In the rapturous lines of a Rumi or Hafiz poem, we discover intimate, sublime and passionate descriptions of spiritual awakening.
These Sufi mystics were “drunk” on the wine of the Beloved — with ecstasy coursing through every cell of their bodies.
They related to the Divine as we would our most cherished lover, sharing their profound devotion with beautiful words and stories that inspire us to lay our soul bare before God.
Many people in the modern West have inherited a deep love for Sufi poetry, but harbor suspicions about the Islamic faith itself, especially with the challenges faced by modern Islam.
Yet, the Islamic faith and Sufism are deeply intertwined and offer powerful teachings that can catalyze deep spiritual insights and ecstatic states.
In Discovering the Sufi Way of the Beloved, mystic scholar Andrew Harvey will bring you into the inmost heart of Sufism to receive the blessing — and experience the initiatory power — of this sacred lineage.
He’ll take you into the hidden chambers of your heart, chambers deeply explored by these mystical “friends” who beckon you into the fire of life-transforming grace.
If you’ve ever been curious about the fierce, noble and tender power of the Sufi path, Andrew Harvey is an ideal guide who can bring it vividly to life. He’s not only a scholar of many major faiths, he’s been a long-time student, translator and initiate of Sufi lineages.
The power at the heart of this path is too precious for sincere seekers to overlook. Sufism offers a depth charge that can explode your heart into new delights and awaken the ecstasy that is a hallmark of an intimate relationship with the Divine.
Sufis are skilled at removing long-held illusions that prevent us from awakening to the bliss of true experiential contact with God. By diving into the depths of our heart, we’ll see the Beloved in the eyes of all who cross our path.
In this heart-opening free event, you’ll:
If you’ve ever been thrilled by the love-drenched words of a Rumi poem, this is the event for you, one in which your natural mystical devotion is given free rein.
And now — more than ever — If we are to create true peace between world religions, we need to understand the spiritual depths of Sufism and its luminous gifts to the world, especially those expressed by the many Sufi teachers and masters who offer us the most accessible teachings.
If you participate, you’ll also be the first to hear about the exciting launch of a virtual program with Andrew in which you can dive much deeper into this ecstatic surrender and embrace of the Divine.
Every age has its teachers who keep the eternal truths alive for all of us. And when a generation is very, very lucky, it encounters a teacher so illumined that the words he delivers must be illumined as well. In the case of Andrew Harvey, the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky.
— Marianne Williamson, Author of Everyday Grace
Andrew is a genius and an inspired visionary who has the ability to interpret the meaning and significance of the chaos and patterns of change that are redirecting the compass of our contemporary culture.
— Caroline Myss, Author of Anatomy of the Spiritand Sacred Contracts
Using humor, passion and analysis, Andrew Harvey challenges us to wake up and get up off of our couches to become the spiritual activists we all can be. A powerful, provocative, prophetic appeal to sanity and activism for our apocalyptic times.
— Reverend Matthew Fox, Author of Creation Spiritualityand founder of Wisdom University
[Andrew] Harvey’s sacred activism is a corrective to the doomsayers and do-nothings who are part of our problems. He is a modern version of a fiery, Old-Testament prophet whose words were ignored at great peril. We must attend to Andrew Harvey’s message. Not only will it help us humans regain our sanity, it just might save our skins.
— Larry Dossey, MD, Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability.
Andrew has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, The California Institute of Integral Studies and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the U.S. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary, The Making of a Modern Mystic, and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Jesus for A New Humanity. He is co-author of the bestseller, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and has worked with the great Iranian Sufi dancer, Banafsheh Sayyad, in producing a film, In the Fire of Grace, which marries Sufi-inspired dances to the stages of Rumi’s understanding of the path of Divine Love.
He has written and edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.