Lori J. Swick is a professor of religion and philosophy. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion  from California Institute of Integral Studies, with a concentration in Women’s Spirituality and specializations in Women in Religion and Women’s Sacred Arts. She earned a Master’s Degree at the University of Notre Dame in Systematic Theology. She is a published novelist and poet. Her latest book, Dreaming ~ The Sacred Art, was released in Spring, 2014. Lori also leads women’s Marian retreats, seminars, and webinars.