Andrew Harvey was born and raised as a young child in South India, a period he credits with shaping his vision of the inner unity of all religions. At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded the Fellow of All Souls College, England''s highest academic honor. Disillusioned with life at Oxford University in England, he returned to India to begin his spiritual search in 1977. He has since lived in London, Paris, New York and San Francisco, studying a variety of religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Harvey has written and edited over 30 books of non-fiction, fiction, biography and poetry such as well-known titles: Return of the Mother, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Dialogues with a Modern Mystic, The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, and Hidden Journey. He has written for publications such as The New York Times Book Review, Yoga Journal and Body Mind Spirit. He has taught at Oxford, Cornell, Hobart, California Institute of Integral Studies and William Smith College, and was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary "The Making of a Mystic." For more information on Andrew Harvey, visit: www.AndrewHarvey.net.