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A Unifying Perspective in the Contemporary World

ISSUE 8

Solitude in the Modern World

Solitude in the Modern World

Jane Clark on the spiritual foundations of a cultural phenomenon

“…the notion of solitude was essential to the development of concepts we now see as foundational for western society: individualism, freedom, social and political equality, democracy”

Yoga: a spiritual practice for our time

Yoga: a spiritual practice for our time

Judith Hanson Lasater talks to Elizabeth Roberts

“This is the freedom that yoga offers: it allows us to find that moment when we can choose the empathetic response, the compassionate response.”

ISSUE 7: AUTUMN / WINTER 2017

Doughnut Economics

Doughnut Economics

Richard Twinch contemplates the message of an important new book by economist Kate Raworth

The most powerful tool in economics is not money, nor even algebra. It is a pencil. Because with a pencil you can redraw the world.

A ‘Quite Interesting’ Approach to Education

A ‘Quite Interesting’ Approach to Education

John Lloyd talks to Jane Clark and Hilary Papworth about the philosophy behind the QI project

Nothing is as simple or obvious as it seems. Everything has an underside – something hidden deep inside it which is completely astonishing.

Narratives for a Unified World

Narratives for a Unified World

Andrew Singer talks about the vision behind the literary journal Trafika Europe

“Regardless of the political and economic uncertainty, there is a cultural continuity and a unity to Europe that already stretches back hundreds of years.”

A Biology of Wonder

A Biology of Wonder

Dr Andreas Weber talks to David Hornsby about a new way of understanding nature

“It is intrinsic to life to create the experience of self through connection. What is the difference between this and saying that there is an intrinsic yearning to love?”

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IN PRINT

13 issues of Beshara magazine were published quarterly between 1987 and 1992. The entire print archive is now available to read online or download for free.