Go the Way Your Blood Beats: James Baldwin on Homosexuality, the Trap of Labels, and His Liberating Advice on Coming Out

Illustration from The Harvey Milk Story, a picture-book biography of the slain LGBT rights pioneer “Loving anybody and being loved by anybody is a tremendous danger, a tremendous responsibility.” BY MARIA POPOVA “Every person of ordinary sex endowment has a capacity for diffuse ‘homosexual’ sex expression … according to the temperamental situation,” the influential anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote in a visionary 1933 letter that framed human sexuality as a matter of fluid attraction to temperaments, not a fixed attraction to genders, eight decades before the modern plight for marriage equality ushered in the universal dignity of love. This conviction made … Continue reading Go the Way Your Blood Beats: James Baldwin on Homosexuality, the Trap of Labels, and His Liberating Advice on Coming Out

Sound of the Sun – The Voice of Universal Consciousness

by Christina Sarich, Staff Writer, Waking Times Most of us are familiar with the Sun as the main source of visible light and energy on our planet. There is another phenomenon of the Sun – it’s magnetic influence on us, and every living thing on the planet – which fewer are familiar with. The domain of the sun’s magnetic influence (also known as the “heliosphere”) extends billions of kilometers beyond Pluto. This magnetic field has profound effects on all living things on Earth and strongly affects human consciousness. You could say the sun is changing its tune, but we need to know how … Continue reading Sound of the Sun – The Voice of Universal Consciousness