updated August, 1972
As stated on page 1, here is the purpose of this publication: "We are as gods and might as well get good at it. So far remotely done power and glory--as via government, big business, formal education, church--has succeeded to the point where gross defects obscure actual gains. In response to this dilemma and to these gains a realm of intimate, personal power is developing--power of the individual to conduct his own education, find his own inspiration, shape his own environment, and share his adventure with whoever is interested. Tools that aid this process are sought and promoted by the WHOLE EARTH CATALOG
This excerpt is from "ADORATION OF THE LIGHT," page 291:
Beyond those looming shapes is brilliant light but here are only shadows reaching out across a vast and and empty plain. I'm crossing an enormous floor, an ancient oceanbed so smooth I didn't even stumble when the light was far away. I'm near it now. It pours down in a shower from up above. It streams, it falls, it's a column made of light, a light that's shaped like stone and stone with light inside.