Mae Gosaynie

Author, educator, mentor, public speaker, poet, mother, loyal friend, and Biologist

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I am a very good cook, I love to dance, I have high expectations of myself and others

What’s your greatest fear?

Radha has experienced so much and suffered so greatly, that there is nothing left that she fears.

What is your greatest achievement?

Completing my book The Reincarnation of Radha which I began writing in 2010.

High point of your life?

Meeting Sri Krishna. I used to look at the campus where we met and think how blessed all those students and professors are to have him in their midst.

Low point of your life

When my heart was broken by Sri Krishna.

Which living person do you most admire?

Anyone who loved himself/herself enough to create a blissful life.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Wonder woman

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Gollum (Lord of the Rings)

Who are your favorite authors?

Paulo Coelho, Gary Zukav

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Alchemist, The Seat of The Soul, Bhagavad Gita, The Disappearance of the Universe, Power of Thoughts

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Alchemist

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Avatar, The Proposal, Gladiator, The Sound of Music,

One Superpower you wish you had?

Snap my fingers and everyone would become conscious that they created their suffering.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

She lived her life in the service of others

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

childhood: current-Disney World, adolescent: 1977 prom night, adult life: 2007 in Sri Krishna's office, silver years: in nature

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Love myself unconditionally

Which book you wish you had written ?

Harry Potter

When and where do you write ?

I write at home during the day as I admire the beauty of nature outside my window

Silence or music?

The music of silence <3

One phrase that you use most often?

Expect nothing and you shall never be disappointed!

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

I read stories others have written about Radha-Krishna and laugh at their misguided interpretations

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Know and love your topic in depth. If love or knowledge is lacking, it will fail.

I am a Transcendental Meditator, Siddha Yogi, and a woman who has acknowledged the Divine within herself.

Mae Gosaynie is a citizen of the United States born to parents of Middle Eastern descent. She possesses two Bachelor’s degrees: One in Biology and a second in English language and literature. She has a Master’s degree or M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Differentiated Instruction. She also has a certified professional license to teach grades 6-12 and teaches Advanced Placement Biology and Human Anatomy at a High School in her home state of Michigan. She is a published author of an article entitled, “Acknowledging the Creator Within”, published in Nature of Occurrences (Thought Notebook Journal) Thought Collection Publishing (TCP), Journal Issue 3 printed December 2, 2014.

Mae’s parents belonged to a religious sect that believed in reincarnation and the suffering of the soul, so these religious and spiritual concepts were ingrained in her upbringing early on. She chose to be born to this Middle eastern family in the U.S. so that she could learn about discrimination and racial inequality.

Her education was disrupted multiple times as she was transferred from one school to another. However, all these disruptions had a purpose. They exposed her to different racial demographics as well as different religious beliefs. By the time she was an adult woman she had taken communion in a Catholic church, prayed on her knees to Allah in a Muslim mosque, chanted Wahe Guru in a Sikh temple, and also experienced the Unified Field of Consciousness through her many years of practicing Transcendental Meditation. She was initiated into the TM movement in the fall of 1994. She progressed to advanced Siddha status and Yogi flying in 2003.

Mae has three sons from a previous marriage. She lives in a humble home with her small dog and youngest son. She lives her life in an attempt to help and guide others. She spends her days writing poetry, reading, taking long nature walks, and reciting ‘Hare Krishna’.

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