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.
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.
Andrew’s Latest Book: Savage Grace
In the boldest and most daring book either author has ever written, Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker confront us with the life and death reality of the global crisis and the fact that four crucial strategies must be employed not only to survive the dark night, but to inhabit our bodies and our lives with passionate authenticity, honesty, vigilance, community, compassion, and service. These strategies are Reconnection, Resistance, Resilience, and Regeneration. Deep and unprecedented reconnection with self, others, and Earth must be our mission, regardless of the outcome. Distinguishing between “problems” which have solutions and “predicaments” which can only be responded to, Harvey and Baker articulate precisely how we have arrived at this unprecedented juncture and offer strategies of resistance against the fundamental enemies of humanity and the Earth. Such a response demands of us something far deeper than what conventional religions and visions of activism call for–nothing less than living and acting from the Sacred Self, both without illusion and totally committed to compassion and justice even, if necessary, in hopeless situations.
With Trump, it’s as if the Titanic has hit the iceberg. We are the passengers. The only question before us, and before the whole world, is how we stop the ripping of our hull. The original Titanic sunk due to human arrogance. There is still time for us to save ourselves with the power of humility, resistance and renewal. This book offers a compelling and profound pathway for human survival after hitting the iceberg.