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Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action Paperback – October 23, 2012
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“It is not often that one individual responds to the yearnings of a generation the way that Andrew Harvey responds to the times in which we live. His piercing intellect and enormous heart bring together an understanding of our age as well a non-violent strategy for addressing its challenges. His Institute for Sacred Activism is one of the most hopeful and powerful resources at our disposal for turning the frustration and despair of millions into a wave of positivity. Harvey’s work stands out as beacon of hope to whoever longs for a more beautiful, just, and peaceful world.”
—Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles
“Andrew Harvey 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 is a spiritual, intellectual, and cultural mystic whose passion is to awaken people to a new and essential empowerment in this world: Sacred Activism. … 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 Spirit and Sacred Contracts
“Radical Passion is both a trip and a pilgrimage, a deep journey of stories, conversations, interviews, and reflections on and with such notable spiritual figures as the Dali Lama, Fr. Bede Griffiths, Rilke, Rumi, and Hermann Hesse. Harvey brings alive good news about how to wake up and shape up before we destroy ourselves and the planet. Filled with wisdom and joy, reality and pain, critical analysis and practical tools, this book is sure to enrich and inspire all who enter its field.”
—Matthew Fox, theologian and author of Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Christian Mystics, The Pope's War, and Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times
About the Author
The author of more than two dozen books, Andrew Harvey began his study and practice of Hinduism in 1978 after meeting a succession of Indian saints and sages. He has studied with masters such as Thuksey Rinpoche and Father Bede Griffiths for more than 30 years. Harvey was awarded the Christmas Humphrey prize for A Journey in Ladakh, the Humanities Team Award (an award previously received by Desmond Tutu) for his 2010 body of work, and a Nautilus Award for his book The Hope:A Guide to Sacred Activism. He is founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism.
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The Founding Father of "Sacred Activism," Andrew Harvey is one of the most powerful voices in our midst. These seven chapters are presented as aspects of sacred love in 550-plus pages of captivating revelry. If new to the brilliant heart-mind of Harvey's work (one of the greatest mystics of our time) you'll find a treasure chest of inspiring stories, conversations and authentic "wake up!" calls to sacred action. I particularly enjoyed his cutting-edge discussion of The "Golden" Shadow. Any book of Harvey's is quality; he's a poetic gem -- a writer for my Soul.
This multi-faceted journey is a must-read for serious advocates of change, individually and collectively.