A Guide to Sacred Activism
by Andrew Harvey
In The Hope, Andrew Harvey offers not only a guide to discovering your divine purpose but also the blueprint for a better world. It consists of the necessary elements that can inspire greatness in each of us. Based on Harvey's concepts of Sacred Activism, a global initiative designed to save the world from its downward spiral of greed, pain, and self-destruction, the book is an enlightening text that reflects our world today, while in turn, shapes our future.
There are seven laws of Sacred Activism that have the potential to transform our world. Each law, in its own unique way promotes love above all other impulses. Sacred Activism is about finding gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion; it is about opening yourself up to the kindness within you, letting go of pain, and making a conscious choice to help heal the world.
Learn how to incorporate a spiritual practice into your life, transform anger into positive energy, and take part in a global community. Reclaim a world that for too long has been driven by selfishness and hatred. Discover the infinite joy of giving. Turn away from everything you have been and done and believed, and dive into the consciousness of a divine love that embraces all beings. While the future may appear bleak, The Hope provides practical advice to all those who want positive change.
"Every Age has its teachers, who keep the eternal truths alive for all of us." In the case of Andrew Harvey, the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky."
— Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles
"In his book, The Hope, A Guide To Sacred Activism, Andrew Harvey brings his usual passion and compassion to address the many crises that face us in our world. His approach is not from how to fix our problems, but from a perspective of a spiritual call to transform, personally and as a human race. In this lies his sense of hope, a belief that we are being brought to a point of rebirth into a higher order. He invites us to be spiritual warriors, to wake up to what is before us, not to stay or go to sleep, or to offer a spiritual bypass, believing it’s all in ‘god’s hands’. He believes it is ours to take responsibility for our world and to not only engage a higher consciousness but to find what is ours to do and contribute. He shares his own personal awakenings and that of his friend/teacher, Father Bede Griffiths, in becoming aware of the oneness/the unity of all life. The second half of his book, he walks us through practices that can support us on our own journeys of becoming more conscious and living from our greater selves. This is my second time through this book, and it is well worth the read."
—Review by Rev. Ruth Barnhart
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He is the Founder/Director of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Oak Park, Illinois, where he lives.