Welcome

Welcome to the official website of author Mollie Player, featuring her blog, The Ordinary Mystic, her book list and more.

Player writes about all kinds of stuff, mostly spirituality. Her goal: to help ordinary people like her overcome depression forever. Her plan: to read as many helpful books as she can, then test their advice—and pass along everything she learns.

Learn along with her at her blog, The Ordinary Mystic. No spam, no sharing of your personal information–just one of the best New Age blogs on the Internet.

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Which Spiritual Practices are Best for Overcoming Depression?

There are thousands of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Only one blog talks about whether or not they work. Here, I test the advice of well-known spiritual teachers, describing (and rating!) my results.

What Advice Do Mystics Give for Dealing with Depression?

When it comes to depression, good advice is often underrated and tough questions are often overlooked. Here, interviews with New Age authors and other mystics offering practical, been-there-done-that tips on spiritual practice, depression and more.

Which New Age Books Can Help Me Overcome Depression?

It’s a great time to be a mystic. So many teachers, so many books. Here, comprehensive lists of the best New Age spirituality books for overcoming depression, organized by category. Each book is rated on a scale of 1-10 for effectiveness. An extensive, ongoing project.

Is It Truly Possible to Overcome Depression through Spiritual Practice?

It worked for them. Maybe it’ll work for you, too. Here, true stories of people who’ve achieved their goals through spiritual practice, including some who have overcome depression.

What Else Interests You, Mollie Player?

The answer to that question is: a lot. Over the years, I’ve written a good deal of random stuff on my blog, including: personal observations on motherhood, spirituality, dieting, home organization and more; non-mystical nonfiction book recommendations; and book announcements and other author updates.