Urthona Back Issues

Previous Issues of Urthona
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Issue Three:
Art and the Elemental

Keith Grant: exhibition review
Poems from Peter Redgrove
William Blake and the Elemental
Rene Char and Yves Bonnefoy.

Issue Four:
The Ascent into Beauty

Exhibitions: Odilon Redon and Cecil Collins
Sangharakshita interview (part one)
Aloka on meeting an Angel
Plato's Symposium
Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Issue Five: The Alchemy of the Senses
The alchemy of love
(part two of the interview, on Neo-Platonism)
The art of Henry Wuorila Stenberg
New fiction.

Issue Seven: Form and Freedom
Blake and Freedom
Milton's Samson Agonistes
Chintamani: Mastery of Form
Ananda: Freedom and Form
Varachitta: a Buddhist artist

Issue Eight: Tragedy and Comedy
Apollo v Dionysus in Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy
Jayamati on Truth through Comedy
Allen Ginsberg, a personal appreciation
In search of metaphysical painting
Shakespeare's Tragic Worlds.

Issue Nine: The Symbolic Cosmos
Kathleen Raine: The Vertical Dimension
William Stafford: Magic in the Everyday
Dante's Universe: the Five-Storied Palace
Shamanism: an interview with a modern shaman
Keith Grant: Ice and Fire - the journals
Karunachitta: Colour, Myth and Imagination (interview and paintings)

Issue 11: Romanticism
Robert Bly interview: Eskimos and other presences
Keats: Dying into Life
Mary Oliver: Beyond the margins of the self
Caspar David Friedrich: The spiritual in art
20 Great Films

Issue 12: Creativity
Natalie Goldberg interview: Zen Writing
Vermeer's Inner Transformations
Rembrandt: exhibition review
Sahaja interview: Welding Steel
Jane Hirshfield: new poems
Dhammarati: Culture as Landscape
Approaches to Creativity
20 Great Books

Issue 13: Japanese art
Basho's Poetic Journey
Japanese cinema: Tales of the Pale Moon after Rain
Zen Arts: Moonlight reflected in Dewdrops
Zen Music: interview with shakuhachi master Ronnie Seldin
Zen photography: Hiroshi Sugimoto
Jan Garbarek: Saxophone and Wonder
20 Great CDs

Issue 14: Twentieth Century Retrospective
Seamus Heaney, Robert Bly, Urgyen Sangharakshita,
Brancusi, Tate Modern, Jazz, Conceptual art,
Blake & the Buddha, JS Bach

Issue 15: Struggle and Serenity
Rilke On Rodin
Allen Ginsberg and the Blue Rinse Brigade
Peter Abbs on Emily Dickinson
Twenty Great Dramas
Kathleen Raine review
Verdi celebration
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Issue 16: Spirit of Place
Gary Snyder: The Art of the Wild
Robert Bly poems
Aboriginal Architecture
The Green Man
Walt Whitman

Issue 17: Towards a New Renaissance
Released Autumn 2002
Renaissance Men:
Mondrian and Piero della Francesca
Conversations of the Spirit:
Sangharakshita and Kathleen Raine
Camille Paglia Interview
Keith Grant paintings of Antarctica
Symposium: The future of Buddhist inspired art

Issue 18: Rumi and the Path of Love
Rumi's school of love
The face of Shakespeare's lover?
Robert Bly: new Rumi poem
Buddhism's Path of Love
Pablo Neruda: poet of love
Love in Handel
Bells as ritual objects
Tibetan play
Beginner's guide: contemporary poetry ... More

Issue 19: Writing, The Healing Art
Anish Kapoor interview
Ursula Le Guin interview
Iris Murdoch memoir
Jane Hirshfield: Poetry and meditation
William Stafford's poetry
Kathleen Raine obituary
Phillip Pullman: Northern Lights trilogy
Robert Gray: The seeing ear
Twenty great writers
Beverly Farmer: short story

Issue 20: Root Vision
'Visions of the sacred earth and mythic landscapes'
Gary Snyder on the sacred mountains of the Ear East
Aboriginal art of the Kutjungka people
Andy Goldsworthy
Resurrecting Dragons
Coleridge and the goddess
Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring'
Harold Mockford
Whenua - The Maori and the Ecology of Placental Connection
The Myth of the Light and the Bodhi Tree ... More
Issue 21: American Dreams
'A Taste for the Unexpected'
William S. Kowinski on a U.S. consortium
Gary Gach gives a Buddhist perspective to film
Interview with Michael McClure, Beat poet
Chögyam Trungpa: discovering elegance
Dance/Movement Therapy at Boulder's Naropa University
Susan Murphy Roshi: The koan of dream
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Issue 22:Art, Awareness and Social Change
Artist Aaron Matheson on Palestine - images from the wall;
Gary Snyder - Danger on Peaks: Snyder's new collection - an in depth review;
Schiller, Neruda, and the poetics of revolution - two very different figures who thought that art can change society profoundly;
Engaged Haiku - Ken Jones on an interesting development in this ancient far Eastern form; Aquasculpture in Australia - Ephemeral sculptures in Australia.

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Issue 23: Dharma of the moving image
Ethics and Aesthetics: Documentary maker Padmadhara; Robert Bresson - visionary film maker: Ed Piercy; A view from the screen: Danavira recalls experiences in the old Picture Palaces; A Festival of Mind: The International Buddhist Film Festival; Drunk on Mountains and Poetry: Ratnagarbha on Korean Cinema; Not giving it a name: Gary Gach reflects on just what makes a movie 'Buddhist'.
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Issue 24: Indian Odyssey
Between the Pipes - Insightful photographs of a Mumbai shanty town by Robert Clark; Satyajit Ray - Ed Piercy on the great master of modern Indian cinema; Trust Your Guru and Sing - Vandanajyoti explores the ancient Indian singing tradition of Dhrupad; Chameleon - Julia Dale on the 'myriad minded' poet and thinker Rabindranath Tagore; Ways of Seeing - Padmadhara on a project in which children photographed their own lives; Ajanta Caves - Richard Lannoy discusses the Buddhist caves of Ajanta; Anjolie Menon - Painter Anjolie Menon profiled by Sue Bonnett; Sanskrit Poetry - Dhivan interviews the distinguished translator Andrew Schelling.
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Issue 25: Celtic Connection
Tristan and Iseult - the ancient romantic story; Taliesen for the 20th Century - how Ted Hughes belongs in the Bardic tradition; Hermit Island - A new Haibun by Jane Whittle; Love and Zen - Hebridean Zen poet Kevin MacNeil; John Meiron Morris - The distinguished sculptor; Irishness; Poetry; Film.
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Issue 26: Landscapes of the Mind
Poet of Absence and Presence - very possibly the foremost nature poet at work in Scotland today, John Burnside, is inspired by the same coastal landscape of Fife. He evokes the mystery and strangeness both of the wilderness and of familiar domestic objects. Inner Landscapes - Talented Buddhist painter Vidyalila (Val Hudson) who works in a more abstract manner: her wonderful paintings evoke moods of physical landscape and inner spiritual moods at the same time. Golden Sunflowers - Vishvapani discovers how Buddhist ideas have influenced Western culture over the last 200 years, from Wagner to John Cage.
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Issue 27: Art, Ecology and Insight

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Issue 28: Psychogeographical Issue
- Reimagining the Buddha

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