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ISBN:
1585421790
Author:
Andrew Harvey
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
TarcherPerigee; 1st edition (October 14, 2002)
Pages:
320 pages
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Andrew Harvey tells the story of his Dark Night of the Soul with such clarity and honesty

Andrew Harvey tells the story of his Dark Night of the Soul with such clarity and honesty. This is a beautiful and gut-wrenching love story about two men who love other and more than anything else in their lives, the Divine Mother. It was so riveting that I couldn't stop reading and will definitely read it again. But I say this is a strange book not for these reasons.

The Sun at Midnight book. Andrew Harvey's celebrated book Hidden Journey chronicled the Oxford scholar's departure from the materialistic doctrine of Western academia to his embrace of mystical Christianity.

Andrew Harvey's celebrated book Hidden Journey chronicled the Oxford scholar's departure from the . In truth, there are no words for this spiritual experience.

Andrew Harvey's celebrated book Hidden Journey chronicled the Oxford scholar's departure from the materialistic doctrine of Western academia to his embrace o. . The necessary break with his spiritual teacher left Andrew's heart torn wide open, and as love for his teacher leaked out it was replaced by Love from the Divine Feminine who claims him for Her own and who gifts Andrew with compassionate spiritual leadership.

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, and spiritual teacher. He was born in South India in 1952, moved to England at age nine, and later attended Oxford University, where in 1973 he became a Fellow of All Souls College. Harvey was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic and has appeared in several others, including Rumi Turning Ecstatic, The Return of Rumi, The Consciousness of the Christ, and a documentary on the life and work of Marion Woodman. His own 90-minute documentary Sacred Activism was produced by the Hartley Film Foundation in 2005.

Andrew Harvey (born 1952) is a British author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known primarily for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical . The Sun at Midnight: A Memoir of the Dark Night, 2002.

Andrew Harvey (born 1952) is a British author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known primarily for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical themes, beginning with his 1983 A Journey in Ladakh. He is the author of over 30 books, including, The Hope, A Guide to Sacred Activism, The Direct Path, the critically acclaimed Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, The Return of the Mother and Son of Man. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary "The Making of a Modern Mystic" and is the founder of the. Sacred Activism movement.

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The author describes his break with his guru, his battle with depression, and his struggle to come to grips with his previous spiritual life, which leads to a realization of the power of love and his direct relationship with the Divine.
  • fire dancer
As another reviewer said, the introduction, on the stages the soul must go through on the way to union with God, is excellent, one of the clearest expositions on the Dark Night of the Soul I've ever read. The Dark Night is not just depression, and it is not something that can be avoided or an unfortunate turn of events. It is the proximate cause of fuller awakening, the process through which the already-spiritualized ego now comes apart, to allow something better to take its place.
But the story that follows does not qualify as a true Dark Night, though it was certainly painful and humiliating. The evidence that it is not the death of Harvey's ego is the self-absorbed story of his love for Eryk Hanut. Yes, it is amazing to fall in love. And yes, sex with someone you love deeply is awesome. But graphic descriptions of homosexual love are not to everyone's taste (nor would equally graphic descriptions of heeterosexual love seem called for). And the idea that your love and marriage is a Tantric revelation that is part of God's plan to save the planet is, well, it is ego-inflation, not ego-death.
The level of detail here is amazing--every twitch, every conversation, every up and down of the roller-coaster ride of a new love affair, every anxiety attack, every act of vomiting, every kiss--it seems like both spiritual and sexual exhibitionism.
If it's true that those who say don't know and those who know don't say, then this book says far too much.
I like Harvey, and I am reading his other books, and there is a certain fascination in this close observation of himself. But I don't think it is a sign of healthy transcendance of the ego-self. (Leaving Mother Meera, though, probably was a wise step. And his warnings about the danger of gurus and the possibility that spiritual powers possessed by humans may be driven by evil is also worth thinking about.)
  • Ubranzac
This book is an inspiration to anyone who seeks to discover the Divine within. Andrew Harvey tells the story of his Dark Night of the Soul with such clarity and honesty. This is a beautiful and gut-wrenching love story about two men who love other and more than anything else in their lives, the Divine Mother. It was so riveting that I couldn't stop reading and will definitely read it again. What an inspiration!
  • Dainris
amazing book! thank you Andrew.
  • Goltigor
excellent
  • Beardana
Great price!
  • Voodoosida
Brilliant!
  • Rainpick
DO I BELIEVE HIM? I DON.T KNOW..TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY...DON'T INCLUDE ALL GURU'S BECAUSE YOU HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE, ANDREW...
This is a strange book, I have to say. I know little of Andrew Harvey except that he is an English mystic and very involved in organizing people to change consciousness to save the earth from environmental destruction. But this book is about an earlier period in his life. He had been a follower of a woman called Mother Meera for fifteen years and had a falling out with her when she told him that she wanted him to stop being gay and marry a woman! Andrew, at this time, had just found the love of his life, whom he was not about to dump, but even if he had not, such advice was totally outrageous to him. After all, he'd always been out: Meera had known he was gay from the beginning and he had brought many of his gay brothers to her. But now she was receiving letters from other believers who told her she had to do something about someone so prominent in her organization being gay.

Partly, this book is a testament to how we deceive ourselves when we want to believe something badly enough. Harvey kept construing what Meera was saying as some kind of test, or imagining he'd misunderstood - anything but that she really did not accept his sexual orientation, and therefore did not accept him. But in the end, he had to accept it.

Meera did not take well to his apostasy. Harvey's book recounts many threats against him and his partner - including threats on their lives - by those who could not countenance his departure from Meera. He was also defamed, with many believers stating that what he claimed Meera said about homosexuality was nonsense, and that the conversations he had with her had never happened.

The book is subtitled "A Memoir of the Dark Night," because, in the end, Harvey is forced to confront the ways he brought what happened to him onto himself, the ways he had colluded and compromised in order to make a reputation for himself.

But I say this is a strange book not for these reasons. There is something incredibly New Age about it - and so, for me, anyway, it is hard to swallow. Harvey has rejected Meera, but he still worships The Mother, the "true" Mother, which is the female spirit in all religions, as far as I can tell. He calls on supernatural explanations for much of what happens to him and his partner, all the way from believing that Meera put a curse on him to believing that good spirits will banish her evil in the end. It's all a bit much. I wasn't there - I have no idea what really happened - and my sense is that Harvey is telling the truth basically. But -

I also found the dialogue contrived. I know that no one writing a memoir of events that took place a decade or more prior to the writing is going to remember the conversations verbatim, and I'm sure that Harvey was much more interested in the substance than in authentic-sounding dialogue, but it would be nice to be able to believe that his interlocutors actually used the words they did and I couldn't. A more mundane quibble is that the book is poorly edited. There are numerous errors that some line editor should have fixed - surprising because the publisher is a major one.