Conversations

Earth as Goddess: A conversation with African healer and guide Baba Mandaza Augustine Kademwa

Earth as Goddess: A conversation with African healer and guide Baba Mandaza Augustine Kademwa

ThanissaraOct 28, 201914 min read

Baba Mandaza Augustine Kademwa, from Zimbabwe, was born a Svikiro (in Shona, his native tongue), a carrier of many earth and water spirits, and a Mondhoro (Lion), one who is in constant prayer on behalf of others. He is guided…

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A Conversation with Alexandra Isles

Patty de LlosaSep 9, 20195 min read

Patty de Llosa: The theme for this issue of Parabola is “Seeing,” so can you tell me how you come up with an idea and then turn it into a visual action? Alexandra Isles: Works of fine art have a supernatural quality.…

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Worshipping Illusions: An Interview with Marion Woodman

Parabola EditorsApr 13, 201930 min read

Emil Nolde, Dance Around The Golden Calf, 1910 Marion Woodman (1928-2018) has left us a rich legacy of material for those in search of understanding feminine psychology, the soul of the conscious feminine, and the spiritual…

“A Wing And A Prayer,” An Interview with Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

“A Wing And A Prayer,” An Interview with Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Parabola EditorsApr 2, 201912 min read

Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2008 (Wikipedia) On Nov. 4, 2006, at a ceremony in Washington’s National Cathedral, Katharine Jefferts Schori became the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of America. Never before has a woman ascended…

On Hopelessness and Hope: A Conversation with Deep Psychologist Michael Penn

On Hopelessness and Hope: A Conversation with Deep Psychologist Michael Penn

Richard WhittakerOct 27, 201816 min read

Photograph by Rajesh Krishnan Richard Whittaker and Preeta Bansal Around the age of twenty-two, a near-death-experience transformed Michael Penn into a seeker. Following this profound encounter with his own mortality, he began an extensive study of…

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 Calf, 1910 Marion Woodman (1928-2018) has left us a rich legacy of material for those in search of understanding feminine…

JOHN MALLOY

All Life is Sacred: A Conversation with John Malloy

Parabola EditorsJan 29, 201515 min read

John Malloy’s father was in Army Intelligence and assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Shanghai when Malloy was an infant. When Chiang Kai-shek fled China three years later, in 1949,…

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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…

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To Let the Light In, a Conversation with James George

Parabola EditorsOct 31, 201415 min read

James George is a retired Canadian diplomat who served with distinction as High Commissioner to India, and Ambassador to Nepal and Iran. Chögyam Trungpa called him “a wise and benevolent…