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Join Rev. Maggie on her radio show, “Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul,” on Unity Online Radio, where episodes are archived. You can access previous shows through iTunes.

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon

Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, M.A., is an ordained Unity minister, spiritual director, workshop and retreat facilitator, and author of eight books: Prayers for Healing (Conari Press, 1997); The Way We Pray: Prayer Practices from Around the World (Conari Press, 2001); A String and a Prayer: How to Make and Use Prayer Beads (co-author; Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002); One God, Shared Hope (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2003); Prayers for Hope and Comfort (Conari Press, 2008); Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation (Viva Editions, 2013);  Crafting Gratitude: Creating and Celebrating Our Blessings with Hands and Heart (Viva Editions, 2017); and her latest, Crafting Love (Viva Editions, 2018). Crafting Calm was named one of the “50 Best Spiritual Books of 2013” by Spirituality and Practice; and Spirituality and Health magazine named it as one of the “Top 5 Favorites to Quiet the Mind.” More recently, Crafting Gratitude was named one of the “50 Best Spiritual Books of 2017” by Spirituality and Practice.

In 2000, Rev. Maggie founded The New Story, a coaching and consulting business focused on helping people create deeper meaning in their lives.

The former editor of three national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Rev. Maggie also served as Director of Marketing for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Her writing has appeared in publications including Utne Reader and Beliefnet.com; and her work has been featured in publications ranging from the Miami Herald to Spirituality and Health magazine. She has taught workshops at venues including California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health and Healing and Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.

In addition to being a certified life coach, Rev. Maggie completed the three-year training program of the Spiritual Directors Institute at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California. A graduate of Smith College, Rev. Maggie additionally holds an M.A. degree in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University. Ordained as a Unity minister in 2014, she also graduated from Manhattan’s One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2010.

Rev. Maggie has had the honor of serving as the spiritual leader of Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco since January 2010. She has also been the host of an hourlong, weekly radio show on Unity.fm, “Creative Spirit” which you will find archived on their website. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and teenage daughter.

To learn more about her work:

Rev. Maggie Oman ShannonArts & Crafts as Meditation
Rev. Maggie, author of the new book Crafting Calm, is interviewed for a feature in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the article here.

What’s in Your Spiritual Toolbox?
What’s in your spiritual toolbox? Whatever it is can help you “move from the house of fear to the house of love,” Rev. Maggie writes in The Huffington Post. Read her column here.

Interviews on Unity.FM
Janet Conner, host of “The Soul-Directed Life” at Unity Online Radio, interviewed Rev. Maggie about the soul’s call to purpose. Listen to the interview.

Rev. Maggie discussed her new book on Paul John Roach’s “World Spirituality.” Listen to the interview.

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