The Tarot Trumps and the Holy Grail
Great Secrets of the Middle Ages
Margaret Starbird is the product of a multinational upbringing. As the child in an army family she lived in Germany. After traveling widely in Europe she studied comparative literature and European history with an emphasis on medieval studies at the University of Maryland. In 1963 and 1964 she studied on a Fulbright grant at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany.
She completed her master of arts degree at the University of Maryland and remained there to teach German language and literature until 1968.
Twenty years later she returned to the role of student at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. There she pursued the study of scripture and Judeo-Christian heritage. She has taught scripture and religious education to Roman Catholics for many years. As her interest in the feminine experience of God has grown she gives lectures and retreats centered in the call to the restoration of the Sacred Feminine in Christianity.
She has authored two previous books. The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail and The Goddess in the Gospels: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine. Both books are centered in the theme of the lost Bride in the Christian story and the medieval heresy of the Holy Grail.
Margaret is married and the mother of five children, all now grown. She and her husband, a retired army officer, live in the Pacific Northwest.