Twenty years after she introduced a new generation to A Course in Miracles in her bestselling book, A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson is still taking on the world—with a renewed call to political activism.
S&H: You were sort of like a poster child for the New Age, but you seem to have gone through a transformation over time. Is that fair to say?
Marianne Williamson: Not really. I wrote a book, published in 1998, called The Healing of America [about spiritually motivated activism], and I founded an organization called Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program for homebound people with AIDS back in the ’80s. So I have always been very involved with social and political activism.
Many of us feel that our social and political activism is rooted in our spiritual principles. So for me it’s not really a transformation at all. I am pretty much who I have always been, but you know, other people see through whatever filters they would see.
So I have been filtering?Even terms like New Age—it’s a caricature that marginalizes you, it’s a way to minimize you, it’s a way to imply your work is l …