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Discover the Advanced Teachings and Practices Hidden Within the Depths of Esoteric Christianity to Transfigure Your Body, Mind and Spirit and Birth a Truly Sacred Culture.
Be prepared to enter into the mysteries of Christ consciousness to open your heart, divinize your shadow and walk a path of sacred action in the world.
Jesus said that we would someday do the same things as him, only greater.
Do you dare to take him at his word and see yourself as capable of the depth of his divine realization? Can you dream of truly living from Christ consciousness?
Jesus As Wayshower
While it’s easier to see Jesus as an untouchable Savior, we believe that the Christ Path that he illuminated was never meant for just one individual to walk but eventually to become the pathway for many more to follow.
Seen in this light, Jesus was a wayshower rather than a singular Messiah, a pathfinder rather than a king above all.
He was a teacher who wanted students who would eventually surpass him.
Making this shift in our understanding opens a far more intimate, illuminating and liberating relationship with one of history’s great spiritual leaders and the mystics who followed in his footsteps.
This fundamental shift allows us to see Christ consciousness as a higher octave of our OWN potential, if we allow ourselves to undergo the necessary purifications, healings and transformations to embody it.
The many predictions of a Second Coming of Christ, seen through this lens, are not about the return of the historical Jesus but about the activation of Christ consciousness on a wider scale, which has the potential to truly change our world.
Imagine not just one Jesus, but hundreds and eventually millions resembling him. Perhaps including you.
That is a very bold vision but it just may hold the key to the healing of our world.
Why the Christ Path is Vital for Our Moment in History
We are blessed to be alive at one of the most amazing moments in history, when all that was once hidden is now becoming revealed, including the esoteric truths of mystics from around the world.
Humanity is awakening to who we truly are; at once finite and infinite, matter and spirit, human and divine.
And yet, as the veils are slowly lifted from our eyes, the chasm also widens between those of us who are “waking up” and those of us that choose to “sleep.” The symptoms of that sleep are horrifying, as consumerism, waste and war create carnage in human society and our natural ecosystems.
We are fast approaching the crossroads of our destiny. Many believe that this decade is our crucial, turning-point time before we hit systemic breakdown.
If we continue down the path we are on, the path of unconscious materialism, we will face the potential destruction of ourselves and our planet.
However, if we can find the courage to wake up and walk a new path of sacred consciousness and peaceful culture, we will have a precious, rare opportunity to divinize ourselves and create this world in a wholly new way.
The path of Christ consciousness offers a foundational, even essential, set of teachings and practices for seeing THIS world as divine, given to us to steward in a way that leads to peace, communal prosperity, health and justice.
It is a path based on Oneness and seeing ourselves as a sacred family. It is a path of blessing and wholeness and sacred embodiment.
It is a love-filled antidote to the soul-deadening, planet-destroying greed of materialism which holds enormous sway over our culture, our businesses, our politics and our minds.
Humanity’s Rite of Passage
Whether we see it or not, our collective crises are now leading us into an intensely personal and collective rite of passage to face and heal our shadow in order to reclaim our full divinity and open to a higher octave of possibility.
If we resist this initiatory process, we only amplify our unconsciousness and the suffering it creates.
If we can consciously embrace this transformative journey, we not only transmute our suffering but also begin the alchemical process of divinizing our body, mind and soul.
According to the great evolutionary mystics throughout the ages, the ultimate purpose of evolution is to bring heaven to earth and birth God in man.
That is what awaits us on the other side of our rite of passage.
The Return of the Esoteric Christ
One of the greatest spiritual secrets guarded through the ages was that Jesus was both fully human and radically divine. He was in fact a demonstration of the kind of transformation that is possible for ALL of humanity as we enter this rite of passage.
Hidden within his remarkable life, he left us a complete spiritual map to transform human consciousness and create a truly sacred culture on planet earth.
And while more and more people are beginning to wake up to this profound truth, the question remains:
How can we decode, understand, and apply the ancient map of spiritual transformation that Jesus left us?
In other words, how do we REALLY manifest the Christ force in our modern lives?
Rediscovering the Advanced Teachings & Practices of the Christ Path
The good news is that there is a profoundly gifted teacher who has dedicated his life to unveiling the mystery of the esoteric Christ and making the most powerful teachings and practices available to those of us who are ready to receive it.
That man is the renowned mystic and scholar, Andrew Harvey.
Andrew is the prolific author of over 30 books and spiritual classics, including The Essential Mystics, The Son of Man and The Heart of Yoga. He’s also one of the most inspired and illuminating speakers on the subject of esoteric Christian mysticism. He has a remarkable gift for opening our eyes and peeling away the falsehoods to reveal the wild, liberating truth at the core.
