A Personal Invitation to the February 1-5 Mystics Summit From Your Host, Mirabai Starr

 

 

Our first-ever Mystics Summit, hosted by mystic scholar and celebrated author Mirabai Starr, takes place February 1-5.

This FREE summit features a global gathering of seasoned scholars, sacred rebels, and mystical seekers who will support you in restoring your sense of meaning and remembrance of what’s true and lasting...

... and help you reconnect to love as the harbor amidst life’s crashing storms.

Throughout this landmark summit, you’ll receive not only gems of wisdom from the ancient mystics, but also poetry, music, and practices that can put you in touch with the unmistakable passion... born of a direct revelation of “the Beloved.”

To register for free, click here.

Hello, friends. My name is Mirabai Starr and I have the great honor and privilege and delight of hosting the Mystics Summit. This is an incredible gathering. I’m saying this having completed a series of conversations that have truly changed my life, and that I feel strongly will be transformational for you. Something happened in this gathering, in these dialogues of the soul that was a surprise and a gift to me in ways that I will be unpacking for years to come.

This is a collection of wisdom keepers who, like me and probably like you, have a deep love for the mystics across the spiritual landscape. And at the same time that they’re lifting up these incredible jewels across the spiritual traditions, they are inviting us all to take our rightful place as mystics ourselves in this world — in the sense that what it means to be a mystic is to have a direct experience of the sacred. And through the transformation, often deep and quiet that unfolds in the heart when we experience the presence of the sacred, there is this answering response to meet this beautiful broken world with love, recognizing that inherent oneness that is a call to tend to every fiber of interconnection and speak on behalf of those perhaps who have no voice.

So there’s this answering call to service that resounds through the passion and poetry of this exploration of the mystics. I had the great, good fortune of speaking to some of the wisdom keepers of our times, people like my soul brother, Krishna Das, who through chanting the divine names, invokes this experience of the sacred for all of us. People like Elizabeth Lesser, the founder of Omega Institute, who is asking us to reframe all of the great stories and myths and teachings of the ages through the lens of the feminine. What would happen if we told all of the hero’s journeys as women’s stories? What would happen to the way we make culture and explore spirit?

People like Annie Lamott who tell what it is to be a human being, the story of the soul journey of all of us with such humor and grounded wisdom. And then unknown treasures that I have discovered along the way, people like Imam Adé Mendes who speaks about a West African mystic from Senegal who created an entire nonviolent movement in Africa that so few of us know about who was a deep Sufi peacemaker.

We have storytellers, dancers, musicians, poets, and social activists who are all rooted in this powerful love of the sacred that they convey with every breath in these extraordinary conversations that I have had the privilege of having. So please register for the Mystics Summit and join me in this field of love. Thank you.


Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction 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 inter-spiritual dialog. 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, who was named one of 2020's 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People" in Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine, lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Click here to visit Mirabai’s website.

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This article appears in: 2021 Catalyst, Issue 2: Mystics Summit

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