"We come whirling out of nothingness. The stars make a circle and in the center we dance." Rumi
Mariam Baker, spiritual midwife, energy weaver, mother of five children, is a dedicated student of embodied spirituality. She is interested in practical tools for personal and planetary growth and healing - a way of mysticism that is interwoven with everyday life.
Initiated in the Inayati Chistia lineage of Sufism through Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis, she is student and friend of the late Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Moineddin Jablonski. She received Moineddin's transmission to continue SoulWork, a marriage of psychological and spiritual tools that opens pathways to the integration of being.
WHEN YOUR DEEP FEAR HAS FOUND YOU
A yellow sunflower will grow
beside you on the dunghill
You will be astonished
as it turns to face you.
It will marvel as fire
comes to eat from
- Hazrati Pir Moineddin Jablonski
Mariam is a senior teacher and an active member of Sufi Ruhaniat International and a leader in the Dances of Universal Peace since 1974. She has served as a specialist in women's and religious studies, presenting lectures and workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She is the former director of Theater of Healing and author of Woman as Divine, Tales of the Goddess, a book illuminating the divine feminine. She also functions as a senior teacher and center leader of the Mevlevi Order of America, facilitating classes in the work of Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi, including the great whirling dance. She is a passionate gardener.
For Mariam's teaching schedule and more about SoulWork, visit http://www.sufisoulwork.org/