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With Wild Mercy, Mirabai Starr 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 this book, 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; and your relationship with the Earth, motherhood in all its forms, and a loving call to action alongside Gaia and Ix Chel.

You'll also learn about 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; and finding joy in creativity and the arts with Saraswati and Chiyo-ni; and gain 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, and more.

©2019 Mirabai Starr (P)2021 Tantor

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Heart opening and wise

Gorgeous from start to finish. Honest and rich. The authors own voice was the perfect delivery.

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  • 24-05-2021

Perfect wisdom for this time

I found myself saying "note to self, must revisit this chapter" - then noting EVERY chapter had not just one but several treasures within!
This book provided me affirmation that I'm not alone in how I experience my spiritual life, information to grow and expand, and challenge towards a fully integrated human spirituality / spiritual humanity. Thank you Mirabai

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-2021

a 21st century guide to female wisdom !

already my book of the year. thoroughly enjoyed this, was challenged by this and woken to the women throughout history whose mysticism has nurtured theirs an still our culture. Will be reading this again, and again in 2021.

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  • 10-04-2021

A bit syrupy

Didn't love it, tried to, and do agree totally with the sentiment and the necessity for a rebalancing of masculine /feminine energy, no question and hopefully as soon as possible: but this book I feel was a bit syrupy for the flawed human I see in the mirror.
The authors voice didn't resonate either, sorry. I feel like a real shit now but unfortunately that's my truth right now. :-/
The essence of the message I love and support, how this little tribe of humans so badly needs to open to feminine wisdom and strength, now more than ever.

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