There is probably no one more qualified to illuminate the life and work of Jalaluddin Rumi, the great thirteenth-century Sufi mystic and poet, than Andrew Harvey, who possesses the very eloquence and passion he admires in Rumi’s work. Harvey likens Rumi to Buddha, Ramakrishna, Shakespeare and Jesus Christ: “For me, I’ve come to understand the heart of Christ through the heart of Rumi; they seem to me to be linked in the enterprise of bringing all human beings into the fire of the sacred heart.” Discover the fire, the madness, the passion and the mystery that is Rumi, revived by a man born to translate his “absolutely lucid but totally molten speech of the Divine heart itself.” (hosted by Michael Toms)
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He is the Founder/Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism.
Andrew Harvey author of many books including:
- The Direct Path: Creating a Personal Journey to the Divine Using the World’s Spiritual Traditions (Broadway Books 2000)
- The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism (Hay House, August 2009)
- Teachings of Rumi (Shambhala 1999)
- Play Life More Beautifully: Conversations with Seymour (Hay House 2016)
To learn more about the work of Andrew Harvey go to www.andrewharvey.net.
Topics Explored in This Dialogue
- Why the life and work of Rumi is relevant in today’s world
- What is Rumi’s connection to the Divine
- How the teacher-student relationship can be beneficial or dangerous
- Where to find Rumi’s passion in today’s world
- What Rumi might be doing if he were alive today