Letters to the Editor


Re: Israel - Eyeless in Gaza?

Hi Frank

The Obama article received very nice comments, and I want to thank you again for allowing its reprint in AdamOlam Magazine.

I really enjoyed the last issue of the Southern Cross Review and especially your article about the situation between Israel and Palestine. The so called "peace" that was achieved lasted 6 days (we had a 6 days war, now we have a 6 days peace). Even more sadly, this was a political war, inspired by a coming election, and it only achieved a slight rise in the popularity of Israel defense minister, Ehud Barak.

In favor of my people I just want to say that many people were against this war, and were in their heart with the people in Gaza. It is a shame that our lives are so affected by politicians and fanatics, and in order to change that a little, we should try and meet each other (Jews and Arabs) as people.

I thought of translating your “Eyeless in Gaza” article for the readers of the magazine. It is important, in my opinion, to show how our actions are perceived from outside. What do you think?

All the best,

Noam Sharon,
AdamOlam Magazine

Note: AdamOlam is in Hebrew. Noam translated “Even the Angles Wept” for the current issue.


Hi Frank,

Your article about the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict (Southern Cross 63, Editor's Page) is excellent and I'm glad to see that once more our opinions coincide. I never thought of it before, but good is also your proposed solution - a creation of an Israeli- Palestinian Confederation. 


Laimonis Holms,

Jujuy, Argentina




Dear Frank and Joann,

Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Thank you for publishing Thurber’s, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” I have a copy of Harrison Kinney’s, “James Thurber, His Life and Times” 1220 pages of sketches and stories and pictures of the Thurber family; it is one of my proudest possessions. The Thurber home is a historical landmark near my hometown in Columbus, Ohio. The Thurber House, http://www.thurberhouse.org/ provides writers of a diverse background a place to craft their work and work their craft. The house is open to the public and is a great place to visit, if you are ever in the neighborhood.

 M.E. Ingles

Columbus, Ohio

Re: Best American Movies - ever
Dear Editor:
Mr. Fish clearly has good taste in films, but any list of 'best' films that does not include 'Casablanca' loses credibility.

Naomi Johnson


Thank you for publishing Stephen Clarke's article: Rudolf Steiner’s “Mexican Mysteries” Revisited Part 1 on the internet. Two comments:

1. The riddle: It seems, from the textual and societal context, that this curious individual”was probably Eduard Seler, although any hard evidence of such an encounter is lacking.”[It] is solved in the mentioned Karmic Relationships, Vol. II: it was  Eliphas Levi.

 2. Steiner’s reference to Taotl:’in the aforementioned Karmic Relationships, Vol. II (Taotl is a Being who as a cosmic, universal spirit weaves in the clouds, lives in the lightning and the thunder) is reminding of his description of the Atlantean Tao’in 1906 (just after his paraphrase of the speech of Choctaw-leader Colonel Cobb). 

“The Atlantean did not raise himself to his God through concepts and ideas. He discerned something holy in nature as a keynote of the Divine; it was as though he breathed in and breathed out his God. If he wished to express what he heard in this way, he would embody it in a sound similar to the Chinese T-A-O. For the Atlantean this was the sound which pervaded the whole of nature. When he touched a leaf, or saw a flash of lightning, he was aware that part of the Godhead was displayed before him; it was as if he were touching the garment of the Divine.”  http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GateSpiSci/19060901p01.html

Yours sincerely,

Ton Majoor (The Netherlands)


Querido Frank

Interesantísima Southern Cross Review, pasé el link a un amigo de nuestra edad de Tucson, Ralph Prince, puede que te haya escrito alguna vez. También a otros en España. Yo no puedo leerla en profundidad por cuestión de tiempo, pero no dejes de enviarla porque es valiosa. Felicitaciones !!

Buenos Aires

Thanks, Frank. I think your magazine is the best thing coming out of Anthroposophy today.

Dan Dugan