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RESURGENCE An international forum for ecological and spiritual thinking E S T A B L I S H E D 1966

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CONTENTS Resurgence No. 169 • March/April 1995

FEATURES

4 BO TTLEN ECK S OF D EV E LO PM EN T Wangari Maathai 11 TA O OF LIFE 12 SELF T R A N S C E N D E N C E Vaclav Havel 16 TH E SONGS OF C O M M U N IT Y Kirkpatrick Sale 18 GIFT T O BE SIMPLE Richard Cupidi 21 A PR ISO N GARDEN Cathrine Sneed 24 A M A N OF TH E SOIL Hilary Armstrong 26 FROM PROBLEM T O SO LU T IO N Walter Schwarz 28 M O U N T A IN RESISTANCE Hugh Warwick 32 W OM EN AND B EAUTY Anita Roddick 33 TH E CASE FOR KILTS Brendan Hanley 34 ART O F C O H E R E N C E A la n Davie 38 BEING AT H OM E Tom Bender 40 EM BOD IE D ENERGY IN BUILDINGS John Brennan 42 BACK T O TH E SEWAGE FARM Julian Jones

REGULARS

2 SLOW BREAKFAST WEEK Selima H ill 15 U P TH E ELEPHANT AND R O U N D TH E CASTLE 30 PO ETRY Philip Gross 46 G O O D NEWS FOR GAIA Lorna Howarth 47 LETTER FROM AMERICA Ja y Walljasper 48 BUSINESS DIARY Francis Kinsman 49 RECIPES Diana Ferguson

David Nicholson-Lord

BOOKS REVIEWED

50 S tephan H a rd in g Is it Painful to Think? Conversations with A rne Naess David Rothenberg 51 L ind say C larke What the Bee Knows by P. L. Travers 52 S tephanie M ills H and’s End: Technology and the L im its o f Nature by David Rothenberg 54 Mary Tasker T h e Empty Raincoat by Charles Handy 55 A lan W atson Clearcut: T he Tragedy o f Industrial Logging Edited by Bill Devall 57 G uy C la x to n Grace and G rit by Ken Wilber 58 H arley Sh e r lo ck Death on the Streets by Robert Davis 59 Ivor S to l l id a y Passages o f the Soul by James Roose-Evans 61 D a v id C adm an The Encyclopedia o f Celtic Wisdom by Caitlin and John Matthews

COVER Ecology, mythology, mysticism and the human sp ir it inspire the art o f A la n Davie. A n interview w ith him appears on page 34.

The cover painting is entitled “M ystica l Vision, spinning cross, 1 9 8 5 /6 oil on canvas

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