To Go Beyond Thought, an Interview with Karen Armstrong

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 promote her latest bestselling book.  Lauded by critics as “magisterial” and “magnificent,” The Great Transformation…

Parabola Podcast Episode 50: FIRE

Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from the Fall 2021 issue of Parabola Magazine, Fire, including the lead essay by Sufi master Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, “Fire Season.” Read the full issue by subscribing to Parabola. Parabola Magazine · Parabola Podcast Episode 50: Fire

Parabola Podcast Episode 49: Young & Old

Story editor Betsy Cornwell and Parabola intern Surnaí Molloy read excerpts from the Summer 2021 issue, Young & Old, in this episode of our free podcast.

Parabola Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the arrival of Paramahansa Yogananda in America

With a gaze of majestic power, the master electrified me with a glimpse of his cosmic consciousness.

Worshipping Illusions: An Interview with Marion Woodman

In the Summer of 1987, Parabola sat down for an exchange with Marion Woodman on the subject of addiction.

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

An Interview with Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church from November 4, 2006 until November 1, 2015.

Entrance, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Whoever you are: in the evening step out | of your room, where you know everything …

Pulitzer-winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83

Mary Oliver was an astonishing poet beloved by many and also a frequent contributor to PARABOLA over the years.

Repairing the Fabric of the World, A Conversation with Jonathan F.P. Rose

A conversation with civic visionary Jonathan F.P. Rose

The Unasked Question, Retold by Paul Jordan-Smith

A classic quest seen anew