With Founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism
Andrew Harvey
and Interspiritual Author, Speaker, Retreat Leader, and Translator of the Mystics
Mirabai Starr

 
 

 

 

Learn about an unprecedented opportunity to join an immersive mysticism certification program with world-renowned mystic scholars… and be initiated into a profound and luminous transfiguration to embody your highest potential and activate sacred change in the world.

 

The call for us to step fully into our most awakened and wisest selves has never been more insistent.

We’re in an “age of collapse”... the environment, human relations, and our health are all breaking down, and there is a dire need — perhaps more than ever before —  to birth a newly awakened humanity out of the ashes of the old and regenerate ourselves. 

One of the most potent paths to this necessary awakening, transformation, and rebirth is the way of the mystic.

A mystic is someone who experiences a direct connection with the Divine, beyond dogma and without intermediaries. When you embrace and embody the mystic that you are in your essence — an original blessing we all hold — you open to Divine Consciousness, which reveals your innate oneness with all that is. 

Your essential mystical being is infinite, spacious awareness, saturated with divine love and rooted in divine wisdom. It is a deep source of nourishment and support in a deteriorating world, the touchstone you can always turn to, no matter what's happening.

It is only through your connection with this awareness and the reality that emanates from it that you can unveil and embody your true essence

And it is from this eternal core that we can draw the groundedness and resilience that can help us cultivate the clarity, compassion, vision, and inner strength necessary to transform ourselves and help catalyze the healing, revitalizing rebirth our world so desperately needs.

That’s why it is with great excitement that we announce an unprecedented opportunity for you to be expertly guided and lovingly initiated in the way of the mystic.

For the first time ever, The Shift Network is offering a Year-Long Certification Program in Living the Way of the Mystic taught by two of the world’s most beloved and renowned mystic scholars, Andrew Harvey and Mirabai Starr.

This sweeping, interspiritual quest, covering mystical traditions from around the world, has been designed with great care to initiate you into these traditions’ most inspiring truths, to offer you their most transformative practices, and to open you to a profound, life-changing process that will help you embody your divine truth in your life and work. 

The mystical path invites you into a radical discovery of your essential Divine Consciousness, a passionate activation of your mystical heart, and a commitment to embody both. 

Andrew and Mirabai believe that the truth of our time is the return of the Divine Feminine in all Her glory. To live a rich and fulfilling life, we must gain an understanding of the new Divine Feminine and her dynamic transformative powers.

When you live the way of the mystic, your deepened connection to the Divine and your own truth will leave you more grounded, loving, compassionate, resilient, generous, creative, and joyful.

For now, we’re cordially inviting you to attend a free 60-minute event where Andrew and Mirabai will introduce you to the most important elements of this groundbreaking year-long journey… sharing with you what you can expect and how your participation promises to transform you and those around you, in ways you might not yet be able to imagine.

Why Is the Way of the Mystic Such a Powerful Path for Personal & Global Evolution?

To rise to the call of the mystic within opens you to an abundantly rich spiritual, personal, and vocational life

It connects you deeply to the unconditional love and wisdom of the Motherhood of God, helps you unveil and embody, ever more deeply, your authentic divine self, and awakens you to the sacredness in all of life — in the joyous, challenging, and even the most mundane moments. 

When you wholly commit to your mystical self, you uncover the courage to navigate all of life’s difficulties; the vast capacity to live more passionately, creatively, and fully; and the clarity and vital energy to step into what is yours to do... for your own evolution and that of your community and the greater world.

On the path of the mystic you naturally become a change agent for others through your example, as your consistent and deepening connection to the Divine helps you cultivate groundedness, open-heartedness, and resilience. 

When you choose this powerful path, you open to a profound awakening to the dynamic, hopeful nature of evolutionary mysticism.  

As the Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo said, “Humanity is an unfinished adventure.” He knew that our tumultuous times shape the birth canal of a new embodied divine humanity. To take the path of a mystic in this time is to join joyfully in this demanding, soul-nourishing adventure.

