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Hidden Journey: A Spiritual Awakening

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Destined to become a classic of spiritual autobiography, Hidden Journey is a candid and beautifully written account of a rational atheist's spiritual transformation in the face of an unexpected encounter with Mother Meera, an 18-year old Indian woman, seen as the embodiment of the Divine Mother.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Penguin Books (first published January 1st 1991)
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Jean S
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
It's very hard to write about direct experience of the divine and the mystical without sounding like a madman. The things that the author reports happening to him through his relationship with the Indian avatar, Mother Meera, such as visual and auditory hallucinations, clairvoyance, and mystical union with all of creation are all pretty much standard issue for people achieving enlightenment in the Eastern tradition, and have been written about for centuries; but in the West, somebody lying on th ...more
Dec 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: spiritual seekers, goddess worshippers
another book i read at the right time in my life. this i read when i was getting into Devi, the goddess(es) in Hinduism. now my interests have changed, and i'm not that into religion anymore, so i probably wouldn't enjoy it as much. but the book is well written, honest, and a good story. also there's beautiful descriptions of scenery in India.

it's interesting to note that the guru (Mother Meera) whom Harvey worships in this book, Harvey later turned against.
George Ilsley
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, india, spiritual
Fascinating and literally incredible. Illustrates how those who have a spiritual awakening can have difficulty navigating in the mundane world -- talking to friends, or trying to go somewhere on the Metro. From another writer, I would have dismissed much of this book as bogus. From Andrew Harvey, however, this account comes with an aura of sincerity.
Anna Brown
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I recently saw Andrew Harvey on Youtube doing his Spiritual Activism series and was excited by the concept and his passion for all of us participating in this movement. Hidden Journey is the story of his open journey finding his spiritual path and the relationship he developed with Mother Meera. It's an old book but important I think, if one wants to understand Harvey's current work.
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
Truly a spiritual shift just to read. One can never be the same. I think the Divine reaches people through this book and others like it
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Interesting story
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Shelves: spirituality
Interesting to start off with but ends up very repetitive.
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Andrew Harvey is an author, religious scholar and teacher of mystic traditions, known primarily for his popular nonfiction books on spiritual or mystical themes, beginning with his 1983 A Journey in Ladakh.

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