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Alice Coltrane’s "Om Shanti"

Alice Coltrane’s “Om Shanti”

In the early 1980s, jazz pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane devoted herself to the Hindu tradition, adopting the name Swamini Turiyasangitananda and established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside Los Angeles.

Essays

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Poetry

Epicycles

Kuzunoha

Kuzunoha

Kuzunoha is a popular figure in Japanese folklore

Two Stories, by Mullah Nasr Eddin

Two Stories, by Mullah Nasr Eddin

Mullah Nasr Eddin, or Hodja Nasr Eddin, is a legendary Turkish teller of tales, a sort of wise fool, to whom all sorts of exploits are attributed.

Podcast

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Parabola Podcast, Episode 16: “Mythic Origins”

Story Editor Betsy Cornwell looks at the first-ever issue of Parabola, “The Hero.” Excerpts include PL Travers’ beautiful essay on the origins and the uses of mythic symbols. Please consider supporting this podcast and Parabola […]

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Parabola Podcast, Episode 15: “Magic”

Story Editor Betsy Cornwell shares Thomas W. Moore’s essay on fresh ways to look at the myth of Narcissus, from the Spring 1976 issue of Parabola, “Magic,” in Parabola Magazine’s free monthly podcast.

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