Selina O'Grady

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Selina O'Grady

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I was brought up in London by very religious parents. My father was a strict Irish Catholic; we had an altar in our house and prayed every night before the statue of the Virgin Mary. My mother was Jewish, but as a young woman had joined what would probably now be considered a cult, living in a kind of commune in New Jersey under the spiritual guidance of the Russian esotericist Ouspensky. Although she converted to Catholicism when she married my father, she remained wedded to Ouspensky's teachings. I lost my belief in God when I was a child but have always remained sympathetic to, and fascinated by, religious belief and the longing for the transcendent.

I have co-edited two books, Great Spirits: The Fifty-Two Christians Who Most Influenced T...more

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Great Spirits 1000-2000: Th...
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