Fall 2022: Belonging

“There is a universal understanding among our contributors that we all belong somewhere

May this issue help you find and sustain your place in our world.”

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THE NEW SCIENCE: Changing Ourselves by Changing the Brain, by Patty de Llosa

THE NEW SCIENCE: Changing Ourselves by Changing the Brain, by Patty de Llosa

McKay Savage, Close-up of the Buddha head in the banyan tree at Wat Mahathat, Wikimedia “Does mind exist?” asks neuroscientist Daniel Siegel, as he opens a two-day conference on his favorite subject, interpersonal neurobiology. Siegel is…

Already Broken, by Joyce Kornblatt

Already Broken, by Joyce Kornblatt

Although it felt like flight, I knew the fall was wrong: body upended, working to right itself even as it spiralled head-first, it seemed, down. I’d gone over the tiniest cliff, from darkened footpath to an unseen recessed lawn. On…

Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Full Version)

Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Full Version)

Llewellyn-Vaughan-Lee photographed by Richard Whittaker One August day recently in Northern California, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee sat down with Parabola in to speak about free will and destiny.  The English-born Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi mystic and lineage holder…

Gifts for Gifted Children

Gifts for Gifted Children

Each summer I teach creative writing classes at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. It’s a wonderful job for many reasons: my colleagues are uniformly, eccentrically brilliant, I’ve taught at campuses all over the country, from Los Angeles to…

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Winter 2022/2023:
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