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Andrew Harvey at the Theosophical Society in America (2 events)

Dear Friends,

Please join me for the following two events at the Theosophical Society in America in Wheaton, IL in September.

Turned to Gold: The Divine Poetry of Kabir
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.

Kabir is India’s most famous and beloved poet, eclipsing even Rumi. His fierce, clear, wild, ecstatic songs provide exquisite spiritual illumination coupled with a grounding relevance to our troubled times. Turn Me to Gold, the title of Andrew Harvey’s newest book, is taken from a line by Kabir that just one drop of divine love can turn you to gold. To be “gold” is to be fully embodied—experiencing God not only in the mind, but also in the body, in the cells. Our planet is trying to birth a new consciousness of the Divine, insists Harvey, not only from those who are becoming conscious of it, but those who have integrated and embodied it as well. Kabir, then, is the supreme guide for allowing ourselves to be “turned to gold.”

There will be a book signing after the lecture.

TS Members: free • Nonmembers: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Register here

You can also join Andrew Harvey on Saturday, September 21 for his workshop Divine Love: Rumi and Kabir.

Divine Love: Rumi and Kabir
Saturday, September 21, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If Rumi is the great prophet of love, Kabir is the fierce and sublime prophet of truth. Rumi can be fierce, but leads with refined ecstatic tenderness, while Kabir can be tender, but leads with a breathtaking ferocity that aims to murder the ego and incinerate injustice and illusion. Rumi is the supreme aristocrat of poetry; Kabir speaks in the raw stark realism of a peasant who knows the horror of poverty.

Our current time requires a simple, naked, unflinchingly fierce voice, and that voice is Kabir. It is as though Rumi flooded us with tender fire to prepare us to be scorched in Kabir’s loving flames, resurrecting us in our essential divine nature. Kabir is the master of clarity, simplicity, directness, passion, and strength, and this laser-like purity and refusal to buy into any kind of illusion is exactly what spiritual seekers need amid our devastating global crisis. The workshop will introduce you to Kabir’s most important poems and three life-changing practices from the core of the Hindu and Sufi tradition, and be interspersed with deep sharing between those who participate and Andrew in the glorious field opened up by Kabir’s words.

TS Members: $60 • Nonmembers: $70  $80 at the door

Register here

You can also join Andrew Harvey on Thursday, September 19 for his talk Turned to Gold: The Divine Poetry of Kabir.


September 19, 2019
September 21, 2019
Theosophical Society in America
Wheaton IL
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