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The way of the mystic is a path to divine union that requires no temple, no money, no guru, no priest, no system. By following it you can reveal your own sacred purpose on Earth, regardless of faith, age, sexual orientation, or gender. In The Direct Path, Andrew Harvey confronts 2,000 years of distortion about the mystical life and challenges you to begin your own personal transformation via the direct path.

In this two-session program, we learn how to free ourselves to follow this true path to the "highest temple of God" - through our bodies and their sacred life in the world. With scholarship and passion, Harvey describes the enormous sacrifices and rewards of the direct path to the divine and the traps you will inevitably face along the way. Join him to explore:

  • How mysticism can lead to escapism
  • Why our sexuality must be honored for its sacred purpose
  • The five temptations every mystic faces
  • And more

The true mystic of today, Harvey concludes, is also a "revolutionary activist" who votes and reads the paper while embracing the daily disciplines of contemplation, prayer, and service. With The Direct Path, Andrew Harvey offers a vision of a possible world that honors the divinity in every living thing while laying to rest the falsehood that the mystical life is reserved for a chosen few.

©2001 Andrew Harvey (P)2001 Andrew Harvey

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  • Michael Smith
  • 28-02-21

This is not The Direct Path (Dzochen)

1. The author has a beautiful voice and uses a lot of fancy elephant language, but the essence and practicality of what is taught and encouraged has very little to do with The Direct Path.

2.A. Namely, the author says a lot of true words about The Direct Parh when referencing the 3 stages, and in relation to the key being Love within the inner intimacy with oneself...

2.B. However this information is quickly overshadowed by a plethora of references to Tantra, which is a certain quality of love toward and between a single partner, which is not the same as the Love of the Divine Feminine; given that the required love for The Path is wholly private, and it is NOT interpersonal.

3. In reference to the first meditative practice mentioned herein, the first is a visualization, an imagined fantasy that does nothing for becoming directly acquainted with The True Divine Feminine, which is not a thought, but a Feeling, a pure feeling.

Such fictitious imaginings may illicit a pleasant emotional response by your body-mind in the moment, but I can assure you that such fleeting emotions are like icebergs in the ocean; and they fade as soon as your focus returns to everyday life.

Test what I say and see for yourself.

The Truth is not in the mind or of the mind, but before the mind, in the presence of Nothing, there is a Feeling to it, and if one were to sit in it and surrender; one would be left will an encompassing feeling of ease, calm, peace, love or joy, depending on which level of consciousness you are currently at in your personal practice of Surrender.

Next to this, the only thing you need to do in daily life is to surrender ever more thoroughly so that THAT feeling remains in your conscious awareness 24/7; but again, this us not something you do, or practice, but something that you orient all of your other practices towards embracing the recognition of intuition in all facets of your daily life.

The author's practices are at best useless and at worse, Satanic.

4.A. In reference to the second meditation on the prayer by that "saint". Contemplating certain aspects of the prayer may invoke certain feelings and even beneficial behavioral changes in it, however; who or what are you praying to, "The Master," ?

Not once was The Father-God referenced in the prayer because this is not a God-Born prayer, but a Luciferian perversion of the utmost cleverness.

4.B. "Mother" Teresa was NO saint. She was and has always been a pawn of the demonic agenda of the roman catholic church. Do your own research. The chick was pure evil.

5. As a whole, the best information is what I referenced in 2.A but the rest of the book was a painful listen; To hear so much Truth (at first) and then to see it twisted in all of the right places while never actually referencing ANY specific aspect of The Direct Path (Dzochen) is more evidence of how deceitful this book truly is.

6. In conclusion, the author is a brilliant wordsmith, but The Truth is not cleaver or fancy, but blunt and obvious, requiring a subtraction of what a person thinks, believes and entertains with their imagination;

The Direct Path is NOT one more encouragement of something else to do and add to your life on a daily basis.

And if you browse around for the Dzochen audiobooks, you will see a DIRECT and CLEAR contrast the the blasphemous material herein, that is simply posing as The Direct Path.

I encourage all readers to browse around before fully committing to this perverse and distracting practice.

The Truth is within you.

And this man does not know it, or worship it.


6.B. The only people that will be drawn to this BS are the ones that are already on their way to being damned; for if even a sliver of the Holy Spirit exists in you, you will completely resonate with my interpretation of the author's perverse rendition on the wholesome traditions in which he referenced; and more importantly, you will go checkout the actual audio books written by real Dzochen Masters...not this wolf posing as a sheep.





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  • jbay99
  • 26-08-16

Andrew is my direct path!

This man is amazing!! He tells it how it is, eloquently and beautifully. I love his ideas and concepts on spiritualism and prayer. I enjoy his thought process of the holy divine! Nice book!

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  • Lisa M. Morris
  • 26-08-20

Perfect

I enjoyed this immensely. He’s an important teacher on many levels. Catch him on other titles with Dr. Caroline Myss!

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 08-09-19

A wonderful self help, self discovery guide.

I feel that all of us are seeking something out of life. Most of us feel that we were put on this earth for some purpose. Andrew Harvey speaks out of his own personal experience to explain what he feels we are all seeking. His words ring true to my life and my experiences. His knowledge has helped me tremendously. I recommend that you listen to this audiobook because I believe it will ring true for 90% of us.

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  • Dondon Atayde
  • 27-08-18

Short and sweet

Andrew Harvey brilliantly maps out the mystical journey, shows you what to expect, what you will confront, what you might become, what are the pitfalls. The path seems daunting but challenging