Mirabai Starr, MA, is an author, translator of the mystics, and a leading voice in the emerging interspiritual movement, using fresh, lyrical language to help make timeless wisdom accessible to a contemporary circle of seekers. A writer of creative nonfiction 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.
Starr has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of Dark Night of the Soul, by 16th-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.
She is the award-winning author of Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation. Her latest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, is forthcoming Spring 2019.
A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai Starr also helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.