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 is an adjunct professor of philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos. She also teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and interspiritual 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 author of the 6-volume Sounds True series, Contemplations, Prayers, and Living Wisdom. Her poetry collection, Mother of God Similar to Fire, is a collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols. God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award for Religion, the Nautilus Gold Award in Western Spirituality, and named one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2012 by Spirituality & Practice—positions Mirabai Starr at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement. Her newest book is Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation.
A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai Starr also helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.