Turn Me to Gold:
108 Poems of Kabir
October 1, 2018
After authoring more than 30 books, 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.
"Andrew Harvey has poured his own heart into a new translation of Kabir, and the result is pure gold. Read this, rejoice with this, share this, be redeemed."--Ken Wilber, author of The Religion of Tomorrow.
"What a treasure! Andrew Harvey's lush and lucid translations open a fresh window onto the timeless landscape of this beloved mystic. Kabir, like Harvey himself, deftly wove the majestic clarity of Islam with the devotional fire of Hinduism and catapulted beyond both religious spheres to a realm both exalted and grounded. This collection is truly alchemical: the lead of language unfolds into the gold of awakening."--Mirabai Starr, translator of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila; author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
"Like water mingling with water, Andrew Harvey mixes with Kabir and finds a new dance, new music, for all of us."--Coleman Barks, author of Rumi: The Big Red Book, The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship.
"Wonderous and profound. Andrew Harvey stands alone in his brilliance as a modern interpreter of timeless wisdom. These ecstatic re-creations of Kabir's essential poetry have the spiritual power to transport the reader directly into the Divine presence. More than a literary tour de force, Turn Me to Gold is an initiation into mystic awareness that will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you're interested in glimpsing the face of God, buy this book."--Mark Matousek, author of Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story.
"With the arrival of these astonishing poems in Turn Me to Gold: 108 Poems of Kabir, 'love's hurricane has come.' These four stunning symphonic movements are mystical warnings, meditations, incantations urging us past language, logic, delusion, and time. These poems are medicine in these terrible times of corrupt ego and lies. Read them, read them again, repeat them, practice them until the ecstasy of unknowing finally arrives."--Eve Ensler, author of The V'agina Monologues.
"Turn Me to Gold is balm for the soul. It is a mystical treasure book. Every poem is a jewel. I hope everyone reads this book."--Carolyn Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit.
"There's no more ecstatic combination than Kabir and Andrew Harvey--ecstatic in that it wakes you up, gets your blood flowing, makes your mind make big connections and your heart begin to hope. Thank you, Andrew, for bringing Kabir into the space of now with all the power that only you can bring."--Marianne Williamson, author of Tears to Triumph: Spiritual Healing for the Modern Plagues of Anxiety and Depression.
"Ever since Robert Bly introduced me to Kabir some 40 years ago, I have been a fan eagerly hunting and gathering more Kabir poems and translations to share Kabir with others. Now Andrew Harvey has brought his magic and deep mystical intelligence to choose and translate a very delicious collection of Kabir psalms. We can all rejoice to see this deeply ecumenical soul from 15th-century India shout his wisdom into our hearts in a fashion that cannot be ignored. How deeply humanity needs Kabir, whether we know it or not! Harvey's collection makes the encounter both exciting and timely!"--Matthew Fox, author of Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations.