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