Open to the sublime love at the core of the Sufi path and discover teachings and practices that can liberate your soul through a profoundly intimate relationship with the Divine.
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 God — with ecstasy coursing through every atom of their beings. They related to the Divine as we would our most cherished lover, bequeathing to us profoundly beautiful words and stories that inspire us to lay our soul bare before God in a state of deep, ecstatic surrender.
And yet, how do we reconcile this beauty with some of the challenges we witness in modern Islam?
Many people in the modern West have inherited a deep love for Sufi poetry but harbor suspicions about the Islamic faith itself, without realizing that they are deeply intertwined.
If we are to create true peace between world religions, we need to understand the spiritual depths of Islam and its luminous gifts to the world, especially those expressed by the many Sufi teachers and masters who offer us the most accessible teachings.
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.
Not only will you shift your whole understanding of Sufism and discover the heart of this profound lineage, you’ll also understand potentially polarizing Islamic concepts such as “jihad” in a whole new way.
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 God-contact. By diving into the depths of our heart, we will see the Beloved in the eyes of all who cross our path.
In this free event, you’ll:
- Discover that the authentic “jihad” is the inner annihilation of the false self
- Develop a deeper appreciation of the Prophet Mohammed
- Recognize the centrality of the divine feminine to Islam
- See how integrating divine intelligence into how we design society can unite our spiritual ideals with societal principles
- Understand the true meaning of surrender
- Celebrate the Sufi quest for a more universal understanding that embraces all paths
If you’ve ever been thrilled at 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.
If you participate, you’ll also be the first to hear about the exciting launch of a new program with Andrew in which you can dive much deeper.
What People Are Saying About Andrew Harvey...
“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. He has defined and grounded the route, the means and the way individuals can and should respond to the chaos and rapid changes that now characterize our contemporary spiritual and cultural life. Andrew’s research reflects his superb academic background as a professor at Oxford, and his passion clearly reveals that his soul is on fire with a grace that comes from the Divine.”
— 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... is recommended for anyone who cares about the survival of their grandchildren or planet or both. Is anyone listening?”
— Reverend Matthew Fox, Author of Creation Spiritualityand Founder of Wisdom University
“Now comes a singularly courageous, charismatic individual — Andrew Harvey — with an answer to all of [our] challenges: personal transformation and empowerment through an encounter with the divine feminine. This process is not esoteric, but is entirely natural and as near as our own shadow. 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 T he Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
About Andrew Harvey:
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 Harvey 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 coauthor of the bestselling 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.