This book is based on a belief we both fiercely share: That we are not separate from the Divine, not separate from other humans, and are inextricably interconnected with the Earth community, with a responsibility to protect and to live in humble and grateful harmony with the whole of creation.
Turn Me to Gold:
108 Poems of Kabir
October 1, 2018
Andrew Harvey, Rumi scholar, mystic, and founder of Sacred Activism, is releasing what may be his consummate work, Turn Me to Gold: 108 Poems of Kabir, embellished with extraordinary photographs of India by Brett Hurd. Unlike Rumi, writes Harvey, Kabir is the tough, no-nonsense peasant...the master of laser-like clarity, simplicity, directness, passion, and strength...exactly what spiritual seekers need amid our devastating global crisis.
Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe
August 31, 2017
A powerful manual for a spiritual revolution! Read it, pray it, reflect on it, and then start acting on it...because the future of the world depends on it.
—Adam Bucko, co-author of Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism
Relationships: Passion, Authenticity, and Activism
February 14, 2017
In this profoundly uplifting book, authors and sacred activists Andrew Harvey and Chris Saade call us to the next paradigm in human relations: love connections that are solidly grounded in individual authenticity, and passionately focused on service and solidarity. Rather than limiting their gaze to each other, partners are invited to take their focus outward, channeling their energies toward those causes that both unite them and transform the world we live in.
Return to Joy
October 13, 2016
Return to Joy is a compelling and potent invitation to the reader to consider that joy is the ultimate nature of reality and that its absence lies at the root of the current, unprecedented global crisis. In this book, Andrew and Carolyn mine the mystical wisdom of the ages that places joy at the core of our existence and purpose as a species, moving forward to consider in depth the myriad enemies of joy in our time. As we tend the fires of joy, we celebrate its seven flames and nurture its ubiquitous presence whether in the background or the foreground of our lives.
Light the Flame:
365 Days of Prayer
November 11, 2013
The act of prayer has been recognized—by sages and skeptics alike—as a powerful way to enact positive physical, spiritual, and emotional change. Prayer has the power to take us beyond the rational mind, opening our hearts and engaging our souls. It brings us peace and health. Its aim is to uplift our spirits and bring us closer to the divine. In Light the Flame, teacher and poet Andrew Harvey has gathered the 365 prayers that have most influenced his life, offering us a daily reminder of the sacred.
Play Life More Beautifully:
Conversations with Seymour
February 23, 2016
It started with a dinner party. When 86-year-old pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein met Ethan Hawke, international film star, the two quickly discovered they shared a common malady: stage fright. Based on his familiarity with nervousness prior to concerts, Seymour was able to provide Ethan with invaluable insight and advice. That was the beginning of a deep friendship.
The Direct Path:
Creating a Personal Journey to the Divine Using the World's Spiritual Traditions
March 20, 2001
Today more Americans than ever consider themselves to be "spiritual" people, and yet attendance at religious institutions is down, perhaps because many of us are searching for a way to encounter the divine on our own terms. In this groundbreaking, eloquently written work, renowned religious scholar Andrew Harvey builds on his twenty-five-year study of the world’s various mystical traditions, from Buddhism to the Kabbalah, to create an illuminating spiritual map that anyone can use to develop a direct path to the divine without relying on churches, gurus, or other intermediaries.
Son of Man:
The Mystical Path to Christ
October 11, 1999
"Galvanizing, beautifully written . . . a powerful expression of faith in the transforming power of Christ's love."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)Son of Man is Andrew Harvey's most basic statement on Christ, and it has already become a treasured work to readers interested in Christian mysticism. For the first time in any of his books, Harvey provides spiritual exercises--centuries-old rites previously available only to a few--that allow the reader direct experience with the mystical Christ.
Sun at Midnight:
A Memoir of the Dark Night
October 14, 2002
The author describes his break with his guru, his battle with depression, and his struggle to come to grips with his previous spiritual life, which leads to a realization of the power of love and his direct relationship with the Divine
Daily Meditations, Readings, and Revelations
October 1, 1996
A modern mystic and an accomplished photographer, both acolytes of the Sacred Feminine, combine their talents in a rapturous celebration of Mary. Each day of the year is highlighted by a reading adapted by Harvey from the visionary words of Mary's devotees throughout history and the revelations of the Virgin Mother herself, as she has appeared in modern times at La Salette, Medjugorge, Banneux. Each month is introduced by a meditative practice of theme, drawn by Harvey from the contemplative traditions of the world. Hanut's moving images and a stunning two-color design make this book a joy for gift giving.
Light Upon Light:
Inspirations from Rumi
March 13, 1996
Mystical scholar Andrew Harvey offers fresh interpretations of more than 250 selections from Rumi's major works. The works of Sufi mystic and poet Jalad-ud-Din Rumi have been revered in the East for centuries. Now, Western seekers and lovers of poetry are discovering Rumi in unprecedented numbers. Harvey uses these poems, quotations, and parables from Rumi's major works, the Discourses, the Diwan, the Mathnawi, the Odes, and the Rubiyat, as well as excerpts from his letters to re-create the stages of the spiritual journey into Love. Anyone interested in spirituality will find Light Upon Light a rich source of guidance, encouragement, and profound inspiration.
Teachings of the Christian Mystics
December 16, 1997
The Christian mystics are the treasure of Western civilization—yet they remain little known among those of us who are potentially their spiritual heirs. Andrew Harvey's anthology confronts us with the mystics in their own words, to show us how well they serve, even now, as guides for the spiritual life—and to challenge our preconceived ideas about the path of Christianity. He has chosen selections that represent all eras of the Christian tradition, as well as the amazing range of people who have embodied it, people like Francis of Assisi, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, Bede Griffiths, and many others.
