A Night in the Forest, by Tracy Cochran

In the darkness, the Buddha found light

Moving Toward Hope: A Conversation with Elaine Pagels

How can religious tradition be literally true when language is symbolic, intrinsically?

Holy Women

Four role models for all who seek the sacred

Sheela Na Gig

Fertility, birth and death, ferocity, protection, sexuality: all of these are surely aspects of the goddess, and not mutually exclusive of each other.

The Very Rev. James Parks Morton (1930-2020)

Parabola┬áregrets the passing of James Parks Morton. He served for many years on the Board of the Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, which publishes the magazine, and so was a great friend to us as well as to the many who knew him through his inspiring work as Dean of the Cathedral…

Parabola Podcast Episode 43: God

“For it seemed to me certain, and I still think so today, that one can never wrestle enough with God if one does so out of pure regard for the truth. Christ likes us to prefer truth to him because, before being Christ, he is truth. If one turns aside from him to go toward…

Parabola Podcast Episode 42: Goddess

The Descent offers a chance to look clearly at tired habits of thought and action. A woman may finally admit to an addiction or see how some long-denied pattern of action has failed her time and again. The Return offers a chance for something to be born or recovered. A woman may reclaim a talent…

Butternut Goddess

Discovering the divine in her own backyard