Summer 2022: Ancestors

Our ancestors are always with us. They reside in the color of our eyes, in our religious and social practices, in how we treat our fellow humans. They are to some extent our fate, but not necessarily our destiny.”

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A Free Gift for You in These Challenging Times

A Free Gift for You in These Challenging Times

These are challenging times for all of us. We at Parabola are offering a free PDF of our “Alone and Together” issue to anyone who would like one, and we hope you will find solace in its pages.  Click here…

Whence Cometh Our Help: An Exploration with Roger Lipsey (Video)

Whence Cometh Our Help: An Exploration with Roger Lipsey (Video)

Is there such a thing as deciduous ideas? Ideas that have had their season. Some flare into color as a last statement of themselves, others dry modestly and fall away. There is a process of this kind, an autumn of…

Sheela Na Gig

Sheela Na Gig

She lives on the lintels and doorways of churches all over Europe, especially in Ireland. She looks out in defiance from the stone in which she’s carved: teeth bared, eyes wide, legs spread. Her hands hold open her exaggerated vulva…

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

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

The Very Rev. James Parks Morton (1930-2020). Photo: stjohndivine.org Parabola regrets 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…

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

Fall 2022: BELONGING (submission deadline: June 01, 2022)

Winter 2022/2023:
DARKNESS & LIGHT (submission deadline: September 01, 2022)

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

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