Winter 2022-2023: Darkness & Light

“In this new issue, an array of thinkers, artists, and teachers join us on a memorable journey into the profound mysteries of both Darkness and Light….

May this issue guide you well on your own daily journey into light, and darkness, and light again.”

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Parabola Podcast: Wellness

Parabola Podcast: Wellness

Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from the Spring 2021 issue of Parabola, Wellness, including an exploration of the world’s healing water goddesses and a practical guide to awakening awareness. Your thoughts about yourself, experiences, and perceptions continually arise and…

A New Conception of God

A New Conception of God

It is our view that it is critically important for the future of mankind that a continuing effort be made to understand the depths of Gurdjieff’s “new conception of God in the world.” The historical concepts of God, extending back…

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

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

On September 19, 1920, Paramahansa Yogananda arrived in Boston, bringing with him spiritual teachings that would inspire millions in years to come, He conveyed those teachings through his presence, his organization Self-Realization Fellowship, and his bestselling 1946 book, Autobiography of a…

Thomas Merton and the Language of Life

Thomas Merton and the Language of Life

The early Greeks defined presence as the fundamental characteristic of being alive.1  I believe it is not easy for any of us to be fully present, and that we settle for shadows and glimpses, for fleeting moments that sift through…

Four times a year for over 40 years Parabola has gathered the wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions to illuminate the central questions of life.

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Upcoming Issues

Spring 2023:
TRANSFORMATION (submission deadline: December 01, 2022)

Summer 2023:
THE COSMOS (submission deadline: March 01, 2023)

Fall 2023:
SAINTS & SINNERS (submission deadline: June 01, 2023)

Winter 2023/2024:
COMFORT & JOY (submission deadline: September 01, 2023)

Please note that these deadlines apply to editorial submissions; our schedule for advertisers may be found here.


The Golden Rule Pledge

All life strives to incorporate the principle of the Golden Rule. Directing our attention toward understanding this most basic principle gives us a reasonable, common sense, and compassionate direction in anything we do. Remembering to use the Golden Rule in our own lives transforms our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with planet Earth.

AN INVITATION TO ALL:

1stStrive and Incorporate: I will strive to understand the meaning of the Golden Rule for myself and how I wish to incorporate it in my life, recognizing that this effort is sometimes hard and yet always helpful. This is my pledge.

2ndInvite and Request: I will invite others to do the same: live by the Golden Rule. We can change the world for the better when we apply the Golden Rule in all organizations: environmental, civic, legal, economic, educational, political, or social entities, including religious and faith traditions. This is my petition.

3rdStand in Unity: I will join with those on this planet who wish to take real responsibility toward compassion and fairness; and to build an understanding with others about what is to be done based upon the principle of the Golden Rule. Simply stated,

Treat others and the Earth the way you want to be treated

Respect for All Life is the foundation.
The Great Law of Peace, Native American

The Golden Rule Project will continuously make the results of this pledge/petition/proclamation available for all to see and utilize. The more of us who agree and sign, the more power we share as we petition our representatives to live by and apply the Golden Rule in real life situations. This is our Proclamation.