“Mirabai takes the blazing thread of devotion and weaves a tapestry of ultimate longing…making the jumble of human experience into One Love.”
~Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now
In Wild Mercy, Mirabai Starr writes of longing for the Divine, love of the Sacred, and connection with the Universe.
In a tapestry of teachings, reflections, and stories, Wild Mercy provides a much-needed alternative to the models of religion and spirituality that have dominated history.
Here, Mirabai invites you to welcome the wisdom of women back into the collective field where it may transform the human family, heal the ravaged Earth, and awaken the divine love in our hearts.
“Women across cultural boundaries are rising with our echoing yes in response to the collective call to step up and repair the broken world. We are rooting ourselves in our resounding no in the face of injustice to our fellow human beings and our Mother Earth.”
Each chapter explores a different facet of feminine mysticism, along with a practice for integrating the chapter’s themes into your own life:
- Take refuge in contemplative practice with St. Teresa of Avila and the Shekinah
- Embrace longing, embodiment, and union as the heart of feminine spiritual practice with the Hindu poet Mirabai and Mary Magdalene
- Cultivate your relationship with the Earth, motherhood in all its forms, and a loving call to action alongside Gaia and Ix Chel
- Be a part of the web of life with Indra, the Beguines, and female prophets throughout history
- Find wild, playful, and compassionate mercy with Tara and Kuan Yin
- Take joy in creativity and the arts with Saraswati and Chiyo-ni
- And be inspired by more archetypal goddesses and amazing women past and present—Julian of Norwich, the Sufi saint Rabia, Pachamama, Sophia, Old Spider Woman, Hildegard of Bingen, Demeter, Kali, and more
About the Author
Mirabai Starr taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico, and is the author of God of Love, Caravan of No Despair, and other acclaimed works. She lives in New Mexico.