Teachings of Rumi
July 6, 1999
Jelalludin Rumi (1207-1273) led the quiet life of an Islamic teacher in the central Anatolia (modern Turkey) until the age of thirty-seven, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabriz—through whom he encountered the Divine Presence in a way that utterly transformed him. The result of this epiphany was the greatest body of mystical poetry the world has ever seen, and the establishment of a spiritual movement that would eventually stretch from Africa to China, enduring to our own day.
Perfume of the Desert:
Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom
April 1, 1999
Renowned for his inspiring interpretations of world spiritual traditions, celebrated modern mystic Andrew Harvey teams with photographer Eryk Hanut to create a stunning book of readings drawn from Sufi mysticism. Teaching stories, prophetic sayings, folk tales and jests, Hanut's evocative photographs, and Harvey's breathtaking translations of the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, Kabir, and others make this little book an inspirational and artistic treasure.
Return of the Mother
December 28, 2000
Here is Andrew Harvey's most complete statement on Mary and his vision of the Divine Mother as both a social and spiritual revolutionary."Perhaps the most radical aspect of Harvey's message is also the simplest:
"Only the transforming power of love can make the salvation of the human race possible." -Common Boundary
The Way of Passion:
A Celebration of Rumi
December 28, 2000
A powerful interpretation of Rumi and his message of divine love and union. The Way of Passion, a penetrating antidote to today's spiritual crises, presents Rumi's magnificent visions of spiritual surrender and mystical union.
A Journey in Ladakh:
Encounters with Buddhism
April 20, 2000
Now considered a classic among readers interested in Tibetan Buddhism and pilgrimages of the spirit of all kinds, A Journey in Ladakh is Andrew Harvey's spiritual travelogue of his arduous journey to one of the most remote parts of the world--the highest, least populated region in India, cut off by snow for six months each year. Buddhists have meditated in the mountains of Ladakh since three centuries before Christ, and it is there that the purest form of Tibetan Buddhism is still practiced today.
The Divine Feminine:
Exploring The Feminine Face of God Around The World
November 1, 1996
A collection of readings is drawn from a wide range of religious traditions--including Greek, Egyptian, Judaic, Islamic, Christian, Taoist, Buddhist, and others--and explores the feminine image of the divine. IP.
May 1, 1986
Charles, and English writer living in Paris, reads his newest novel, based on his own affair with a married man, to Adolphe, a successful film director
April 1, 1987
The travels of three friends--Adolphe, Charles, and Anna--weave a web that brings them closer than they ever imagined
The Tibetan Book fo Living and Dying:
The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition
June 26, 2012
A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, “The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,” this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, “I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.”
The Mystic Vision:
Daily Encounters With the Divine
September 1, 1995
Offers 365 texts for daily contemplation of the mystic experience, from religious traditions throughout the world
A Spiritual Awakening
April 1, 1992
At 25, Andrew Harvey abandoned a brilliant career at Oxford to return to his native India. A rationalist atheist, he raised every possible argument against the existence of another reality and watched each dissolve in the face of extraordinary mystical experiences. Here is the story of his spiritual transformation.
The Essential Gay MysticsThe Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller: 20th Anniversary Edition
January 1, 1998
From Sappho and Michelangelo to Hart Crane and Audre Lorde, sixty gay mystics are discussed.
The Essential Mystics:
Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions
March 21, 1997
From the celebrated scholar and lecturer Andrew Harvey, a fascinating and inspiring introduction to the essential texts and themes of the great mystics.
Not merely a feast of the greatest and wisest mystical revelations, ‘The Essential Mystics’ is…
Teachings of the Hindu Mystics
December 26, 2001
This anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including extracts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of this anthology makes it a marvelous introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with the genre.
Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action
October 23, 2012
This culmination of award-winning author 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.
A Guide to Sacred Activism
September 15, 2009
In The Hope, Andrew Harvey offers not only a guide to discovering your divine purpose but also the blueprint for a better world. It consists of the necessary elements that can inspire greatness in each of us. Based on Harvey’s concepts of Sacred Activism, a global initiative designed to save the world from its downward spiral of greed, pain, and self-destruction, the book is an enlightening text that reflects our world today, while in turn, shapes our future.
The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism
May 4, 2010
***WINNER, 2010 Spirituality & Practice Best Spiritual Book Award – Yoga
In Heart Yoga, renowned spiritual writer and Sacred Activist Andrew Harvey and longtime yoga teacher Karuna Erickson present a vision of hatha yoga practice that links ancient spiritual traditions to contemporary life. Including excerpts of poetic sacred writing from mystical sages through the ages, the book reminds readers that the purpose of yoga is not to improve one's physical health or even to achieve peace of mind (although these results may be achieved along the way), but to reach a state of unity with the divine, the goal of mystics from all traditions. With detailed descriptions and photographs of fifty yoga poses and their alchemical effects on the body and consciousness, Heart Yoga presents yoga as a simple meditative practice that enables the practitioner to dwell in the heart and experience the bliss of union with the sacred power underlying all of life. The book explains how to prepare for Heart Yoga and describes the “Five Great Joys” that are part of the path. Included are the authors' own compelling stories of their individual journeys along the path of yoga: stories of suffering, transcendence, and joy that both inspire and enlighten.