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Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics

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Wild Mercy is essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.

Mystical brilliance at its best. --Caroline Myss

 No one can take us into the fiery and tender depths of the sacred feminine with more skill, humor, clarity, and vibrant naked honesty than Mirabai Starr. --Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope and The Return of the Mother

 

We live in a world that has suffered the abuses of an unbalanced masculine rule for thousands of years--but the feminine is rising. Seeds of feminine wisdom that have been quietly germinating underground are now breaking through the surface, writes Mirabai Starr. Women everywhere are rising to the collective call to step up and repair our broken Earth. And we are activating a paradigm shift such as the world has never seen.

 

With Wild Mercy, Mirabai shares the subversive wisdom and fierce compassion of the feminine mystic across cultural boundaries and throughout history. From saints and sages, to goddesses and archetypal energies, to contemporary teachers and seekers--you'll meet women who blazed a path that will illuminate your own.

 

Each chapter explores a different facet of feminine mysticism through a tapestry of teachings, reflections, and stories, along with a practice for integrating the chapter's themes into your own life. As you journey through these pages, you'll explore:
Taking refuge in contemplative practice with St. Teresa of Avila and the Shekinah
- Longing, embodiment, and union as the heart of feminine spiritual practice with the Hindu poet Mirabai and Mary Magdalene
- Your relationship with the Earth, motherhood in all its forms, and a loving call to action alongside Gaia and Ix Chel
- Community and the web of life with Indra, the Beguines, and female prophets throughout history
- Wild, playful, and compassionate mercy with Tara and Kuan Yin
- Finding joy in creativity and the arts with Saraswati and Chiyo-ni
- More inspiration from 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

 

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.
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  • Mirabai Starr taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico, and is the author of God of LoveCaravan of No Despair, and other acclaimed works. She lives in New Mexico. For more, visit mirabaistarr.com.

     

    "It would be difficult to find a more trustworthy guide of the feminine mystics than Mirabai. In Wild Mercy, Mirabai's writing will lovingly pierce your consciousness, illuminating pathways that draw you far below and beyond what you thought you knew about spirituality and humanity, masculinity and femininity, and truth and grace. But even more than her beautiful writing, Mirabai's soulful guidance will lead you on a transformative cross-cultural journey as you traverse the sacred stories and wisdom of a diverse spectrum of feminine mystics. Importantly, her careful study of and sensitivity to social inequality and power dynamics enables her to highlight the deep spiritual wisdom that lies in other cultures without veering into ethnotourism. Rather, she invites readers to relinquish Western biases and entitlements as they faithfully drink from the waters that have nourished souls all over the world." --Christena Cleveland, associate professor, Duke Divinity School

     

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