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Andrew Harvey

Born in South India in 1952, Andrew Harvey studied at Oxford University and became the youngest person ever awarded a fellowship to the prestigious All Souls College. He has devoted the past twenty-five years of his life to studying the world's various mystical traditions, living in London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco, and teaching at Oxford, Cornell, and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the author of over thirty books, and coauthored the bestselling Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

The Direct Path

In the eloquently written The Direct Path (review or buy), renowned religious scholar Andrew Harvey builds on his twenty-five-year study of the world's various mystical traditions -- including Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Sufism, the Kabbalah, and Christian mysticism -- to create an illuminating spiritual map that anyone can use to develop a direct path to the divine.  Drawing on mystical traditions from around the world, Harvey outlines eighteen sacred practices, including prayer, meditation, and the practice of lovingkindness.