Testimonials

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God of Love is a unique contribution to the literature of religious and spiritual unity. And God knows, we need that message more than ever. In a time of division between people, this book–which is a masterful blend of research, storytelling, poetry, and memoir–is like a sacred magnet, pulling on the spiritual heart of all seekers. Before you know it, only a few pages into the book, you’re magnetized to the blessed center of Truth.

~ Elizabeth Lesser Cofounder, Omega Institute & Author, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow October 12, 2015

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I have been present during Mirabai Starr’s classes at the University of New Mexico in Taos, on both Philosophy and the theologies of the major world religions. Also I have heard her lecture on many of the books she has written and several times have heard her speak on New Dimensions Radio. One would expect from such a background that she has gathered and synthesized a dazzling amount of knowledge, but she also brings understanding, and especially compassionate wisdom. These are God-sent gifts that are simply given to her. Her life experiences of suffering and love pour into the cup of different levels of understanding which she offers so generously as a teacher, lecturer, writer and guest speaker. I am enriched and honored by her friendship.

~ Fr. William Hart McNichols Iconographer and Roman Catholic Priest October 12, 2015

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The Ark Bookstore always enjoys Mirabai Starr’s book signing appearances and talks, not only because of her professionalism and gifted speaking ability, but also, (and primarily), because Mirabai’s presence is a manifestation and transmission of her very deep understanding of the spiritual teachings she translates.

~ Karin Arielle The Ark Bookstore, Santa Fe NM October 12, 2015

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Mirabai Starr puts the pieces together like no other contemporary mystic. Reading her books is more than an intellectual experience—it’s as though her outstretched hand reaches through the pages, inviting you—no compelling you—to join the divine dance.

~ Katy Koontz Editor, Unity Magazine October 12, 2015

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I was deeply touched by the way Mirabai wove the three religions into one story, that is really a story for each of us. God of Love is the love story at the heart of world’s great monotheistic religions, and the mystics and poets who have given voice to this unfolding of divine love. Allow this book to speak to your soul, to nourish your heart, to draw you deeper towards love.

~ Llewellyn Vaugh-Lee Ph.D. Author of Return of the Feminine and the World Soul October 12, 2015

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Mirabai Starr writes of the divine from a luminous gene inherited by only a few. We hear The True Song in each word she attributes to the holy. It is more than just her song; it is the Melody of the Spheres translated by an astute musician. We are always touched by the genuine in her call to the reader to love and love well, to see with the sacred eye of beauty.

~ Ondrea & Stephen Levine Authors of Embracing the Beloved October 12, 2015

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God of Love a rich and deeply touching experience spiritual travelers. The book sparkles with illuminating stories of Western contemplatives from various backgrounds. Mirabai opens the hearts of readers a marvelous offering from what Sufis call: “The One, the perfection of love, harmony and beauty.” This sums up a wonderful and “perfect” book. Highly recommended.

~ Rabbi David A. Cooper Author of God is a Verb October 12, 2015

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This book brilliantly reminds us that in the heart of the Abrahamic traditions there burns a singular divine flame.

~ Rev. Robert V. Thompson Former Chair of the Parliament of World Religions and author of A Voluptuous God October 12, 2015

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Mirabai Starr takes us out dancing with the One. God of Love is a confluence of the currents of Judaism, Islam and Christianity all emptying into the great ocean of Love. She shows us how she brings that nectar into her own life.

~ Ram Dass Author of Be Here Now October 12, 2015

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It is with great pleasure and delight that I endorse the work of Mirabai Starr, who I find to be a soul companion as well as a professional colleague.  In addition to be a gifted author, Mirabai is blessed with the capacity to inspire others with her wisdom and understanding of mystical theology.  I referred to her translations of Teresa of Avila’s great masterpiece, THE INTERIOR CASTLE, while writing my own book, ENTERING THE CASTLE, because of the excellence of her work. Mirabai is a rare jewel.

~ Caroline Myss Author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Entering the Castle October 12, 2015

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Mirabai is an authentic mystic, a true teacher and a wonderful soul. Anyone who comes to her will find their cup will be filled. I recommend her as a person and as a teacher with great confidence and joy.

~ Andrew Harvey Spiritual Teacher and Director October 12, 2015

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Mirabai Starr is an extraordinary teacher not because she is so well versed in spiritual teaching–though she is. What makes her teaching so powerful is that her vast spiritual knowledge is rooted in the real experience of being human. Her genius lies in the profoundly humble way she opens her life as a guide to ours. In making this connection she shows us the deep and mysterious spiritual truths that hold all our lives together. A truly gifted teacher, she points us at once to and beyond ourselves. She does all of this with a spirit so light that all who share her presence are also lifted. Oh, did I say that she is also a lot of fun?

~ Rev. Bob Thompson Senior Pastor, Lake Street Church, Evanston, IL October 12, 2015

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I always read your emails with great delight beloved Mirabai! I look forward to the ongoing Alchemy of wonder and groundedness because as I read your words and then bask in the lovely substantiation that lingers when I'm Done, my life expands and evolves. You emanate mystical, magical qualities that continue to spark the chords of my heart strings.

~ Bonnie Kelley writing from a mountain top in Park City, Utah October 12, 2015

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No tradition is left unturned in Mirabai’s search for what is alive and true. She possesses the rare ability to integrate insight from multiple sources into a unified message of love and hope. Her work as a translator, writer, and teacher speaks directly to the part of me that wants to engage with mystery but isn’t sure how to do so.

