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.…

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 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…

The Meaning of Tradition: A Conversation with Huston Smith

The Meaning of Tradition: A Conversation with Huston Smith

Parabola EditorsDec 31, 201614 min read

Remembering Parabola contributor, Huston Smith who left us on December…

How to Open Ourselves Out: A Conversation with Abhijata Iyengar

How to Open Ourselves Out: A Conversation with Abhijata Iyengar

Annie SchlifferJul 28, 20188 min read

BKS Iyengar and Abhijata Iyengar Exploring…

Meditation and Service: A Conversation with Nipun Mehta

Meditation and Service: A Conversation with Nipun Mehta

Parabola EditorsMay 7, 201715 min read

Nipun Mehta. Photograph by Richard Whittaker…

The Wisdom of the Animals, by Phil Borges

The Wisdom of the Animals, by Phil Borges

Phil BorgesJul 30, 201710 min read

A conversation with wildlife educator Steve Karlin In 1980 Steve…

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…