PT6/ Andrew Harvey: The Seven Laws of Sacred Activism

PT6 The Seven Laws of Sacred Activism—Andrew Harvey It has become increasingly clear that only Sacred Activism—the fusion of the deepest mystical knowledge, peace, strength, and stamina with calm, focused, and radical action in every arena of society, culture, economics, and politics—can be of help in our growing world crisis. Neither a purely “spiritual” nor simply “activist” approach can solve our enormous problems. The core teachings of all the major mystical paths make it clear that there is within human beings an enormous unused reservoir of pure divine power, the pure power of sacred wisdom consciousness, passion, and compassion—the power of what Jesus called the kingdom of heaven, and of what in Hinduism is known as bliss-consciousness. These core teachings also reveal that if we can learn how to use this power—or rather how to let it use us as its luminous instruments—we will harness the “energies of love” and discover for ourselves how a clear, focused, purified, divine passion devoted to transformative action on all levels can birth a new world. Andrew Harvey was the youngest person ever awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College at Oxford University. He is the author of The Direct Path, Son of Man, The Return of the Mother, and Sun at Midnight. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic and is Professor of Sacred Activism at Wisdom University.