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VIVID, WHOLLY ALIVE
on May 24, 2008
Saint Teresa of Avila (Devotions, Prayers & Living Wisdom) by Mirabai Starr
Mirabai Starr, herself a Divine Goddess, truly speaks as a sister of a beloved sister when she writes about and translates the words of Saint Teresa of Avila.
I adore this book (and its Series companions) for its compression, its friendly accessibility, and its format (it fits in my pocket, which is important for someone like me he wants to take Teresa/Mirabai everywhere he goes). With grace and seeming effortlessness, Starr lifts Teresa from the dust of history and brings her vibrantly and seductively to life. Her Teresa is so vivid! Triggered by this book, I've had visions of Teresa walking with me in my house, sitting down with me in the kitchen and offering inspiring counsel.
I bow down to this beautiful saint and her sister translator and fellow guide!
--Robert McDowell, The Poetry Mentor, is the author of Poetry as Spiritual Practice (Free Press, July 2008) ([...])