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Let It Be: a guided meditation with Tracy Cochran

Let It Be: a guided meditation with Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranMay 18, 20201 min read

A guided meditation on being gentle with yourself when things are hard, with Parabola’s editorial director Tracy Cochran. To support Parabola’s mission, please consider donating. 

A Statement from Martin Scorsese

A Statement from Martin Scorsese

Martin ScorseseJul 25, 20192 min read

Martin Scorsese. Martin Scorsese Collection, NY I’ve subscribed to Parabola for thirty years, and I’ve saved every copy of the magazine. I always look forward to reading the latest issue. It’s given me spiritual sustenance—no other way to say it.…

On Being Nobody…and No One, by Tracy Cochran

On Being Nobody…and No One, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranJun 7, 20173 min read

Ivan Aivazovsky, Between the Waves, 1898 How deeply we fear being nobody. One way to think of the ego is as a defense against pain, particularly the pain of being no one. It shores us up,…

Parabola: The Search for Meaning : Free Complete Digital Index, 1976-2019

Parabola: The Search for Meaning : Free Complete Digital Index, 1976-2019

Parabola EditorsMay 24, 20172 min read

The Gurdjieff Foundation of Illinois has generously assembled a free searchable index for Parabola magazine readers. The index will allow rapid and in-depth access to any topic/author/title covered by over 40 years of Parabola’s publications. BACKGROUND Four times a year, since…

Let it Be, by Tracy Cochran

Let it Be, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranMay 16, 20176 min read

King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, before the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Wikipedia) When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes…

Snow Day Reflection, by Tracy Cochran

Snow Day Reflection, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranFeb 17, 20173 min read

Valerius de Saedeleer (1876-1946), Winter Landscape There are different kinds of realizations. They are not always lightening bolts but sometimes soft and slow, as if snow…

Intelligence and Service

Lee van LaerSep 7, 20155 min read

Lee van Laer, Red-Tailed Hawk, Piermont, NY Like the rest of the Parabola readership, I’ve been watching the developments on the borders of Europe — the…

The Golden Ticket, by Tracy Cochran

The Golden Ticket, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranMay 20, 20164 min read

Chainfoto24, Wat Maha That, Sukhothai (Wikimedia Commons)   One day recently, a Buddhist monk stopped me on the street in Manhattan, offering me peace for the…

Determination, by Tracy Cochran

Determination, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranSep 7, 20167 min read

Lawren Harris (Can. 1885-1970), Beaver Swamp, Algoma, 1920, oil on canvas. “If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees.” ―Rainer…