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Featured in this issue is the first article in a series by Halimah Polk
about her meetings and conversations with Ibu Rahayu.
(Photo by Sahlan McKingley)

Also in this issue…
Running an Air BNB in Seattle Subud House…
by Marston Gregory
Getting Youth Engaged…
by Solen Lees,  
Susila Dharma
Greenhouse-Gas-free Subud…
by Michael Moon
SICA Newsletter…What is the Quest?
New Book by Rozak Tatebe…
by Emmanuel Elliott
Jim…A story about an artist
by Sebastian Paeman
Inscribed…A story of family history
by Myrna Michell
Figurative Art in Islam…
An explanation by Sebastian Paemen
The Unexpected…
An article about Yemen by Rachman Mitchell
The Dutch Priest from Sulawesi…
A story by Bapak from Journey
Early Islamic Culinary Art…
by Lawrence Brazier
The Passing of Richmond Shepherd…
by his family and friends…


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I was at the Basara Youth Gathering in Central Kalimantan over New Year. In all the time I was there, I don’t think I saw anyone with a book or a magazine, but I saw everyone with a mobile phone which they consulted many times a day.

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HARMONY & RESULTS – THE SUSILA DHARMA CONFERENCE Yayasan Saudara Sejiwa in Bandung … Read on

RAPUNZEL, RAPUNZEL is a story by Harris Smart about how the world of dreams, myths and fairytales can erupt into everyday life… Read on

PARIS, FRANCE is a story by Harris about a visit to Paris in which he was robbed by gypsies… it also has something to say about photography… Read on

PARIS: JAZZ is by Lawrence Brazier and is also set in Paris and has something to say about jazz and other things… Read on

THE STUTTERER a is a chapter from Husain Chung’s book GOD THE THERAPIST (available from and gives an insight into the way that Husain works with people… Read on

RELAX! THE BODY KNOWS THE WAY is a reflection by Harris on the nature of the body as an indicator of the inner nature and a portal to spiritual experience… Read on

WOOF: Lawrence Brazier sends a story from Vienna… Read on

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