 

In this 60-minute free online event, you’ll:

 
  • Be lovingly guided through an opening presence practice 
  • Discover what it means to live the way of the mystic
  • Learn how certification in the year-long program is different from other certifications
  • Be presented with the knowledge you need to determine why you’d want to be part of an unprecedented, immersive program to rebirth yourself and our world
  • Hear the call for a commitment to transform and serve others through the profound teachings of mystical traditions from across the globe  

You’ll also discover the life-changing benefits you’ll receive in the year-long certification program, including:

  • Authentic, sacred, and intimate transmissions of the teachings from the major mystical traditions 
  • Expert guidance through 3 levels of experiential learning — embodiment, transfiguration, and sacred activism
  • Deep immersion in the art, music, writings, history, and poetry of beloved mystics from across time and the world
  • Bimonthly integration sessions, small group cohorts, and a supportive, compassionate virtual community of like-minded seekers
  • Wisdom from renowned guest faculty — including Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Matthew Fox, Krishna Das, Banafsheh Sayyad, Chloë Goodchild, Alexander Shaia, Dorothy Walters, Cynthia Jurs, Adam Bucko, Robert Ellsberg, Dana Sawyer, James Finley, Jamal Rahman, Zuleikha, Sean Murphy, Andrea Menard, Taj Inayat, Greta Ronningen, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Jenny Bird, Melanie DeMore, Gina Breedlove, Ondrea Levine, Anita Rodriguez, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Nina Rao, Bayo Akomolafe, Ilia Delio, Brie Stoner, Tirzah Firestone, Anne Lamott, Ruth Cunningham, and Joan Chittister
  • And much more…
 
 

During the hour, you will also meet Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares, Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International, who will serve as Lead Spiritual Guide for the certification program’s small cohort groups. He will expertly and lovingly shepherd the leaders of these Attunement Groups, which add a powerful deepening element to the year-long offerings.

When you walk away from this inspirational 60 minutes with Andrew and Mirabai, you’ll have a whole new willingness to dive more deeply into the core of your being and ignite the Divine Consciousness that resides there…

... and to, through the sacred, transformative teachings of ancient and modern-day mystics, unveil and embody your truest self, as you experience profound practices and a life-changing transfiguration to rebirth yourself and our world.

 

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What People Are Saying About Andrew Harvey...

 
“... the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky.”

Every age has its teachers who keep the eternal truths alive for all of us. And when a generation is very, very lucky, it encounters a teacher so illumined that the words he delivers must be illumined as well. In the case of Andrew Harvey, the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky.
— Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace

 
“A powerful, provocative, prophetic appeal to sanity...”

Using humor, passion, and analysis, Andrew Harvey challenges us to wake up and get up off of our couches to become the spiritual activists we all can be. A powerful, provocative, prophetic appeal to sanity and activism for our apocalyptic times.
— Matthew Fox, author of Creation Spirituality and founder of Wisdom University

 
“Andrew gives us a clarion call to go beyond admiration to activation...”

When the heart explodes in conscious oneness with the Beloved, what remains is a burning desire to be a servant to the One that enlivens all sentient beings, every speck of space. Andrew gives us a clarion call to go beyond admiration to activation of that same capacity within our own hearts so that we too may become a beneficial presence on the planet.
— Michael B. Beckwith, author and founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center

 
“... it just might save our skins.”

[Andrew] Harvey’s Sacred Activism is a corrective to the doomsayers and do-nothings who are part of our problems. He is a modern version of a fiery Old Testament prophet whose words were ignored at great peril. We must attend to Andrew Harvey’s message. Not only will it help us humans regain our sanity, it just might save our skins.
— Larry Dossey, MD, author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

 
“Andrew is a genius and an inspired visionary...”

Andrew is a genius and an inspired visionary who has the ability to interpret the meaning and significance of the chaos and patterns of change that are redirecting the compass of our contemporary culture.
— Caroline Myss, author of Intimate Conversations with the Divine and Anatomy of the Spirit

 
 

What People Are Saying About Mirabai Star...

