Live your life knowing that you are enough—
there is no one else like you and no one else who is here to do what you are here to do!
Nancy Tarr Hart, PhD has a wide and varied history of personal and professional experience with a career that encompasses working 40+ years in the worlds of business, education, and theatre.
……….. Also, an intuitive and mystic, the understanding of her spiritual gifts fully ignited in 1995 and, in 1999 she was guided by Spirit/Sophia to begin an academic journey that began with working to attain an undergraduate degree. The journey culminated in a PhD in Religious Studies with a concentration in systematic theology, feminist theory, the Divine Feminine, and Marian Studies from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales. The author of the two-volume series entitled, Beyond the Veil Volumes 1 and 2: Unmasking the Feminine and Unraveling the Mystery of Mary, Dr. Tarr Hart is also one of the contributors to the collection of daily inspirations entitled, Empowering YOU, Transforming Lives (compiled by Rebecca Hall Gruyter). Currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Notre Dame of Maryland University, she is an ardent fiber artist who enjoys traveling, reading, writing, gardening, and sharing her home with her cats, Kali and Bastet.
My book—Volume 2 (of a two-volume series) entitled, Beyond the Veil: Unmasking the Mystery of Mary.
The book series (and the doctoral thesis from which it materialized) is the outcome of a Spirit-driven chapter of my own spiritual journey. Through the sharing of findings of my doctoral research study, the reader is taken on a journey that explores the ways in which the feminine voice has been suppressed and carefully disguised in Western religious tradition in favor of the masculine. This volume (Volume 2 of the series) concentrates on Mary of Nazareth, a figure who has never been absent or eliminated from Christian teachings, as it explores her life and contributions to the world based on her own merits (as opposed to solely through the lens of her role as the mother of Jesus). It offers new insights into the mystery of Mary that unveil the image of a young Israelite woman who was chosen by God to carry out Divine will in human history and, of her own accord, was the key and essential player without whom the Christian story would not exist.
In 1999, at the age of 46, while working full time, I went to college. I earned a BA in the double majors of Religious Studies and Philosophy, summa cum laude, and then went on to earn my PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales. The degree was awarded in 2013—I was 60 years old when I walked across the ceremonial stage. In 2016, having taken early retirement from an administrative position at a local regional theatre, I got a call from my undergraduate alma mater asking if I was available to teach a course. I have been there ever since—am now an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Coming full circle like this was certainly never anticipated, but is something of which I am immensely proud. Of course, publishing this book series is another success I have achieved (and of which I am also very proud!).
I look forward to creating more opportunities to share and discuss the information contained in the books.
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