~ Candace Tkachuck October 12, 2015

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You have not only touched my heart, but both your writings and your voice have connected me more with myself. This has allowed me to bring forth more fully what I see as my holy idea. My copy of The God of Love is truly loved and written in almost as if we were having a personal dialogue. Your writings have given me both clarity and courage. You are indeed a credible witness, opening our hearts and minds to our true desires personally guiding and inviting us to sing our own special love song to the God of Love, even if it starts with a single note.

~ Dr. Vivian Carrasco October 12, 2015

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This course was my first exposure to so many people, practices, and teachings, outside of the faith tradition I have grown up with and practiced my whole life. There was so much to learn from our instructor, the guest faculty, as well as my fellow students and it was the experience of a lifetime! My spiritual eyes have been opened and there's no closing them now! May The Shift Network continue to be Divinely blessed for the life-changing and world-changing work they are doing!

~ Erin Hyattsville, MD, USA October 12, 2015

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In the footsteps of St. Teresa, with Mirabai Starr, has been a transformational journey for me that will continue on. During this course I learned of countless touchstones, guidebooks, and whispering of the Sacred that are always around and within me. This course has brought me home to the sanctuary of my own heart and to the assured union of my own soul light....with the light of God.

What is occurring in our lifetimes is a major philosophical shift. It is the rise of an entirely new way of understanding ourselves and our cosmos, evinced in the Millennial generation's desire to move away from the sectarian tribalism and exclusivity pervading the religious sphere. Mirabai Starr has not only translated the mystics in language that captures their authentic voice and spirit, but in “God of Love” she rises as a prophet, interpreter, and mystic of our time: transmitting the message and hope of an inclusive vision of God that the younger generations of humanity are ready for.

Reshaping our religions toward greater inclusivity non-dual consciousness is an inherent part of the millennial agenda, and one we must address if we hope to diffuse the underlying tensions terrorizing the collective human family. Mirabai Starr has responded boldly to this calling and inspires us all to begin doing the same.

~ Gabrielle Stoner Writer, musician and recent graduate of the Living School for Action and Contemplation October 12, 2015

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Taking the course "In the Footsteps of Teresa of Avila – A Feminine Pilgrimage from Silence to Union to Service" was a wonderful experience for me. St. Teresa’s writings are a treasure to us in our modern age. Teresa’s teaching of the Interior Castle has changed the way I relate to God. Through Mirabai Starr's knowledge and insight into the life and teachings of St. Teresa, I have come a long way on my spiritual journey. This course and its resources will stay with me all my life.

~ Jackie Westlake Village, CA, USA October 12, 2015

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Mirabai Starr possesses passionate eloquence when speaking about mysticism, making the ineffable tangible and real as eating delicious food that’s good for you.

~ Jenny Bird Singer-Songwriter October 12, 2015

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Entering a retreat or a workshop with Mirabai is like stepping into a cool, bubbling creek on a hot day. Her buoyant energy goes to work quietly — and persistently. It circles around all the noisy worries and errant thoughts that human beings bring into any new space and deftly brings everyone to full attention, poised for the spiritual work at hand. Every detail of a retreat is carefully planned to create and maintain space for individual reflection and transformation as well as time for the group to get to know and enjoy one another. Rituals and silence, laughter and good food, time alone and time together seem to emerge naturally, but afterwards it is clear that Mirabai was reading the group and nudging the right ingredients into place at just the right time. I think the most powerful aspect of being with Mirabai is this: She is keenly respectful of the deep internal beauty that each person brings into a circle or a room or a workshop. She has a way of gently bringing it out into the open so that it is clearly visible to its owner, as well as to the rest of the group.

~ Judy Langford Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington DC October 12, 2015

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I wholeheartedly recommend Mirabai Starr. She is a gifted interspiritual teacher and author, and her translations of the mystics, especially St. Teresa of Avila, are an inspiration. Mirabai's knowledge of the perennial wisdom is extensive, and I would welcome any chance to learn with and from Mirabai. She teaches from her heartspace, with compassion and a generous spirit.

~ Kathy May October 12, 2015

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When I discovered that I could only see the stars in the darkness, I found Mirabai. She is one of those stars. And guided by her words, I began to feel that I could burn as well.

~ Lindsay Nance October 12, 2015

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I had the deep joy of attending a 5 day workshop with Mirabai where we explored the mystic traditions as guides to mining the spiritual light and gifts to be found within profound personal loss. She shares the breadth and depth of her spiritual knowledge and unique life experience with such generosity and tenderness that one comes to perceive unexpected openings and possibilities for one's own unfoldment. Many many thanks!

~ Mary Bergen October 12, 2015

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Mirabai is an amazing gentle authentic teacher with a polyreligious or interspiritual soul like my own. You don't find that easily, and for those of us whose spirits thrive outside the box, it's essential soul food!

~Peggy Kansas October 12, 2015

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The grace and beauty of Mirabai's work has become a cornerstone of my path into the Mystery. My first experience of her writing was the "God of Love" which quite literally cracked me open and engendered a new relationship to the Christianity in which I was raised. Her other literary works and translations of the saints have been equally compelling and her ongoing work in "interspirituality" is creating real change in our world. Spending time with her in person was a deep honor and a wonderful treat and I look forward to further opportunities to share our passion for the planet and our spiritual Oneness.

~ Wakil David Matthews October 12, 2015