On a personal level, he’s been through the fires of the inner Dark Night, the heart-opening illuminations and the intense disillusionments that have cracked him open to Christ consciousness, bringing him to his knees again and again.
Andrew knows the terrain of the birthing of Christ consciousness in a way that few others do. Because of his scholarly depth and personal experience, there is perhaps no more articulate, passionate and perceptive teacher to lead people on this journey.
And that is why we are so excited to offer – exclusive to The Shift Network – Andrew’s groundbreaking program The Christ Path Advanced Intensive.
It’s the most rigorous, in-depth, no-holds-barred training that Andrew has ever offered at a distance. This sacred offering from his heart to yours is a chance to harvest the bounty of a lifetime of mystical practice and rigorous scholarship.
The Christ Path Advanced Intensive has been created for heart-centered, open-minded, globally-concerned seekers to undertake a profound, life-changing journey together.
Over nine months, you will explore and deepen your relationship with Christ consciousness in a way that gives you full access to the profound blessings of this path.
The journey will help you clear away lingering falsehoods that have distorted Christian traditions. It will lead you instead into profound initiations, mind-expanding recognitions and the next steps on your journey of transformation of body, mind and soul.
You’ll have the chance to unlock the innermost, esoteric secrets of the Christ Path and receive the hidden truths, liberating practices and profound blessings of Jesus and the many extraordinary mystics that followed him, from Meister Eckhart to Teresa of Avila to Father Bede Griffiths. You’ll deepen your understanding of the Divine Feminine, the Sacred Masculine and the birth through the Sacred Marriage of the Divine Child, the Divine Human.
The goal is to pioneer and practice a 21st century embodiment of the Christ: grounded in sacred action, suffused with wisdom and illuminated by a divine fire.
To enter this journey, one need not be a Christian; spiritual seekers (and even atheists) from every tradition are welcome.
The only requirement is a commitment in your heart to walk the path with real dedication, since the Advanced Intensive is for those with a powerful love for this world and a sincere desire to become an emissary of the Divine.
Andrew has created this advanced training because he sees our world at a perilous precipice and recognizes the need for a spiritual path that gives us a roadmap for the transfiguration of ourselves and our world.
This personal transformation takes time – far more than a weekend workshop or introductory course can give. Nine months is the gestation period for a newborn baby and it can be the gestation period for the Christ within you as you undertake the hot, cool and embodied practices that bring the Christ alive in your very cells and transform your heart, mind, soul and body.
If your view of the spiritual path is only of sweetness and light, this Intensive will not be for you; Andrew is unflinching in showing the ways that we evade suffering in a way that imperils us. He’ll challenge what you believe in ways that may sometimes be uncomfortable. He’ll speak into the heart of darkness, shadow and horror.
He does this because he knows the real Christ fire requires an unflinching commitment to truth and to love.
And he also knows with utter surety that these teachings hold essential keys for our individual healing and collective awakening: they are the gateway into the sacred marriage and the guide to the alchemical journey in which we turn our lead into gold.
They are the key to becoming divine humans.
In Andrew’s view, it’s time for the world to embrace a more full-spectrum view of the Christ Path, one that encompasses embodiment as well as transcendence, the awakened heart and fierce love in action.
Jesus’ central message was not to blindly follow him into some transcendent paradise, but to discover the Christ within you, within all things and to thus embody the divine human, marrying heaven with earth, body and spirit, heart and mind, to become the co-creator on earth of the King-dom/Queen-dom.
That is the real solution to our current challenges.
How to Embody Christ Consciousness in Your Daily Life
So if you are one of those rare individuals who has heard your soul’s calling and yearns to make living Christ consciousness a top priority in your life, then this is a truly special opportunity for you.
This immersive online training – exclusive to The Shift Network – will build upon the foundational principles Andrew taught in his acclaimed 7-week Christ Path course but expand the curriculum considerably and take it to much deeper, subtler and more advanced levels, while drawing upon many of the great Christian mystics.
This life-changing Intensive is being offered with the sincere intention of fueling the sacred fire in your heart and empowering you to make permanent shifts in your awareness while expanding the collective field of transformation to engulf your life, your community, and eventually our planet.
When you graduate, you will not only have forged lifetime friendships and connections with a community of awakening souls but you will also have more fully integrated the Christ Path into all aspects of your daily life.
What You’ll Discover in This 9-Month Intensive
During the 9 months, Andrew will build upon the essential pillars of a ‘Christed’ life while skillfully guiding you through the fundamental spiritual skills and practices that you’ll need to transform your body, mind and spirit while living in the modern world.
