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.

Blog Categories

The Ratings

There are thousands of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and finding 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. I also offer practical tips from others who’ve been there, done that.

The Research

It’s a great time to be a mystic. So many teachers, so many books. Here, exactly what it sounds like: lists of the spirituality books I love, plus notes on many of them. An extensive, ongoing collection.

The Results

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

The Rest

Over the years, I’ve written a lot of random stuff on my blog. But most of the posts in this category are personal observations on the challenges and contradictions in the life of a modern-day mystic, plus book announcements and other author updates.