Summer 2021:
Young & Old

“Our younger selves seed what we become and, as we age, we carry our earlier years with us. A sage elderly woman once told me, ‘some things you can only understand when you’re old’; yet equally true is that the young can know what the old forget: ‘become as little children,’ Jesus taught.”

from the current issue

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

The special power of classic films
The Return of the Runner

The Return of the Runner

An older Navajo runs for his people
A Path of Love and Freedom

A Path of Love and Freedom

A conversation with Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The Lesson

The Lesson

An encounter to last a lifetime

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.


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PARABOLA Podcast


Highlights from the archive

The Parabola Book of Healing

A collection of writings by such individuals as John Donne, Norman Cousins, Anatole Broyard, Joseph Bruchac, and Maya Deren, who try to define health and examine efforts by various groups of people to encourage it.

I Become Part of It:
Sacred Dimensions in Native American Life

This collection of essays and stories, many of which first appeared in Parabola magazine, explores Native American life in the last, present, and future, from Navajo sand paintings to first hand accounts of spirit quests.

Elders on Love

Dialogues on the consciousness, cultivation, and expression of love in all its forms, at all ages.


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