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Mirabai Starr



Mirabai Starr is an American author, teacher, and translator of sacred literature. She writes and speaks on the teachings of the mystics, feminine wisdom, and the transformative power of grief and loss, and she is a leading voice in the interspiritual movement.

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Feminine Mysticism with Mirabai Starr - Insights at The Edge

In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Mirabai about her approach to feminine mysticism and what brought her to write Wild Mercy. Mirabai explains women mystics' emphasis on interbeing as well as the innate connection between spiritual seeking and the fate of the earth.

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Dark Night of the Soul

While imprisoned in a tiny prison cell for his attempts to reform the Church, sixteenth-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul’s longing for God.

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In Praise of Longing: Reclaiming Spiritual Passion

Longing for God is a trans-religious phenomenon, and so lends itself beautifully to the inter-spiritual quest.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThere is a secret place. A radiant sanctuary. As real as your own kitchen. More real than that. Constructed of the purest elements. Overflowing with the ten thousand beautiful things. Worlds within worlds. Forests, rivers.

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Mirabai Starr: The Holiness of Loss

Mirabai Starr on how grief can be a portal to experiencing the sacred This interview is part of Science and Nonduality Anthology vol.6.

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Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation

On the day her first book came out―a new translation of “Dark Night of the Soul” by Saint John of the Cross―Mirabai Starr’s daughter, Jenny, was killed in a car accident. “My spiritual life began the day my daughter died,” writes Mirabai.

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Mirabai Starr Describes the Paradox of the Feminine Spirit

Feminine spirituality, Mirabai Starr said, is a paradox in a world that prioritizes masculine energy and attitudes.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageYour God would never punish you for being a human being: this life itself is your penance. But it is also more than that: it is a crucible for transformation. Each trial, every loss, is an opportunity for you to meet suffering with love and make of it an offering, a prayer.

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Unattended Sorrow: Recovering From Loss and Reviving the Heart

Unattended sorrow is unresolved grief that has never been given a chance to heal. This lovely, spiritual book from one of the nation's most trusted grief counselors offers a series of techniques to help heal this pain so readers can lead full and joyful lives.

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How Do You Pray?: Inspiring Responses from Religious Leaders, Spiritual Guides, Healers, Activists and Other Lovers of Humanity

How Do You Pray? was born from a vision in which Celeste Yacoboni was told to ask the world, “How Do You Pray?” She reached out to leading spiritual, shamanic, scientific teachers, guides, and activists and asked for their response.

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