Andrew Harvey writes: 'I feel I have been waiting all my life to write this book, that it will represent the culmination and consummation of twenty-five years of seeking and inner experience and practice in many of the mystical systems of the world, and that there could not be a more important book for the contemporary seeker. As the times become more and more difficult and challenging, and the bankruptcy of all the inherited religions and mystical transmission systems becomes more and more starkly apparent, nothing is more essential, I believe, than to give people everywhere assurance and confidence that a direct approach to the Divine is possible; that anyone with good will, an open heart, and a commitment to serious, humble practice can attain it; and that this direct contact can work in very powerful transformative ways to change completely, over time, the quality, direction and inner meaning of one's life.'
The Direct Path is a major work by an author hugely respected, not only for the quality of his writing, but also for his ability to put across profound ideas in an astonishingly accessible way. Full of concrete practices, and rich in mystical feeling, this is a book which we are proud to be publishing on the Rider list, and one which will backlist for many years to come.
Andrew Harvey, born in Coimbatore, South India, is a high-profile poet, writer, translator, filmmaker and teacher, and the author or editor of more than 30 books, including A Journey in Ladakh and Hidden Journey. Educated at Oxford University, he became the youngest Fellow of All Soul's College in its history. For the last 20 years he has travelled widely, living in India, London, Paris, New York and San Francisco - teaching at university level and writing.
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Description du livre Ebury Press, 2009. Paperback. État : Brand New. 304 pages. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk1846042054