Laura Merri weaves deep clarity with humorous metaphor, reciting mystical poetry from 13th Century Persian Sufi Rumi and 14th Century Kashmiri Yogini Lalla, with musical accompaniment. The mystics’ timeless poetry describes the soul’s journey towards the deepest mysteries, and the struggles and ecstasy experienced along the way.
Having fallen into a traditional style ‘disciple and master’ relationship with her Kashmiri Sufi guide over ten years ago, Laura started a journey deep into mystical experience. Studying the great mystics’ texts from various traditions over those years, revealed that the mystics’ voices of the heart transcend the separation of specific religious paths. Now, without interpretation or commentary, Laura’s devotional recitals bring alive the vision that the mystics speak of, deeply relevant in contemporary times.