Andrew Harvey is a distinguished spiritual teacher, mystical scholar, Rumi translator, poet, novelist, writer, and one of the pioneers of what he calls “sacred activism.” He is founder of the School of Sacred Activism, which is part of The Center for Spiritual Democracy.
Harvey is the author of more than 30 books, including the critically acclaimed Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, as well as Teachings of Rumi, Journey to Ladakh, The Return of the Mother, Son of Man, The Direct Path, and coauthor of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
Born in south India in 1952, Harvey studied at Oxford University and became a Fellow of All Soul’s College in 1973. As a spiritual teacher and mystical scholar he has devoted much of his life to studying the world’s various mystical traditions, including intensive study of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sufi mysticism, while living in India as well as London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco. Harvey, an acclaimed spiritual teacher and mystical scholar, has taught at Oxford University, Cornell, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality.
What People are Saying About Andrew Harvey
“As a fellow Sacred Activist, I support and applaud the dedication of Andrew Harvey to bridge the gap between spirituality and activism.”
—Deepak Chopra, author of Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul
“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 A Return to Love
“Andrew [Harvey] is a spiritual, intellectual, and cultural mystic whose passion is to awaken people to a new and essential empowerment in this world: sacred activism.”
—Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit