Cleo McNelly Kearns works in the fields of comparative religion, continental philosophy and cultural theory. She has published widely in journals in religious studies, theology and literature, most recently on Christian and western understandings of Hinduism, and she is the author of two books, T.S. Eliot and Indic Traditions and The Virgin Mary, Monotheism and Sacrifice. She is currently doing research on indigenous shamanism and its global revival. She also does counseling, ceremonial, and healing work. Cleo lives in West Fairlee, Vermont and is a Visiting Scholar at Dartmouth College.