Synopses & Reviews
The act of prayer has been recognized—by sages and skeptics alike—as a powerful way to enact positive physical, spiritual, and emotional change. Prayer has the power to take us beyond the rational mind, opening our hearts and engaging our souls. It brings us peace and health. Its aim is to uplift our spirits and bring us closer to the divine. In Light the Flame, teacher and poet Andrew Harvey has gathered the 365 prayers that have most influenced his life, offering us a daily reminder of the sacred. Drawing insights from around the world, across religions, and an array of disciplines, Harvey provides inspiration from great spiritual minds like Rumi and Thomas Merton, activists like César Chávez and Mother Teresa, and philosophers like Nietzsche and Voltaire—plus he includes some of his own works. With themes that range from love and loss to unity and transformation, this luminous book will capture your imagination and nourish your soul.
In this collection of 365 prayers, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey shares the illuminating and soul-awakening power of the written word. In this deeply inspirational gift book, he offers readers a daily reminder of the sacred quality and preciousness of life. Each day, there’s a chance to explore both modern and classic works, whose wisdom is simple yet timeless. Themes include love, despair, loss, unity, and transformation. This luminous book will capture your imagination, nourish your soul, and lift your spirit.
About the Author
is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books—including the best-selling titles The Hope
and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
. He 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 United States. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism.