But what is a parable?  The Sufis and their
predecesors have used the parable and "teaching
tale" extensively as one of their modes of
contemplation.  This is similar to the way Zen has
employed parables and paradoxes--in trying to
impart insight that is different from that produced

by the normal intellect... The word "parable"
derives from the Latin "parabola."  What is a
parabola in fact?  Aside from designating a

perfect geometric arc, which can be evenly
divided by a vertical bisecting line up the middle,
it has connotations of "throwing to the other
side ..."

                                    From the Author's Note
           
       PARABOLA: SHORTER FICTIONS
                   
                                 Asylum Arts
CONSPIRACIES: 6 PLAYS
Includes:

The Dust Conspiracy
Forfeit: A Play in 12 Rounds
Deceit (or Crime with Class)
The Receiver
Freeze
Anatole's Lover

Note: Rights for these and more recent
plays can be procured through Tonda
Marton, The Marton Agency: 1 Union
Square West, Suite 815, NYC 10003
Phone 212.255.1908
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Publisher e-mail: aranpres@aye.net
Essays and experiential work on spirituality
and spiritual foundations of performance can
be found under the pen name Yousef Daoud,
including the new volume
The Rose and the
Lotus.

For information on opportunities for spiritual
work or performance workshops based upon
practices and techniques from the wisdom
traditions go to:

roseandlotuspractice.org