Mirabai Starr is a Jewish Sufi who loves Christ and cultivates a Buddhist mediation practice and a lifelong devotion to a Hindu guru.
She writes fiction, creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. Mirabai teaches Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos and teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual 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, and The Interior Castle and The Book of My Life, by St. Teresa of Avila. She is the editor and writer of the 6-volume Sounds True series, “Devotions, Prayers & Living Wisdom,” and contributing author to Living Fully, Dying Well: Reflecting on Death to Find Your Life’s Meaning. Her poetry collection, Mother of God Similar to Fire, is a collaboration with iconographer, William Hart McNichols. Mirabai’s newest book, GOD OF LOVE: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2012), positions her at the vanguard of the emerging “interspiritual movement.”