Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed author, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. Andrew is considered a Christian mystic whose spiritual path led him to explore Eastern traditions, translate and immerse himself in the study of the great Islamic poet Rumi. He has also taught at Hobart College, Cornell University, Oxford University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has written more than thirty books of non-fiction, fiction, biography and poetry, The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism; Return of the Mother, The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi; and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, co-authored with Sogyal Rinposche. The most recent is Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action.

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

In 2012, Andrew's latest book, Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action, was published by North Atlantic Books. This culmination of Andrew Harvey's life's work bridges the great divide between spiritual resignation and engaged spiritual activism. A manifesto for the transformation of the world through the fusion of deep mystical peace with the clarity of radical wisdom, it is a wake-up call to put love and compassion to urgent, focused action. According to Harvey, we are in a massive global crisis reflected by a mass media addicted to violence and trivialization at a moment when what the world actually needs is profound inspiration, a return to the heart-centered way of the Divine Feminine, the words of the mystics throughout the ages, and the cultivation of the nonviolent philosophies of Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Dalai Lama.

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