Juliet Rabia Gentile (MA, Sarah Lawrence College) is a historian of women’s history, writer, Sufi adept and performance artist. Juliet founded The Source, a holistic co-living space and spiritual sanctuary located in Woodstock, NY in early 2018.
In her life as a Sufi practitioner, she is a spiritual representative of Shaykha Fariha Fatima of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi lineage, based in Tribeca and has led Sufi prayer ceremonies throughout New York at venues including the U.N. General Assembly, Riverside Church, Barnard College, Cathedral St. John the Divine, New York Open Center, Omega Institute, Union Theological, Auburn Seminary and One Spirit Learning Alliance. She teaches Sufi whirling (Sema), chanting and frame drumming both privately and in groups in NYC.
She shares her love of music as a vocalist and percussionist in several ensembles including Persian Music Ensemble, American Sufi Project, Brooklyn Raga Massive and The New York Arabic Orchestra. She is a student of astrology in the Nightlight School of Astrology, and has studied various spiritual healing techniques over the last decade, including as an apprentice in the Southern Italian healing dance and drumming tradition of the Tarantella with her teacher Alessandra Belloni. Her writing life began with a degree from the New School University and continued at UCLA, leading her to write Warriors of Love (forthcoming), a memoir about her experiences as an American woman and Sufi practitioner in Turkey and India, as well as the development of two TV pilots including a VR experience/drama about an all female hacker collective building a matriarchal society based on blockchain technology and an anthology series looking at the lives of powerful women from the past.