- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 1st trade pbk. ed edition (October 11, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0874779928
- ISBN-13: 978-0874779929
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, mystical scholar, seeker, and teacher. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Son of Man, The Direct Path, Hidden Journey, The Way of Passion, The Return of the Mother, and A Journey in Ladakh.
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This brings me to Andrew Harvey's SON OF MAN. If Christianity is to come alive again, it will have to be in a radically different form, and it will have to mean to us - at least emotionally - what it meant to the early Christians. Harvey treats Christianity not as THE way but as a way that works for him. Harvey infuses Christianity with passion, while in no way watering down or abandoning his remarkable intellect. With grace and lucidity Harvey links the two aspects of religion that interest me - mysticism and activism towards social justice - into natural and obvious aspects of the same reality. Harvey restores to our arid mindset a mythopoetic way of viewing reality that makes life rich and meaningful.
Central to Harvey's thought is the vision of Mary as the Mother of God. She is the divine feminine, who gives birth to Christ in the physical world. The justice and compassion of God's Kingdom is not, for Harvey, pie in the sky. It is here. It is now. It is physical. And it needs birthing. All of us are called to work for peace, justice, compassion, social equality. Read the Magnificat in the first chapter of Luke. Mary was the archetypal radical, a great champion of social justice. In the name of God, she demanded - as her divine Son would also demand - that the rich and powerful stop standing on the backs of the poor. Mary was indeed that very person who is demonized daily by Glenn Beck and company. It is largely because of Andrew Harvey that I can once again call myself a Christian.
Best part for me are the Spiritual exercises
Which are the first I've seen in any the
books I've read about the Mystical path.
is a book filled with jewels of the Christian mystical tradition. Anyone who is hungry to know the Son of Man intimately will hungrily devour this gem on the mystical Christian path as practiced by the mystical saints.
Discover deep, intimate revelations from the heart of a loving and compassionate God who hungers for his creation and runs after them with total abandonment within the pages of this book. Discover the heart of God through the lives of Christian saints who have known God as intimate lover and 'Beloved'. Saints such as Theresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Francis of Assisi, Mechthild of Magdeburg, St. Therese of Lisieux, Julian of Norwich, St. Catherine of Siena and many others who reveal glimpses of divine truth and ecstacy through their journals and writings.
In a time of stife and division, this book celebrates diversity and unity in the One. This book is not just for Christians or for those following the Western Judeo path to illumination, it is for everyone who yearns to know God intimately and to experience the beauty and depth contained in His heart of flaming love for all His creation. A must read for those who are called to be 'lovers of God.' reviewed by author: Marie Atkinson.
The path consists of three continuous/cyclical processes: birth, death, and sacrifice. This book only teachs two of the three. The author knows how to develop a "superior I", but Is limited on devolving the ego.
If your calling is for an integral self revolution then look elsewhere.