Lalitamba was inspired by a pilgrimate through India. In early 2004, we traveled from village to village, seeking to alleviate the suffering that comes from poverty, illness, and plain loss of hope. The name “Lalitamba” means Divine Mother. In India, she is looked to as the supporter of the universe.

Lalitamba is a journal of international writings for liberation. From page to page, you’ll find writings of saints, wanderers, prison inmates, and award-winning authors. These are the mystics of our time. They challenge us to live and to love without hesitation. Find out more at

Lalitamba 6 features Carl Alessi, Gabriel Arquilevich, Annette Barnes, Stephen Booker, Dietmar Busse, Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum, J.J. Deur, Joseph Dorazio, Craig Evenson, Jane Galin, Franklin Gillette, David Alan Goldstein, Samantha Haines, Paul Hansom, Dr. David James, Philip Kobylarz, Lidia Kosk, D.E. Kosk-Kosicka, Lyn Lifshin, Rebecca Lilly, James Markay, M.K. Meder, Tara Menon, Rosemary Dunn Moeller, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Barry W. North, Jim Richards, John Richmond, Swami Parameshananda, Eve Powers, Leslie Plajzer, Elisavietta Ritchie, Stephanie Renee dos Santos, R.I. Sutton, and Gabriele Zuokaite.

“The purpose of the human birth is to seek God-realization and universal emancipation.” 

–Swami Parameshananda

Lalitamba is published by Chintamani Books. Through the Library Outreach, copies of the journal are donated to hospitals, prisons, and shelters throughout the United States. 100% of magazine proceeds fund continued publication and donated copies. Our staff is all-volunteer. For more information, check