Michaela M. OEzelsel was born in Germany. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina, and Ph.D. from the Goethe Institute, Frankfurt.
"This is a superb book. I felt as if I were with zelsel in her cell throughout the forty days, journeying with her doubts, cries, and torment in not knowing what was happening in the world outside while feeling the compassionate words of Rumi, Ibn 'Arabi, and the Qur'an."--Bob Banner, Gnosis magazine