April 29th at 11am
Activating the Sacred Feminine
Andrew Harvey is the Founder and Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization that invites concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired and effective agents of change.
Andrew was born in south India in 1952, where he lived until he was nine years old. It is this early period that he credits with shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions and providing him with a permanent and inspiring vision of a world infused with the sacred. He left India to attend private school in England and entered Oxford University in 1970.
By 1977, Harvey had become disillusioned with life at Oxford and returned to his native India, where a series of mystical experiences initiated his spiritual journey. Over the next thirty years he plunged into different mystical traditions to learn their secrets and practices. In 1978 he met a succession of Indian saints and sages and began his long study and practice of Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism.
In 2012, Andrew’s book, Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action, was published. A manifesto for the transformation of the world through the fusion of deep mystical peace with the clarity of radical wisdom, it is a wake-up call to put love and compassion to focused action. According to Andrew, we are in a global crisis reflected by a mass media addicted to violence and trivialization at a moment when what the world actually needs is profound inspiration, and a return to the heart-centered way of the Divine Feminine.