Summer 2020: Presence
“The miracle is that the practice of presence not only enlivens ourselves, but allows us to share that new life with others and also to receive the presence of the Divine. It is the foundation for truth, and it is the genesis of hope. With practice, presence can, in the words of John G. Bennett, allow us ‘to serve the future, and to serve with love, with hope, with confidence that it is possible for mankind to be born again.'”
This song comes from a place where the angels are present, where light is born, where the future is written.
Four times a year for over 40 years Parabola has gathered the wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions to illuminate the central questions of life.
“Soul, like the body, is a process. Though we are born with a soul, soul continues to develop, secretly adding to its luster like a pearl hidden inside an oyster. Making soul is the process of a lifetime, or several lifetimes. Mystics call it performing The Great Work.”
“The magician is the magus, the mighty one, the worker of miracles. What then is magic, what is a miracle? Where does the power come from? What laws is it above, and what laws is it under? For in the hierarchy of nature we know of nothing below the divine Absolute that does not obey the higher cause. What are the laws of magic?”