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 culminated in a PhD in Religious Studies with a concentration in feminist theory, the Divine Feminine, and Marian Studies from the University of Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales. She is one of the contributors to the collection of daily inspirations entitled, Empowering YOU, Transforming Lives (compiled by Rebecca Hall Gruyter), and is also the author of the soon-to-be-released Volume 2 of the Beyond the Veil series, Unraveling the Mystery of Mary. 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.
The book—the second of a two-volume series—and the doctoral thesis from which it materialized—are the culmination of a Spirit-driven chapter of my own spiritual journey. The world of Spirit took very seriously its commitment to remind me that pursuing my doctoral degree, the research it would entail, and the results the research would reveal, were all tied into a promise and commitment I made to myself before entering this life. This was the lifetime that I would “finish the work.” In other words, not only did the research and the findings revealed play a significant role in my purpose for being, but it became crystal clear that another part of my purpose was to ensure that this information was not relegated to a university library shelf in the UK. The information needed to be moved out to into the wider world; hence, the book series.
It is my hope that they will gain an enhanced, renewed, or new perspective and insight into 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
My audience consists of anyone who is: on their own spiritual quest; hoping to incorporate a stronger feminine aspect into their current spiritual understanding and practice (whether that is defined as the Divine Feminine, the Goddess, or by the women who have played important roles within humanity’s ongoing relationship with and search for the Divine); looking for ways in which to reinforce their beliefs within the context of a more universally applicable spirituality; or, being encouraged to move outside of the parameters of convention that dictate our traditional religious paradigms and are in search of a tool to help them to accomplish that task. Other audience members include those who are students of wisdom and truth who are being guided, and/or are actively working, to broaden their own spiritual understanding and personal relationship with the Divine—one that may or may not fit perfectly into the prescribed parameters of current religious models. The audience could also be those who fit into one, a combination of, or all of these categories.
It will be available on Kindle and in hard copy through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
The series will also be made available as a set for those who are interested in purchasing both.
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