Most of us have very little time in our workaday worlds to consider the marvels of mysticism, paradox, the oneness of all things, and the joy that comes from surrender to the Divine. Fortunately, there are some people who remind us of this task. Protestant minister and author Frederick Buechner has noted:
"In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints."
Down through the ages, saints, sages, and holy rebels have encouraged us to open our hearts and minds to the exhilarations of the spiritual path.
On this wild and enlightening Audio Learning Course, bestselling authors Caroline Myss (Anatomy of the Spirit, Invisible Acts of Power) and Andrew Harvey (The Essential Mystics, The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism) introduce us to saints, mystics, and "holy change agents" who have many surprises in store for us on these nine CDs lasting ten hours and fourteen minutes. These two seasoned spiritual writers and teachers are excellent artists of this medium and they often feed off each other's insights and enthusiasm.
Caroline Myss jump-starts this Sounds True Audio Learning Course with a segment titled "The Phenomenon of Divine Rebellion," where she talks about yearning, the presence of the Divine, and the role of love in this process.
Andrew Harvey picks up the pace with his high-energy presentation of sacred activism as the mission of divine rebels, who are to be found in art, science, and culture as well as in religion. What they share, according to Harvey, is passion as "the supreme elixir."
After Harvey pays tribute to Mother Mary and her grace, Myss probes the Madonna Archetype with an assessment of the myth of Mary and a look at her rebellion of love.
Sessions four and five are very heavy with Myss examining the Dark Night of the Soul and Harvey following with a delineation of five crucifixions. He then focuses on one of his many fields of expertise — the spiritual relationship between Rumi and Shams-i-Tabriz. On the same wavelength, Myss discusses rebel partnerships with commentary on Heloise and Abelard.
In the last four sessions, Myss concentrates on spiritual direction and the rebellious ways of St. Theresa of Avila. Harvey ponders the training of divine rebels and pays tribute to Sri Aurobindo's "radiant embodiment." Closing remarks by Myss are in sync with what has gone before. Let the spiritual rebels on this audio course become agents of change in your life!