Jay Michaelson is, in addition to being one of the editors of this magazine, a teacher of Kabbalah and integral Judaism. He says of this image: "I took this picture late one night on retreat, in a thick fog. The air at dusk evoked for me both a sense of the dark public times in which we are living, and in the prospect that within that darkness lies a great mystery. It reminded me of the Rilke lines: 'In these silent, sometimes hardly moving times, when something is coming near, I want to be with those who know secret things -- or else alone.'"

More cover art:

Allyson Grey, Magic Square

Shirah Rachel Apple, Alef 2

David Katz, The Evil Bush Administration

Lauren Curtis, Flora meets Arcadia

John Hall, Untitled

Pamela Yates, Summer Sleeping

Paul Mindell, Greens, Jeans, and InBetweens

Jay Michaelson, Mayflowers

Bara Sapir, untitled

Bara Sapir, untitled

Jay Michaelson, Ice Tree

Jay Michaelson, untitled

Jay Michaelson, Eldorado Chanukah

Jose Campos, III, untitled

Jay Michaelson, Shofar Kitsch

Mica Scalin, Plates

Mica Scalin, Untitled

Jay Michaelson, Go in Peace

Mica Scalin, Hope

Mica Scalin, Plague Cookies

Jay Michaelson, The Park in Winter