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To Go Beyond Thought, an Interview with Karen Armstrong

Parabola EditorsSep 9, 202213 min read

One bright spring day, Parabola met with Karen Armstrong  in her suite at the Parker Meridian hotel in Manhattan.  The petite, friendly 62-year-old British ex-nun, arguably the most influential commentator on religion in the English-speaking world, was on tour to…

The Gates of Paradise, by Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) and David R. Kopacz, M.D.

The Gates of Paradise, by Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) and David R. Kopacz, M.D.

In the following passage from his new autobiography, Becoming Who You Are, Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) relates to David Kopacz, M.D., some of his extraordinary shamanic experiences.– The Editors Some people call me a shaman or a medicine man.…

Wonder is a Level Within Us: A conversation with Rabbi Dr. Raphael Shuchat, by Roger Lipsey and Kenneth Krushel

Wonder is a Level Within Us: A conversation with Rabbi Dr. Raphael Shuchat, by Roger Lipsey and Kenneth Krushel

Roger Lipsey and Kenneth KrushelJan 30, 202214 min read

Parabola reached out recently, via a Zoom link, to Raphael Shuchat at his home in Israel. We had met him with his family at a vacation spot in upstate New York in summer 2021, not far from his original home…

Make This Moment a Diamond, by Jon Pepper and Patrizia De Libero

Make This Moment a Diamond, by Jon Pepper and Patrizia De Libero

Jon Pepper and Patrizia De LiberoJan 30, 202221 min read

Father Guidalberto Bormolini asks people to take a new view of death—and life. After training as a lute maker, he became a priest and monk and studied extensively about both ancient and modern spiritual and religious teachings. He has created…

Pure Gold, by Margaret Wolff

Pure Gold, by Margaret Wolff

Margaret WolffNov 3, 202115 min read

The Bhagavad Gita—the “Song of Spirit”—has been a living scripture and moral doctrine, a veritable “golden rule” of Indian civilization for thousands of years. Its seven-hundred verses are a sacred dialogue between the Lord Krishna in his role as Cosmic…

We Are All Witnesses: An Interview with Elie Wiesel

We Are All Witnesses: An Interview with Elie Wiesel

Roger LipseyJul 3, 201618 min read

Wiesel in 1987 (Wikipedia) Elie Wiesel…

A Touch of Divine Grace: A Conversation with Mother Teresa, by Lex Hixon

A Touch of Divine Grace: A Conversation with Mother Teresa, by Lex Hixon

Lex HixonOct 31, 20165 min read

In April 1976, Mother Teresa spoke before the United Nations.…

To Try To Have Some Healing, A Conversation with Silas Hagerty

To Try To Have Some Healing, A Conversation with Silas Hagerty

Richard WhittakerNov 22, 201612 min read

Silas Hagerty. Photo by and courtesy…

Dance Around The Golden Calf by Emil Nolde

Worshipping Illusions: An Interview with Marion Woodman

Parabola EditorsApr 13, 201930 min read

Emil Nolde, Dance Around The Golden…

Satish Kumar

Longing for Wholeness: An Interview with Satish Kumar

Parabola EditorsJan 29, 20163 min read

Photograph of Satish Kumar courtesy of…