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 By Kabir. Born in India and deeply influenced by its mystic traditions, Andrew became enraptured not only with the exquisite spiritual illumination he discovered in Kabir, but the poet’s grounding relevance to our troubled times. “Unlike Rumi,” writes Harvey, “Kabir is the tough, no-nonsense peasant who makes things real and bladed and right without any adornment. He is the master of laser-like clarity, simplicity, directness, passion and strength, and this laser-like purity and refusal to buy into any kind of illusion is exactly what spiritual seekers need amid our devastating global crisis.”
Mere consciousness is not enough, says Harvey. Written in the form of a symphony of four movements, Turn Me To Gold is both beautiful and blazing. The origin of the title Turn Me To Gold is a statement by Kabir that one drop of Divine love can turn you to gold. What Andrew and Kabir mean by “gold” is someone who is fully embodied—not just inspired in the mind but who experiences God in the body, in the cells. The birth that is trying to take place on our planet, Harvey insists, is not one of people just becoming conscious of the Divine, but who have integrated and embodied the Divine. Kabir then, is the supreme guide for allowing ourselves to be “turned to gold.”
Embellished by extraordinary, edgy photographs by Brett Hurd, illustrating the Divinity of ordinary life, this book reveals our capacity to be turned to gold if we are willing to reject the madness of all fundamentalisms and engage in the arduous work of transformation. It compels us to move beyond mere mystical ecstasy into the death and rebirth that joyously await us on the journey.
Into the Heart of Bali
Come into the heart of Bali and discover your inner mystic, with one of the greatest mystics of our time. Bali is now considered the new India . In India they are Hindu but most do not practice daily, in Bali they are not Hindu but practice Hindu customs daily.
Shiva Dancing: Sacred South India with Andrew Harvey In Search of Original Wisdom
I want to personally invite you to join me on this once in a lifetime pilgrimage into the heart of mystical South India! We will explore the great temple sites and spiritual power places on this magical journey in the footsteps of the great mystics Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo and Father Bede Griffiths, whose lives were dedicated to and paved the way for the birth of the divine human. I will share with you the teachings and initiations for your own internal transformation and to spread the revolution of the divine human across the world. Please join me!
Namibia with Andrew Harvey in 2019 – JOIN US!
I want to invite you personally, on what I believe will be the soul adventure of a lifetime- a pilgrimage into the wild primordial heart of Namibia. Namibia has been for me, a major revelation in my life. I knew that it would be when I first started looking at a book of photographs of the Namib desert in Johannesburg Airport. Something happened in that crowded bookshop that awoke a thirst I did not know I had for wilderness, for emptiness, for the great luminous silences of rock and in the months that followed I circled Namibia in reading piles of books, in dreams and in a sense of growing awe. I knew I had to go myself, alone, and so I went last Christmas for 10 days of revelation on every level.
The School of Sacred Warriorship
Joining Linda Tucker and Andrew Harvey in Timbavati South Africa for Sacred Warriorship School. Andrew and Linda will fuse their visions of Sacred Activism and Lion Shamanism to offer an 8-day initiatory retreat focused on Sacred Warriorship in the modern-day world. Leading conservationist and author of Mystery of the White Lions, Linda Tucker will share her unique knowledge and first hand experience of the legendary white lions of Timbavati, revealing their divine message of courage, love, truth and enlightenment. She will lead participants through shamanic exercises that can enable all to connect with the inspiring message of the lions, empowering us at our highest level of awareness, as well as equipping us to take on the challenges of our everyday life.