~ Sri Raghavan Iyer ~
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Sri Raghavan Iyer

March 10, 1930 - June 20, 1995
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~ Sri Raghavan Iyer ~
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Publications of Raghavan N. Iyer


Books:

  1. Editor: The Glass Curtain Between Asia and Europe. London; Oxford University Press: 1965.
    Le rideau de verre. Paris; La Table Ronde: 1965.
    Der Glaserne Vorhang Zwischen Asien Und Europa. Munich; Georg Verlag: 1968.
  2. The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi. New York; Oxford University Press: 1973.
    Galaxy Paperback, OUP: 1978.
    Second Edition, Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  3. Parapolitics-Toward the City of Man. New York, Oxford University Press, 1977.
    Second Edition, Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  4. Utilitarianism and All That: The Political Theory of British Imperialism (St. Antony's Papers). London; Chatto & Windus: 1960.
    Second Edition, Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  5. Novus Ordo Seclorum: America and the Global Community. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  6. Editor, The Jewel in the Lotus. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1983. Third Printing, 1987.
    Indian Edition: Mysore; Maitreyavana Prakashana: 1988.
  7. The Society of the Future. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1977, 1984, 1988.
  8. General Editor, Sacred Texts. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: from 1983.
  9. General Editor, Theosophical Texts. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: from 1984.
  10. General Editor, Sangam Texts. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: from 1984.
  11. The Bhagavad Gita with the Uttara Gita. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1985.
    Second Printing, 1987.
  12. The Dhammapada with the Udanavarga. Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1986.
  13. Editor, The Moral and Political Writings of Mahatma Gandhi. Three volumes.Oxford; Clarendon Press: 1985-1987.
  14. Editor, The Descent of the Gods: The Mystical Writings of G. W. Russell. London; Cohn Smythe: 1988.

Contributions to Books:

  1. G. F. Hudson (ed.), St. Antony's Papers. London; Chatto and Windus: 1957.
  2. P. Padhye (ed.), Democracy in the New States. New Delhi; Basic Books: 1959.
  3. Raymond Aron (ed.), Ideology and Industrial Society.Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1963.
  4. Rose (ed.), The Political Evolution of Southern Asia.London; Macmillan: 1963.
  5. Philip O'Connor (ed), Vagrancy. London; Penguin Books: 1963.
  6. John Nef (ed.), Bridges of Human Understanding. New York; University Publishers: 1964.
  7. Guy Wint (ed.), The Asian Handbook. London; Anthony Blond: 1965.
  8. Civil Disobedience. Santa Barbara; Fund for the Republic: 1965.
  9. Looking Forward: The Abundant Society. Santa Barbara; Fund for the Republic: 1966.
  10. Gandhi-His Relevance for Our Time. San Francisco; World Without War Council: 1970.
  11. Quest for Gandhi. New Delhi; Gandhi Peace Foundation: 1970.
  12. Thomas Greening (ed.). Existential Humanist Psychology. San Francisco; Brooks-Cole: 1971.
  13. The Future is Tomorrow. The Hague; Mouton: 1972.
  14. L'Europe en Pan 2000. Pads; Fayard: 1972.
  15. Wilhelm Oltmans (ed.), Growth II. New York; Putnams: 1975.
  16. Introduction, Thomas Mann. The Transposed Heads. San Francisco; The Allen Press: 1977.
  17. Introduction, Return to Shiva. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  18. Introduction, The Diamond Sutra. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  19. Introduction and Epilogue, E. J. Urwick, The Platonic Quest. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  20. Editor, Self-Purification: Jaina Sutra. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1983.
  21. Editor, Chants for Contemplation: Guru Nanak. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1984.
  22. Editor, Civilization: Death and Rebirth. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1985.
  23. Introduction, The Golden Verses of Pythagoras. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1983.

Pamphlets:

  1. My Talk with the Dalai Lama. East India Association, London. East and West Ltd., 1961.
  2. The New Learning: Global 2000 Report. Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1980.
  3. Gandhian Trusteeship. Institute of World Culture, Santa Barbara;Concord Grove Press: 1985.
    Indian Edition, Ahmedabad, 1986.
  4. The Gandhian Bridge Between Heaven and Earth. Gandhi Memorial Lecture, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, 1988.

Monographs:

  1. Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Humanities Division, UNESCO, Paris, 1955.
  2. Community Development and Democratic Planning, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 1956.
  3. Systematization of Norms. Institute of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Oslo, 1958.
  4. Reconstruction of Indian Polity, Conference of Oxford Dons with Jayaprakash Narayan and Arthur Koestler, 1959.
  5. Interviews with Lord Pethick-Lawrence and Mr. Short on the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent, St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1960-1961.
  6. Interview with Albert West on Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, 1961.

Almanacs:

  1. Editor, The Aquarian Almanac, 1978-1989.

Contributions to Journals, Periodicals & Conferences:

  1. Articles on Secularism and Democratic Decentralization, Manas, Los Angeles, 1948.
  2. Drafted report on North American Universities with Professor Goldberg, Oslo Conference of World Union of Students, 1951.
  3. "The Message of the Buddha", The Middle Way, London, 1951.
  4. "The Bhagavad Gita", Christmas Number, Isis, Oxford, 1952.
  5. Drafted World Constitution with Professor Louis Sohn, Copenhagen Conference on World Federal Government, 1954.
  6. "Mirroring the Macrocosm", Annual Report, Bangalore; Indian Institute of World Culture 1955.
  7. "Foreshadowing the Future", Annual Report, Bangalore; Indian Institute of World Culture: 1955.
  8. Reviews and "Ends and Sayings", The Aryan Path, 1954-1955.
  9. "British Power and the Transmission of European Culture", Comprendre, Rome,1955.
  10. "Economic Planning in India and China", St. Antony's Papers, London, 1957.
  11. "International Order and World Politics", Indian Yearbook of International Affairs, Madras, 1957.
  12. Book review on Economics for The Journal of Asian Studies, 1957.
  13. Dialogues with Arnold Toynbee on the Glass Curtain (three tapes), UNESCO, 1959. (Reprinted in The Glass Curtain, 1965).
  14. "Representative Government and Public Liberties in the New States", Indian Yearbook of International Affairs, Madras, 1960.
  15. Book review, International Affairs, London, 1960.
  16. "Utilitarianism and Empire", The Listener, London, 1960.
  17. Book review, The Observer, 1960.
  18. "The Newly Independent Countries and the Problems Involved in the Creation of a Democratic State", Archiv Fur Rechte Und Sozial Philosophie, Zurich, 1961.
  19. "The Passionate Bridge Builder", The Observer, London, 1961.
  20. "The Man in the Middle", The Guardian, London, 1961.
  21. Discussion on the B.B.C. on "Who is a Civilized Man" with Harold Nicholson and Bernard Williams, London, 1961.
  22. "Tagore", The Observer, 1962.
  23. "The World Facing Europe" and "The European Idea", The Journal of the European Cultural Foundation, 1962 (Addresses to the Brussels Conference and Seminar, Spring 1962).
  24. Drafted report with Francis Sutton and Alan Pfieffer for Council on World Tensions, Oxford Conference, 1962.
  25. Book reviews, International Affairs, London, 1961-1963.
  26. "The Significance and Survival of Tibet", Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society, Lecture at the Royal Society, London, 1962.
  27. Review articles, Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, 1962.
  28. "Gandhi's View of Human Nature", Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, 1962 (Reprinted in Manas, Los Angeles, 1963).
  29. "Gandhi's Interpretation of History", Gandhi Marg, New Delhi, 1962 (Reprinted in Manas, Los Angeles, 1963).
  30. Book reviews, Pacific Affairs, London, 1963.
  31. Discussion on B.B.C. television on E. M. Forster with Frank Kermode, London, 1963.
  32. Book reviews, Political Studies, Oxford, 1963, 1967.
  33. Address on Modern Art and Civilization and contribution on Intercultural Understanding, Center for Human Understanding, Washington, 1964 (Extract published in symposium, edited by J. Nef).
  34. Contribution to Learning From the Romans, Fund for the Republic, 1966.
  35. Contribution to Capital Punishment, Fund for the Republic, 1966.
  36. "Is Natural Law an Empty Box?" Center Diary, Santa Barbara, 1967.
  37. Discussion with Joan Baez on Gandhi, "Tender as a Lotus and Hard as Granite", Center Diary, Santa Barbara, 1967.
  38. Discussion with Arnold Toynbee on the Hippies, The Center Magazine, 1967.
  39. Paper on "International Politics and World Order- the Dialectic", Pacem en Terris Conference, Fund for the Republic, 1967.
  40. Book review, American Political Science Review, 1967.
  41. "The Ethics of Revolution" (tape with answers to Henry Luce), The Center Magazine,1968.
  42. Discussion on "The Scottish Enlightenment and America" with Herbert Schneider and Scott Buchanan (tape), Fund for the Republic, 1968.
  43. Paper on "Equality and Elitism: The Unfinished Revolution", Concluding Lecture, U.C.S.B. Centenary Series, 1968.
  44. "The Contemporary Revolution", Indian & Foreign Review, New Delhi, 1976 (Lecture to the Law Society, New Delhi).
  45. "Global Pointers", Indian & Foreign Review, New Delhi, 1976.
  46. "Perspectives and Presuppositions in Political Theory", Indian Journal of Political Science, 1979.
  47. Lecture and radio interview, "The Unfinished American Dream", California State University, San Luis Obispo, November 1980.
  48. Comments on Danilo Dolci's presentation of the Dialectics of Human Interaction, The Hutchins Centre, January 16, 1981.
  49. Address on Religion and the Problem of Violence, Workshop on Problems of Peace, Trinity Episcopalian Church, Santa Barbara, March 3, 1981.
  50. Review article on "J. P. Narayan and Total Revolution", Journal of Asian Studies, August 1981.
  51. Address on "Political Philosophy of World Community", U.C.S.B. Conference on the Global Community, February 12, 1982.
  52. Book review on G. D. H. Cole, Journal of Politics, May 1983.
  53. Radio broadcast on Non-Violence, Nuclear Disarmament and the Future. KPFK (Public Broadcasting Service), January 30, 1983.
  54. Book review on Political Inquiry, Western Political Review, 1984.
  55. Paper on "Gandhi on Civilization, Religion and Politics", Claremont Conference on Gandhi, 1984 (To be published in the John Hicks' symposium).
  56. Lectures on the Platonic Dialectic and the Gandhian Dialectic, Marymount College, Los Angeles, 1984.
  57. Lectures on Gandhian Non-Violence and Martin Luther King, Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1984.
  58. Vichara Lecture on Enlightenment and Revolution: The Post-Modern Age, The Indian Institute of Science, 1984.
  59. Annual Lecture on World Community and Peace, Indian Institute of World Culture, 1984.
  60. Lecture on Buddhi Yoga, Maitri Bhavan, Bangalore, 1984.
  61. Lecture on Gandhi and the Twentieth Century, India International Centre, 1984.
  62. Lecture on the Indian National Congress, U.C.L.A. Centenary Conference, 1984.
  63. Lectures on Non-Violence and Transcendence, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Winter 1985.
  64. "The Seven Deadly Sins", Brooks Lecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, April 1985 (Published in Hermes, Santa Barbara; Concord Grove Press: 1985).
  65. Paper on "Gandhian Socialism", Philadelphia Conference on Gandhi, 1985 (To be published in symposium).
  66. Talk on Jiddu Krishnamurti, National Public Radio, February, 1986.
  67. "Gandhian Trusteeship", Gandhi Marg, Special Number, 1985.
  68. Foreword to Gandhi on Peace and War by Dr. S. Pun, Praeger: 1987.
  69. Lect

