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Delving into many different spiritual paths can be thought of as digging many shallow wells with the hope of reaching water. However, Mirabai Starr’s experience tells her that she is using many different tools to dig a single deep well. Following the interspiritual path goes beyond simply understanding another’s religion: Rather it means, “Embracing the sacred in multiple traditions with discipline and passion.” She speaks of going through the “dark night of the soul” when we no longer feel a connectedness with our spiritual path. Giving us comfort in the advice of St. John of the Cross she says, “Rest in it and surrender . . . let go of all our old attachments to the way the spiritual path is supposed to be. Let down into that darkness and into that emptiness where we find what he calls an ineffable sweetness that begins to rise into that hollowed out container.” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Mirabai Starr is an adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico, Taos. She is a certified bereavement counselor, and travels the world speaking and giving workshops on contemplative practice and the teachings of the mystics.
Her books include the critically acclaimed translations:
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 7/13/2012 Program Number: 3444
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Opening Essay: Track 09 Pastorale d'eté by Arthur Honegger Music Break 1: Track 01 Sicilienne by Eric Satie Music Break 2: Track 05 Gnossienne #2 by Eric Satie Music Break 3: Track 06 Gnossienne #3 by Eric Satie
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