Hidden Journey: A Spiritual Awakening [NOOK Book]

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An account of one man's spiritual transformation - offering an understanding of the evolution and, ultimately, the nature of consciousness, that has implications for all

At 25, Andrew Harvey abandoned a brilliant career at Oxford to return to his native India. A rationalist atheist, he raised every possible argument against the existence of another reality and watched each dissolve in the face of extraordinary mystical experiences. ...

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Hidden Journey: A Spiritual Awakening

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Overview

An account of one man's spiritual transformation - offering an understanding of the evolution and, ultimately, the nature of consciousness, that has implications for all

At 25, Andrew Harvey abandoned a brilliant career at Oxford to return to his native India. A rationalist atheist, he raised every possible argument against the existence of another reality and watched each dissolve in the face of extraordinary mystical experiences. Here is the story of his spiritual transformation.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Harvey, an Anglo-Indian novelist and poet, expands on the spiritual transformation that he described in part in Journey in Ladakh. Beginning in 1978 when he first met Meera, the Indian woman who would be his Master, Harvey who at the time was teaching literature in England and the U.S., struggled for-- and against-- enlightenment for nine years. With other disciples he followed Meera, who he came to see as Ma, the Divine Mother. In India and then in Germany, under her guidance he confronted his confused sexuality, his attachment to intellect and reason, his pride and his fears-- and then he surrendered to the power of Divine Love to which she as avatar led him. Harvey directly and convincingly describes his visions and spiritual experiences, which are in the tradition of Eastern mystics such as Aurobindo and Western mystics such as Juliana of Norwich and John of the Cross. His account suggests that in the course of his efforts he indeed surpassed the limitations of Selfhood that impose the greatest obstacles on people's lives. His precise, passionately told story will touch skeptics as well as seekers. Apr.
Library Journal
Harvey's astonishing journey will make readers envious. Born in India and abandoned by his mother at six, Harvey was sent to boarding schools in India and England. His experience as an Anglo-Indian living in Great Britain reinforced his need for spiritual growth. On one of his frequent trips back to India he met a mysterious 17-year-old girl, Mother Meera ``Ma''. Harvey chronicles his growing dissatisfaction with Western philosophy after that event and describes his alternating states of bliss, terror, confusion, and understanding as he slowly moves toward enlightenment. Eventually he sees Ma's true identity: that of an avatar, or goddess incarnate, whose purpose is to encourage human and planetary healing. Readers will connect to his experience and realize the immense amount of sacrifice necessary for enlightenment. Exquisitely written, deeply moving, and highly recommended.-- Kevin M. Roddy, Oakland P.L., Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780281957
  • Publisher: Watkins Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/14/2011
  • Series: Watkins Spiritual Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,255,431
  • File size: 499 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Harvey is a poet, writer, translator, filmmaker and teacher, and the author or editor of more than 30 books. He was born in 1952 in South India, where he lived until the age of nine, when he was sent to England to be educated. He attended Oxford University and, at the age of twenty-one, became the youngest Fellow of All Soul's College in its history. In 1977 he returned to India and immersed himself in its culture, philosophy and spirituality. He has since travelled widely and now lives in Nevada. His most famous book is A Journey in Ladakh.
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