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Self-Magnetization

This is the choice life continually affords to a human being. Either one chooses to become more deliberate and ideative by the magnetizing power of thought, functioning in terms of manifold cycles rather than the overall cycle of the gross astral, and so, by the power of higher thought, discovering and giving significance, beauty and meaning to life-atoms at each stage. Or one can merely be emotional, using language and thought to rationalize emotion, building up an ego and defending it, corroding the channels of connection between the higher and the lesser vestures till there is an atrophy of creative centres. After a point, the more one does this, the harder it is to gain the power of attention, to hold an idea, to become completely absorbed in a therapeutic teaching. Instead, through self-examination and meditation, one ought to learn to take advantage of the properties and powers of the higher which do not belong to the same cycles that work upon the lower vestures. So, to achieve a total renovation of the lower vestures from the standpoint of the immortal individuality will take many years. One must be willing to look back at seven, fourteen, twenty-one years of life and courageously acknowledge the chaotic patterns of so-called thinking and feeling which mauled, weakened and atrophied the constructive, creative and consecrating powers of the correlative faculty of Manas reflected in all these vestures. Without either being irresponsibly fatalistic, or delusively emotional, one must acknowledge that a thorough renewal requires many years of courageous effort. Damage done over a long time can have no instant solution. To succumb to the flattery that suggests otherwise is to deny oneself the opportunity to learn properly the alchemical art of self-regeneration.

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HERMES,
August 1982