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Let It Be: a guided meditation with Tracy Cochran

Let It Be: a guided meditation with Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranMay 18, 20201 min read

A guided meditation on being gentle with yourself when things are hard, with Parabola’s editorial director Tracy Cochran. To support Parabola’s mission, please consider donating. 

A Statement from Martin Scorsese

A Statement from Martin Scorsese

Martin ScorseseJul 25, 20192 min read

Martin Scorsese. Martin Scorsese Collection, NY I’ve subscribed to Parabola for thirty years, and I’ve saved every copy of the magazine. I always look forward to reading the latest issue. It’s given me spiritual sustenance—no other way to say it.…

On Being Nobody…and No One, by Tracy Cochran

On Being Nobody…and No One, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranJun 7, 20173 min read

Ivan Aivazovsky, Between the Waves, 1898 How deeply we fear being nobody. One way to think of the ego is as a defense against pain, particularly the pain of being no one. It shores us up,…

Parabola: The Search for Meaning : Free Complete Digital Index, 1976-2019

Parabola: The Search for Meaning : Free Complete Digital Index, 1976-2019

Parabola EditorsMay 24, 20172 min read

The Gurdjieff Foundation of Illinois has generously assembled a free searchable index for Parabola magazine readers. The index will allow rapid and in-depth access to any topic/author/title covered by over 40 years of Parabola’s publications. BACKGROUND Four times a year, since…

Let it Be, by Tracy Cochran

Let it Be, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranMay 16, 20176 min read

King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, before the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Wikipedia) When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes…

Endpoint from “The Divine Feminine,” Spring 2016

Endpoint from “The Divine Feminine,” Spring 2016

Parabola EditorsMar 8, 20172 min read

Church of Sweden Archbishop Antje Jackelén (l.) and Bishop Eva Nordung Bystrom, 2014 Despite a growing awareness of the Divine Feminine, women remain ineligible to head…

Emptying the Cup, by Elizabeth Napp

Emptying the Cup, by Elizabeth Napp

Elizabeth NappMar 23, 201612 min read

Tara as Prajñāpāramitā, 13th century, Java, Indonesia. (Wikipedia) To learn is to be vulnerable. It is to have the courage to say, “I don’t know” and…

Soft, by Tracy Cochran

Soft, by Tracy Cochran

Tracy CochranJul 8, 20163 min read

Odilon Redon, Flower Clouds, 1903 The root meaning of heal is whole. Illness and mishap and even great tragedy can lead us eventually from the pain…

A Statement from Martin Scorsese

A Statement from Martin Scorsese

Martin ScorseseJul 25, 20192 min read

Martin Scorsese. Martin Scorsese Collection, NY I’ve subscribed to Parabola for thirty years, and I’ve saved every copy of the magazine. I always look forward to reading the latest issue.…