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A World of Sound, by Kyle Holton

A World of Sound, by Kyle Holton

Kyle HoltonJan 31, 201812 min read

Men gather for annual dances during harvest season. Photograph by Kyle Holton Listening to the Yao of Mozambique For eight years, I lived in a village…

Learn to Die!, by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Learn to Die!, by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Parabola EditorsJul 27, 20146 min read

By Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowski and Ejo Takata Despite acclaim, even adulation, garnered from his theater and film work, including such classic films as The Holy Mountain and El…

BLACK ELK, LAKOTA VISIONARY: The Oglala Holy Man and Sioux Tradition

BLACK ELK, LAKOTA VISIONARY: The Oglala Holy Man and Sioux Tradition

Samuel Bendeck SotillosJul 28, 201816 min read

BLACK ELK, LAKOTA VISIONARY: The Oglala Holy Man and Sioux Tradition Harry Oldmeadow. Foreword by Charles Trimble. World Wisdom (worldwisdom.com). 2018. PP. 256. $19.95. Paper. Reviewed by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos [W]e…

Sarabha-miga Jataka, The Noble Stag, Retold by Margo McLoughlin

Sarabha-miga Jataka, The Noble Stag, Retold by Margo McLoughlin

Margo McLoughlinApr 28, 201910 min read

A Deer Hunt. c.1775 from Kotah, Rajasthan, India. Pigments on paper Once the Bodhisatta was born as a deer. He grew up to be a magnificent stag—a Sambar, the largest…

Prophets without Robes or Staffs

Prophets without Robes or Staffs

Roger LipseyApr 27, 202220 min read

Greta Thunberg was somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean on a rough day—high winds, high waves. She was traveling from Europe to North America by the only means she could accept,…





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