, safe, guilt-free SUVs are in our future

It's as American as apple pie to want to drive our large cars on our large best-in-the-world roads. And why shouldn't we? I've dreamed of cruising this great country of ...

Is Black Sun Nihilistic?

October 1st, 2001 / Origins / Comments Off on Is Black Sun Nihilistic?

Is Black Sun Nihilistic? by Sean Prophet Over the past couple of months, I've received feedback from some readers who have accused me of being nihilistic, and purveying "existentialist dribble." Another reader ...

Quills

October 1st, 2001 / Film / 1 comment

It is a cliche that every generation thinks it's invented sex. Of course the same could be said for the other universal elements of human nature: hypocrisy, greed, lust for ...

Why the trade center must be rebuilt

October 1st, 2001 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Why the trade center must be rebuilt

Some have suggested that a memorial park be built on the sixteen-acre site of the former World Trade Center. This has been done at other sites of extreme violence, ...

The Roots of Fanaticism

October 1st, 2001 / Religion / Comments Off on The Roots of Fanaticism

I've been racking my brain to come up with a simple definition, based on human nature, for religious fanaticism. Through this tragedy, I think I've finally found the clarity I've ...

Enterprise - Series Premiere

September 26th, 2001 / Television / Comments Off on Enterprise - Series Premiere

Tonight was one of the first tastes of normalcy I've had since the 11th. The only way to describe my reaction to the season premiere of UPN's fifth Star Trek ...

Views on the News

September 1st, 2001 / Current Affairs / Comments Off on Views on the News

ANTI-CLONING FUROR OFF THE MARK Recent American polls show between 70% and 90% support for banning all types of human cloning, depending on how you ask the question. It's obvious to ...

Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby, PhD

September 1st, 2001 / Books / Comments Off on Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by Jeremy Narby, PhD

I wanted an introduction to the rituals of Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic South American plant concoction, something I'd heard about from a friend and thought I might like to experience at ...

Dangerous Beauty

September 1st, 2001 / Film / Comments Off on Dangerous Beauty

Everyone remembers Catherine McCormack as Mel Gibson's beautiful love in Braveheart whose throat was brutally slashed at the beginning of the film. This helped fuel Gibson's fierce warrior persona as ...
What is Black Sun?

What is Black Sun?

August 23rd, 2001 / Origins / 1 comment

What is Black Sun? The sun is yellow. The sky is blue. Black Sun is a periodic journal that seeks to challenge conventional wisdom and stereotypes which seem on ...
Why is Black Sun

Why is Black Sun

August 15th, 2001 / Origins / Comments Off on Why is Black Sun

Why is Black Sun? "SPEAK YOUR MIND!" echoed the bumper sticker I saw the other day, "even if your voice is shaking." I had a lot of ...