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Return of the Divine Feminine

Broadcast on July 21, 2021
With Andrew Harvey & Mirabai Starr
Hosted by Michael Stone

Andrew Harvey and Mirabai Starr believe that one of the most essential gifts of the Return of the Divine Feminine is our increasing awakening to shamanic consciousness as the foundation of all authentic embodied mysticism. Without a direct visceral awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, the supreme treasure of the indigenous traditions, humanity will continue on its path of suicidal separation. With this awareness, however, humanity would be able to co-create with the Mother a humbler and holier way of being.

In This Session:

  • By reclaiming feminine wisdom at the heart of the world's mystical traditions, we reclaim our connection to life itself
  • A renewed sense of the vital necessity of lifting the voices of women to reframe the collective dialog toward healing and justice
  • Awareness of the emergence of a new divine human from the collective dark night of the soul unfolding now
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Andrew Harvey

Mystical Scholar, Spiritual Teacher & Founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism

Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker, and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability.

Andrew has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the U.S. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic, and appears also in Rumi: Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Christ for a New Humanity.

He is co-author of the bestselling The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and has worked with the great Iranian Sufi dancer Banafsheh Sayyad in producing a film, In the Fire of Grace, which marries Sufi-inspired dances to the stages of Rumi’s understanding of the path of divine love. He has written or edited more than 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.

Mirabai Starr

Inter-Spiritual Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader, and Translator of the Mystics

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author 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 interspiritual dialogue. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.

Mirabai’s newest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the Best Books of 2019 by Spirituality & Practice. It’s essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.

Mirabai has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of John of the Cross’ Dark Night of the Soul and Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle. She is author of the poetry collection Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer William Hart McNichols, and the award-winning book God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The transparency of her journey through grief in her memoir Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation is a gift to those who are struggling with unimaginable losses.

Mirabai was named one of 2020’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

Andrew Harvey & Mirabai Starr