In this interview Mirabai Starr discusses questions such as: Is it necessary to be on a spiritual path for one to reach the heart? What are the obstacles to opening our hearts and connecting with the Divine? How does the process of emptying played out in your life? What can grieving teach us about ourselves? What does spirituality mean to you today? Can we see beauty while we grieve? and many more.
Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She is a professor of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos and teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and interspiritual 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 Dark Night of the Soul by sixteenth century Spanish mystic, St. John of the Cross, The Interior Castle and The Book of My Life, by St. Teresa of Avila, and The Showings of Julian of Norwich. GOD OF LOVE: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam — winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award for Religion and named one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2012 by Spirituality & Practice — positions Mirabai at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement. She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
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