After authoring more than 30 books, Andrew Harvey, Rumi scholar, mystic, and founder of Sacred Activism, is releasing what may be his consummate work, Turn Me to Gold: 108 Poems of Kabir, embellished with extraordinary photographs of India by Brett Hurd. Unlike Rumi, writes Harvey, Kabir is the tough, no-nonsense peasant…the master of laser-like clarity, simplicity, directness, passion, and strength…exactly what spiritual seekers need amid our devastating global crisis.
“Andrew Harvey has poured his own heart into a new translation of Kabir, and the result is pure gold. Read this, rejoice with this, share this, be redeemed.”–Ken Wilber, author of The Religion of Tomorrow.
“What a treasure! Andrew Harvey’s lush and lucid translations open a fresh window onto the timeless landscape of this beloved mystic. Kabir, like Harvey himself, deftly wove the majestic clarity of Islam with the devotional fire of Hinduism and catapulted beyond both religious spheres to a realm both exalted and grounded. This collection is truly alchemical: the lead of language unfolds into the gold of awakening.”–Mirabai Starr, translator of John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila; author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
“Like water mingling with water, Andrew Harvey mixes with Kabir and finds a new dance, new music, for all of us.”–Coleman Barks, author of Rumi: The Big Red Book, The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love and Friendship.
“Wonderous and profound. Andrew Harvey stands alone in his brilliance as a modern interpreter of timeless wisdom. These ecstatic re-creations of Kabir’s essential poetry have the spiritual power to transport the reader directly into the Divine presence. More than a literary tour de force, Turn Me to Gold is an initiation into mystic awareness that will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you’re interested in glimpsing the face of God, buy this book.”–Mark Matousek, author of Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story.