Omni March 1990

 

 

BODY AND SOUL

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

ALFONSO ORTIZ: WHY NATURE HATES THE WHITE MAN

MARTIAL ARTS: A ROAD WARRIOR'S ODYSSEY

A PRACTICE GUIDE TO INNER UNITY

 
OMNI1990MarLG
Vol.12 No. 6
 
Cover Art: Was done this month by Japanese artist Takashi Koizumi reflecting the unity of mind and body. In achieving this state of harmony, the self becomes one with the universe.
 
Contents / Articles

First Word
While in exile at the American embassy in Beijing,
China's top dissident speaks out against his country's quashing of
scientific thinking. China contends that original thought threatens
its Communistic society.
by Fang Lizhi


Omnibus
The Who's Who of contributing authors

Communications
Readers' writers

Space Self-sufficiency was an important criterion in a recent
housing-design contest; after all, the closest lumberyard or deli
could be 250,000 miles away.
by Lloyd Chrein

Mind
Learn how to achieve an inner sense of psychological balance in just
seven days. A team of six experts helped compile a week's worth of
simple exercises and techniques, such as deep breathing, balancing,
and Zen dance movements that will put you on the path to a centered life.
by Mark Teich

Earth
Of course we care about the freedom of our neighbors in Eastern Europe
and Amazon deforestation, but how can we put it in perspective when
most of us don't know where these places are? A new globe may
help us view the planet as an entity, not as fragments.
by Steve Nadis

Continuum
Italian reporters, armed with their hot cappuccinos, prepare to cover
a local newsbreaking story on the dinosaur extinction: striking up
conversations with strangers could lead to a brawl; "My, what small
headlights you have"; and before the one you love runs away, make
sure he has an ID implanted in his shoulder

Masters of the Universe
Religious doctrines based on sacred Eastern philosophies and
taught by inspired gurus and quietly transforming American Culture.
But will exploring the spiritual landscape make us too detached
from our worldly land?
by Pamela Weintraub

Fiction: The Power and The Passion
Mr. Soames loves his work. He believes in the righteousness of his
assignments, tackling them as if he were on some kind of bizzare
religious crusade. But in the end, can he justify his deadly actions?
by Pat Cadigan

Pictorial
Has Josh Simpson lost his marbles? Could his beautiful glass
spheres really be inhabited by intelligent life forms?
Are his Tektite works of earthly origin?
by Kellee Monahan

Road Warrior
Our perambulatory journalist, searching for the energy force
called ch'i, hit various martial arts classes across the country
and was hit back!
by Bob Berger

Interview
Anthropologist and Tewa Indian Alfonso Ortiz speaks on
Native American beliefs that he thinks could heal the environment
and revitalize society
by Jan Bosveld

Antimatter
Trick or treat: Now there's psychological help (for those abducted
by UFO's or spooked by ghosts), provided by a serious organization;
get in touch with the intelligence of your body's every cell; and
near-death experiences aren't always the close calls they're
made out to be.


Games
Illusions and trivia with paper money:
A Dollar won't buy your much these days,
but that won't stop you from having fun with singles.
by Scot Morris

Star Tech
Innovative devices to make future life easier
by Justine Kaplan

Last Word
Breeding a new race of household help that needs less care than
goldfish and will never ask for weekends off
by Neil Bennett