Arts/Culture Category

Wayne J reggae star
There is a historic groundswell of youth activism today. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers rallied across the U.S. to end gun violence in the United States. Youth are standing up for what is right, showing adults that they have a lot to learn from them. In Jamaica, one teenager in particular is tearing up dance halls, while sending a message to his peers, his country and the whole world. By the time this issue comes out, Wayne J will have just celebrated his fifteenth birthday. But don’t let his ageRead More
Moive Review-A Wrinkle in Time
“A Wrinkle in Time” is a truly fantastical translation of Madeleine L’Engle’s book by the same name. The novel has been enjoyed by children and adults alike for decades, but this is the first attempt at bringing the adventure to the big screen. Brought to life by director Ava DuVernay (of “Selma” fame), the movie follows the reluctant heroine, Meg (played by the lovely Storm Reid) as she travels (or “tessers”) to the fifth dimension with her precocious younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and admiring classmate Calvin (Levi Miller).Read More
The Trust Frequency-There is Only Love
Happy Spring, dear friends! We trust you have pondered the Trust Frequency definitions we offered last month. Those definitions contain some important assumptions. Are you willing to take these ideas as absolutes, and receive the Ten Assumptions within the context of their profound meanings? For example: Humanity: A collection of divine, autonomous, sovereign beings who have chosen to incarnate on Earth to learn and grow on our soul’s journey to wholeness, each with an individual purpose and a unique gift. This vision of humanity recognizes an overarching act of freeRead More
cover, The Measure of My Powers, Jackie Kai Ellis
This memoir from Jackie Kai Ellis takes the “Eat, Pray, Love” genre to a new level, surpassing even Elizabeth Gilbert’s original. It’s a warm, relatable story about love—with food, with passion, with life, and with self. The book’s cover makes a strong first impression. The richly colored roses, arranged mindfully with succulent fruit on a dark moody background, clearly set the stage for the reader by illustrating the contrast between light and dark. Inside, Ellis’s essays and short stories are interspersed with similarly inspired photography – of a single, extremelyRead More
Sustainable Fashion-Novel Supply Co-Kaya Dorey
Image credit:Cam Hilts edited by @erikjrojas NOVEL SUPPLY CO. is a clothing company based in Vancouver, Canada that focuses on sustainability. After Novel Supply founder Kaya Dorey realized just how much material went into landfills in the making of clothes, she decided she wanted to create something better for the Earth. Parvati Magazine sat down with Kaya to talk about how natural and organic can be stylish. Parvati Magazine: You mention on your website that Novel Supply is inspired by the “West Coast Lifestyle”. What does the West Coast lifestyleRead More
We are honored to join Parvati Magazine’s community this month, and to share our insights over the next twelve issues. We are the authors of the book “THE TRUST FREQUENCY: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm”. We trust you will derive much inspiration and joy from “The Trust Frequency”, which offers a coherent explanation of the nature of the Universe and humanity’s place in it. Click here to find out who we are, and how we came to know what we know. Humanity is out of balance because we don’tRead More
THABO-Music
There’s a question that keeps coming up in the comments on Thabo’s music on YouTube, and that is: “Why don’t more people know about this?” The Zimbabwe-born Thabo’s name means joy in his mother tongue Ndebele. His songs unerringly target the heart of issues our world struggles with today, in heartfelt messages and an exquisite voice, wrapped in glorious grooves. We caught up with him at his home in Huddersfield, UK looking relaxed and exhilarated after his band’s recent UK tour with Seal. Parvati Magazine: You have a massive voice.Read More
Zero Waste Fashion-Tonle
Behind tonlé, Cambodia’s first zero waste fashion brand, is Rachel Faller, who wanted to make clothes that made a difference. She decided to do just that after moving to Cambodia to better research fair trade. A process that starts with scrapped waste sourced from mass clothing manufacturers ends up as unique pieces that hold special meaning across cultures and countries. This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with her about tonlé. Parvati Magazine: Describe the look of tonlé. Rachel Faller: tonlé was designed to clothe the thoughtful traveler, who is always onRead More
book-review-The-Kindness-Effect-
Jill Donovan is clearly an inspired woman on a mission. Throughout her life she has overcome challenges and seized opportunities with equal measures of patience and persistence and she recounts the highlights in her new book, “The Kindness Effect”. Jill has an impressive resume – including being a loving mom and wife, law school professor, and creator of Rustic Cuffs, a wildly successful line of bracelets (or “cuffs”). The book highlights her journey with all the lessons she’s realized along the way, from young gymnastics competitor to university student andRead More
Film Review-Movie Review-The greatest Showman
“The Greatest Showman“ is unequivocally the feel-good, heart-opening movie of the year. I rushed into the theatre at the last minute and was surprised to find it packed on a Friday night so many weeks after the movie originally opened, even for a film that has been nominated and won a number of awards this season. But, just like its characters, this is not a film to be underestimated. And just like the original version, its attraction is part of the magic and mystery. Set in New York in theRead More