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Four times a year for nearly 40 years PARABOLA has gathered the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions to illuminate the central questions of life. Become a subscriber at parabola.org.

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Four times a year for nearly 40 years PARABOLA has gathered the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions to illuminate the central questions of life. Become a subscriber at parabola.org.

    Parabola Podcast Episode 44: The Search for Meaning

    Parabola Podcast Episode 44: The Search for Meaning

    Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from Parabola Magazine's "The Search for Meaning" issue, which is available as a free PDF download for anyone who would like one during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you find comfort in its pages.

    • 20 min
    Parabola Podcast Episode 43 - God

    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 the truth, one will not go far before falling into his arms."

    - Simone Weil

    Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from the Summer 2008 issue of Parabola, GOD, including Simone Weil's remarkable 1942 letter to Father J.M. Perrin, "God in his Mercy."

    • 22 min
    Parabola Podcast Episode 42 - Goddess

    Parabola Podcast Episode 42 - Goddess

    Story Editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts and web exclusives from the new issue of Parabola, "Goddess," including Christine Irving's "Inanna: Relevance and Return." Find the full issue and become a subscriber at parabola.org.

    Music: Dreaming, Op. 15 No. 3, composed by Amy Beach.

    • 21 min
    Parabola Podcast Episode 41 - Androgyny

    Parabola Podcast Episode 41 - Androgyny

    Story Editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from the Winter 1978 issue of Parabola, "Androgyny," including an exploration of female self-sufficiency in the Gnostic Gospels and PL Travers' beautiful rumination on the zodiac in "Letter to a Learned Astrologer."

    Music: "Dreaming: Op 15 No 3" composed by Amy Beach.

    • 37 min
    Parabola Podcast Episode 40 - Mercy and Forgiveness

    Parabola Podcast Episode 40 - Mercy and Forgiveness

    Story Editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from the current issue of Parabola, "Mercy and Forgiveness," including Alexandra Haven's incisive essay on the political context of museum collections "Who Decides History's Future?" and a retelling of the Skandinavian folktate "The Woman Without a Shadow."

    • 22 min
    Parabola Podcast Episode 39 - The Wild

    Parabola Podcast Episode 39 - The Wild

    Story Editor Betsy Cornwell shares excerpts from the current issue of Parabola, The Wild, including an essay on environmentalism and society in the Amazon and two myths about wilderness, The Seven Swans and Romulus and Remus

    • 23 min

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