“Mirabai will help open up your heart to love.”

Ever since I met her when she was a teenager at the Lama Foundation, Mirabai Starr has been absorbed in the teachings of the great mystic saints, especially the women. Like her namesake, the poet-saint Mirabai, she brings to her work an intense love of God and a passion for the Beloved. My Guru said, “Love is the best medicine.” Mirabai will help open up your heart to love.
— Ram Dass, spiritual teacher, psychologist, and author of Be Here Now

 
“Mirabai is blessed with the capacity to inspire others...”

It’s with great pleasure and delight that I endorse the work of Mirabai Starr, who I find to be a soul companion as well as a professional colleague. In addition to being a gifted author, Mirabai is blessed with the capacity to inspire others with her wisdom and understanding of mystical theology. I referred to her translations of Teresa of Ávila’s great masterpiece, The Interior Castle, while writing my own book, Entering the Castle, because of the excellence of her work. Mirabai is a rare jewel.
— Caroline Myss, author of Intimate Conversations with the Divine and Anatomy of the Spirit

 
“... brings understanding, and especially compassionate wisdom.”

I have been present during Mirabai Starr’s classes at the University of New Mexico in Taos, on both philosophy and the theologies of the major world religions. One would expect from such a background that she has gathered and synthesized a dazzling amount of knowledge, but in addition she brings understanding, and especially compassionate wisdom. These are godsent gifts that are simply given to her. Her life experiences of suffering and love pour into the cup of different levels of understanding which she offers so generously as a teacher, lecturer, writer, and guest speaker. I’m enriched and honored by her friendship.
Fr. William Hart McNichols, iconographer and Roman Catholic priest

 
“Mirabai Starr possesses passionate eloquence...”

Mirabai Starr possesses passionate eloquence when speaking about mysticism, making the ineffable tangible and real as eating delicious food that’s good for you.
— Jenny Bird, singer-songwriter

 
“... a gentle dynamite for opening and awakening.”

Mirabai’s words point toward the ineffable. She has an outstanding gift for language, plus penetrating insight, married to a heart of authentic compassion. Combined, the result is a gentle dynamite for opening and awakening.
— Sara Morgan, psychotherapist and spiritual guide

 
 

About Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker, and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability.

Andrew has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the U.S. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic, and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Christ for a New Humanity.

He is co-author of the bestselling The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and has worked with the great Iranian Sufi dancer Banafsheh Sayyad in producing a film, In the Fire of Grace, which marries Sufi-inspired dances to the stages of Rumi’s understanding of the path of divine love. He has written or edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.

 

About Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative nonfiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and interspiritual dialogue. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.

Mirabai’s newest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the Best Books of 2019 by Spirituality & Practice. It’s essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.

Mirabai has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of John of the Cross’ Dark Night of the Soul and Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle. She is author of the poetry collection Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration with iconographer William Hart McNichols, and the award-winning book God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The transparency of her journey through grief in her memoir Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation is a gift to those who are struggling with unimaginable loss.

Mirabai was named one of 2020’s 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine.

 

About Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares

Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares is the Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International (SDI), a motivational speaker, a Zen priest and spiritual director/companion, and a global executive manager with a varied career as a journalist, a scholar, a corporate leader, an entrepreneur, a large event planner and director, and a nonprofit expert.

Seifu led Microsoft’s International Strategic Partner Program as Senior Director for 12 years, started two nonprofits (the Preeclampsia Foundation and the Compassionate Action Network), and now runs a third, SDI. He has also organized major international conferences, helped promising inventors value and sell their patents, co-founded a management consulting and international services firm, and now advises individuals and groups on how to implement meaningful and lasting changes, leading to lives aligned with ultimate meaning and purpose.

Rev. Seifu knows how to transform big ideas into practical realities as a social entrepreneur, spiritual companion, and thought leader. He combines best practices from a wide array of fields, from the world of business to shared learnings and mystical insights gleaned from the world’s major religious traditions and spiritual orientations, all filtered through a prism and commitment to practical compassionate action.

 
 
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