Dorothy C. Buck, PhD

Profile:

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 published in 1987 by Paragon House in NYC 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. She has a private practice as a licensed mental health practitioner and Pastoral Counselor in Davis Square, Somerville, MA. Her interest in the three Abrahamic traditions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism has led her to publish many articles and books on Inter-faith topics and to establish networks of prayer groups, such as the modern revival of the Badaliya. Along with chapters in two other books, her articles have appeared in Dance Magazine, Living Prayer, SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, The Quest and in The National Catholic Reporter. Her book, Dialogues with Saints and Mystics: in the Spirit of Louis Massignon was published by KNP Publications in 2002.

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Talks:

  1. The Theme of "Le Point Vierge" in the Writings of Louis Massignon
    Notre Dame University, October 2-5, 1997
    Full text of the talk

  2. The Challenge of Muslim Christian Dialogue
    St. Paul's Church, Cambridge, MA, December 8, 2006
    Full text of the talk

  3. Muhammad, The Prophet of Islam
    Boston Dialog Foundation, April 1, 2007
    Full text of the talk

  4. Jalal-u’ddin Rumi (1207 -1273)
    M.I.T.Rumi Club, December 10, 2007
    Full text of the talk

  5. The influence of Islam on the conversion of three great Christians
    Louis Massignon, Blessed Charles de Foucauld, and St. Francis of Assisi
    St. Paul's Church, Cambridge, MA, May 18, 2008
    Full text of the talk

Books and book chapters:

  1. Dialogues with Saints and Mystics: In the Spirit of Louis Massignon 2002 Khaniqahi Nimatullahi Publications, New York/London About the book

  2. "Le thème du point Vierge dans les écrits de Louis Massignon" in Louis Massigon au coeur de notre temps 1999, edited by Jacques Keryell , éditions Karhala, Normandie, France More about this article

  3. "Raoul" in The Patient's Voice: Experiences of Illness 1997 edited by Jeanine Young-Mason, Ed D, RN,CS,FAAN, F.A.Davis Company, Philadelphia Printed in Japan 2001.

  4. The Journey of the Swan Maiden: A Verse Narrative Re-telling of an Ancient Myth 1990 Boston University (Unpublished)

  5. The Dance of Life 1987 Paragon House, New York City About the book

Articles:

  1. Substitutionary Prayer and the Stigmata of Saint Francis of Assisi in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Summer/Autumn 2010, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  2. Reflections on the Psycho-Spiritual Journey and the Self: In the Light of Christ in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Winter, 2006-7, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  3. Prophets for Our Tme: Are We Listening? an edited version appeared in The Catholic Worker, August-September, 2005 as "For the Well Being of All" More about this article

  4. A Shared Muslim-Christian Pilgrimage in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Spring, 2005, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  5. The Badaliya prays for and with Muslims, in National Catholic Reporter, December 17, 2004. More about the Badaliya

  6. Louis Massignon and Mariam Baouardi (Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified), a Palestinian Saint for Our Time in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Summer, 2004, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  7. A Model of Hope: Louis Massignon's Badaliya in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Autumn 2003, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article, More about the Badaliya

  8. Voicing the Inexpressible: The Virgin Heart of Christian/Islamic Dialogue in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Autumn 1998, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  9. Saint Joan and the Virgin Heart in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Autumn 1997, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  10. The Nativity: A Conversion of Heart in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Autumn 1996, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  11. The Heart of the Soul in The Quest, Summer 1996,Theosophical Society in America. More about this article

  12. Mary and the Virgin Heart: A Reflection on the Writings of Louis Massignon and Hallaj Part II The Visitation, in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Winter 1995-1996 Khaniqahi Nimatullahi, London. More about this article

  13. Mary and the Virgin Heart: A Reflection on the Writings of Louis Massignon and Hallaj Part I in SUFI: A Journal of Sufism, Winter 1994-1995, Khaniqahi Nimatullahi,London. More about this article

  14. A Journey into Spiritual Movement in Prayer in Living Prayer Sept. - Oct.1986