Dorothy C. Buck


Dorothy C. Buck's own spiritual quest led her from many years as a Classical Ballet performer and teacher to Carmelite spirituality. After writing The Dance of Life in 1987 her interest in spirituality and psychology led to a Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from Boston University and an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Emmanuel College with further training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. Along with her private practice as a licensed mental health practitioner and Pastoral Counselor in Somerville, MA she continues to give lectures and publish articles and books on spirituality and inter religious dialogue. She is an active member of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF), co-ordinates Pilgrimages to the Holy Land and facilitates a monthly Muslim and Christian Interfaith prayer gathering inspired by the spirituality of Louis Massignon’s Badaliya. She is on the Board of Directors of L'Association des Amis de Louis Massignon in Paris. Her book, Dialogues with Saints and Mystics: In the Spirit of Louis Massignon was published in 2002.