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The Golden Rule and the Transformation of Being, by Stephen Aronson

The Golden Rule and the Transformation of Being, by Stephen Aronson

Stephen AronsonNov 3, 20217 min read

The most ancient of principles that binds all religious and philosophical traditions together is what we have come to call “The Golden Rule.” Simple in its statement, its actual practice seems at best fitful and, for many, difficult to impossible,…

Three Poems by Jane Yolen

Three Poems by Jane Yolen

Jane YolenApr 29, 20183 min read

Grave of William Butler Yeats, Drumcliffe, Ireland, 1972, Photograph found/posted by David Pirmann Land of Miracles The towers fell but traveling in Sligo, the roads winding us green into another time, we parked by a small,…

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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…

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 died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his home in Manhattan. The Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner was 87. In May of 1985, we interviewed Elie Wiesel for our “Exile”…

Plant Healing and Shamanism in the Deep Amazon, by Jorges Hachumak with David L. Carroll

Plant Healing and Shamanism in the Deep Amazon, by Jorges Hachumak with David L. Carroll

Jorges HachumakOct 27, 201820 min read

Photograph by Johannes Hofmann The following passages from an unpublished manuscript by a respected Peruvian shaman describe how he works with the controversial Ayahuasca and other plants to bring spiritual healing to his patients. —The Editors…





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