• Wild Mercy

  • Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
  • By: Mirabai Starr
  • Narrated by: Mirabai Starr
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (120 ratings)

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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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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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good info

different idea of knowledge through a spiritual epistemology. has info of different spiritual women, connected to the author life lesson, and her interpretation of how these spiritual women help her in life

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Written and read like a poem.

Beautiful subject and words but I couldn’t follow. It was read like poetry and seemed like she was trying harder to write pretty words than make a point.

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excellent resource for all who are grieving

Grief with loss of a loved one is a universal equal opportunity experience and can carry us to deep spiritual growth and compassion. this book is a resource for the healing journey.

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Wild. Provocative. Inspirational

Thank you for the gift of this book. I will pass it along! So good!

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Exquisite writing

Incredibly soulful and deeply moving with prose that is exquisitely poetic. I will listen again and again and let the divine words wash over my heart and soul.

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A literary Gift

This book was inspiring and thought-provoking. Mirabai is a powerful voice for all women. Her ability to give expression to our most profound experiences is extraordinary. I feel enhanced by her words.

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Love this beautiful gift

Thank you. This was beautiful and meaningful and inspired me to follow my own feminine mystical power

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LOVE IT

MAD RESPECT AND GRATITUDE FOR MIRABAI STARR'S CLARITY, TRANSPARANCY, AND DEEP KNOWLEDGE. I LOVE THIS BOOK. HER READING TRANSPORTS ME INTO HER WORDS.

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  • 04-10-21

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-21

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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  • soraya robertson
  • 08-27-22

Thank You

Thank you Mirabai, you awakened me to the spiritual riches of the divine feminine in a way my mind (affected by the world view that a man raised in England in groomed into having) had never even been able to consider, I feel as blessed as I do humbled.

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  • Emily Pattuzzi
  • 07-10-22

Magical feminine wisdom

Love the way Mirabai tells a story in such a gentle and loving way, as if the reader is part of her journey. We need more gentle, feminine wisdom like this in the world.

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  • M. Vidal
  • 05-09-22

Divine Feminine

Such a beautiful, tender audiobook and Mirabai has a warm, musical voice that makes her a pleasure to listen to.

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  • Jane Toy
  • 03-23-21

Heart opening and wise

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

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