Mother Clare Watts is codirector of an esoteric branch of Christian mysticism called the Order of Christ/Sophia, also known as the Centers of Light. She is also an ordained priest and master teacher in the order. She founded the Boston Center of Light and is currently helping to develop a retreat and conference center in Colorado. Prior to her full-time engagement with the order, Mother Clare worked as a psychotherapist, with a focus on Jungian analysis, and as a certified midwife, a profession she practiced for eighteen years. She is the author of Giving Birth To God: A Woman’s Path to Enlightenment, a chronicle of her life as a spiritual seeker, and the mother of four grown children.