The Direct Path: Creating a Journey to the Divine Using the World's Mystical Traditions
This book describes a landmark stage in Andrew Harvey's powerful spiritual journey. After a series of direct mystical experiences, a spiritual ... Show synopsis This book describes a landmark stage in Andrew Harvey's powerful spiritual journey. After a series of direct mystical experiences, a spiritual awakening with his guru Mother Meera (as described in his earlier book Hidden Journey) and his revelatory encounter with the great Tibetan mystic Thuksey Rinpoche in Ladakh, Harvey began the next stage of his journey: a period of intense mystical searching in many of the world's major mystical traditions. But his conclusion after years of seeking for the truth is that none of the traditional ways of reaching God, via religions or various gurus, can or do succeed. The Direct Path - direct contact with the supreme being - is not only desirable, it is essential for the future of mankind. Harvey contends that it will only be when large numbers of the human race claim their own divine humanity and act from it that we will be able to preserve the environment and see that justice is done to the poor, the starving and the downtrodden. This is Christ's real teaching and it was also the basic tenet of the ancient shamanic cultures, of early Buddhism and of Hinduism - and most of the schools of Judaism stressed the necessity of communicating with the divine directly. Andrew Harvey shows readers how to use meditations, rituals, prayers, mantras and mystical passages - as well as dancing - in their search for fulfilment.