Spring 2021:

“Becoming really and truly well is always personal, always demanding a deep encounter. The roads we take may lead from pain or wonder. In these pages you will read of the breakthroughs that came in the midst of physical pain and respiratory illness and plague, and also of shamanic transformations and great spiritual quests.”

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A great teacher meets his ultimate challenge
Down the Well

Down the Well

What we need is right at hand
Awakening in the Yard D Sangha

Awakening in the Yard D Sangha

A conversation with former prisoner and Buddhist practitioner Edwin Paragas

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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Highlights from the archive

Gathering Sparks:
Interviews from Parabola Magazine

A collection of conversations with such notables as H. H. the Dalai Lama, Ursula K. Le Guin, Oliver Sacks, Joseph Campbell, P. L. Travers, and more.

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.

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