Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. She has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of the mystics:
- John of the Cross – Saint John of the Cross: Devotion, Prayers & Living Wisdom
- Teresa of Avila – The Interior Castle, and
- Julian of Norwich – The Showings of Julian of Norwich: A New Translation
She is the award-winning author of:
- God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,
- Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation, and
- Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols.
- Her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was published in Spring 2019.
She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
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Interview recorded October 28, 2019
Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.