Inspired Interview: Sophy Burnham

Sophy Burnham

"When one listens to Sophy Burnham it's like a light in one's life. She is absolutely magnetic." -Marie-Monique Steckel, former President France-Telecom.

"What she has to give people comes not just from her luminous words - though her language is wonderful - but even more through the holiness of her presence, because she takes people into an experience that cannot be expressed in words but is carried somehow in her radiance." -John Sack, author

"One of the most enthralling speakers I have ever heard..." -Rod MacLeish, author and TV producer.

A seer and mystic, Sophy Burnham, award-winning playwright and author of 12 books, eight plays, and scores of articles and essays, is best known as the author of A Book of Angels - which touched millions, sparked an angel "phenomenon" of books, films, angel stores and interest around the world in the spiritual dimension. Her works have been translated into 22 languages. Her first non-fiction book, The Art Crowd, was a New York Times best-seller and changed the way people perceived the contemporary art world. Since then two other books have appeared on the New York Times and many other mainstream best-seller lists. She has written five novels and is a prolific public speaker - on subjects ranging from including angels and mysticism tocreativity and writing.

She has appeared widely on radio and television, including Larry King Live, Oprah, Good Morning America, CBS News, and many others.

As Executive Director of the John F. Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, she worked closely for five years with famed Broadway producer Roger Stevens, giving away money to theaters to produce new plays and to playwrights to write them. Active in the Washington, D. C. theater scene, her play Prometheus was produced in 2002 at the Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

That same year two new books were published: The Treasure of Montsegur, a novel about the Cathars, and The Path of Prayer -- named one of the 50 best books of the year by Spirituality and Health Magazine.

As a psychic or trance-medium, Sophy Burnham offers personal "Illuminations." She is a Reiki Master, and a Spiritual Director, with certification from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Direction in Bethesda MD.

Her book For Writers Only (which is not only for writers) is about creativity.

She is a member of the prestigious Cosmos Club of Washington, D. C., where she has served on the Library Committee, Art Committee, House Committee and most recently the Admissions Committee.

"Sophy Burnham teaches with a rare combination of sweetness and impassioned fire that make her one of my favorite speakers of all time. Her lectures are nothing less than life-changing."

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