Each training session will build harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to sustain your Christ Path in everyday life.
The main course sessions will air from 5-7 pm Pacific / 8-10 pm Eastern time on Thursdays. However, even if you cannot make the scheduled calls, you can still get the full benefit of this Intensive.
We have also incorporated the invaluable feedback that we have received from Andrew’s students and graduates to create a powerful online format for transformational learning and practice.
If you are truly ready to dive deep into the transformative power of the Christ Path, this 9-Month Advanced Intensive with Andrew Harvey is the perfect training for you.
Regular class sessions are on Thursdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Note: Since you are new to Andrew’s Christ Path teachings, we ask that you complete the foundational Christ Path 7-module program on your own as a prerequisite, which will be included in your registration, and you can do it before or in parallel to the Advanced program.
Module 1: Advanced Principles of the Christ Path
Awakening the Divine Human
- Understand the advanced stages of the mystical path to awaken and embody Christ consciousness and the challenges to navigate each stage
- Explore the deeper esoteric meaning behind Jesus’ life and mission, including stories and teachings long misinterpreted
- Dive into the Gnostic gospels of Thomas and Philip, understanding why they were marginalized by the Church and what they reveal about Jesus as a pioneer of transfiguration
- Identify, dissolve and release distorting myths that we’ve inherited from the church, revealing a far more multi-dimensional view
- Receive a more esoteric understanding of the relationship between Jesus and the Christ and how to access that level in yourself
- Practice inner dialogue with Christ, as taught by Teresa of Avila
- Hone your ability to avoid key pitfalls, detours and distractions on the spiritual path
- Understand the path of Theosis – the divine transfiguration and inner alchemy
- Featured Mystics: St. Thomas, St. Philip, Meister Eckhart, Father Bede Griffith
- Sacred Practices: New Version of the “Our Father” prayer, Practice of Inner Conversation with Christ (derives from Teresa of Avila), Empowerment by the Divine
Module 2: Exploring the Light Side of the Sacred Feminine Opening to the Esoteric Mysteries of the Divine Mother (Four sessions)
- Ground our vision of the evolution of the Mother archetype from Neolithic times and follow its growth through early feminine initiatory schools, Buddhism, Taoism and the Shekinah of Kabbalah
- Discover the 10 sacred suggestions and the 5 sacred passions of the motherhood of God
- Re-envision Mother Mary as the Divine Mother and the crucial counterpart to Jesus as co-redemptrix, embodying fierceness and human vulnerability
- Enter into the sacred heart of the Mother through the gateway of the Marianne mystics who help open our eyes to the Sacred Feminine
- Understand Sri Aurobindo’s vision of the Mother as the central agency of the divine transformation of humanity
- Explore Jesus’ hidden teachings, found in the gospels of Mary and Thomas, about the divine feminine
- Experience deeper mystical practices to connect with the Divine Mother
- Understand the power of becoming the Bride of Christ on an archetypal level
- View Mary Magdalene’s role in the emergence of Jesus in a new light, revealing more about her relationship with sacred sexuality and initiatory practices
- Practice the healing power of sacred relationship in a way that opens the portals to divine embodiment
- Featured Mystics: Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Bernard of Clairvaux, Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Hadewijch of Antwerp, Hildegard von Bingen, Meditations on the Tarot
- Sacred Practices: A radical reinterpretation of The Hail Mary, The Practice of the Presence of the Mother (rooted in de Montfort’s work), Radiant Embodiment (an adaptation of the great Hindu Tantric practice allows to experience embodiment of divinity through agency of mother)
Module 3: Embracing the Wisdom of the Dark Feminine Unveiling the Secret Knowledge of the Black Madonna (Five sessions)
- Discover how the Black Madonna is connected to the Dark Feminine traditions in Hinduism, with special attention to Kali and Vajrayogini (Tibetan Buddhist)
- Explore the teachings on the 7 Dark Diamonds in the crown of the black Madonna that represent the different stages of her initiatory process
- As queen of the dark void, the shadow, destruction, of the dark night, of the mysteries of nature, tantra and of divine ferocity
- See how the Black Madonna – the fierce side of the divine feminine and an archetype of the crucifixion and resurrection – became camouflaged, covered up and suppressed in the history of the Christian Church
- Connect with the fierce feminine Goddess traditions worldwide and infuse your Christ Path with her transformational power
- Experience practices of the Dark Feminine, the mystical fire of dissolution that brings about the alchemical rebirth
- Transmute your fear and repression of the Dark feminine into deep reverence and respect
- Featured Mystics: Ramprasad (great mystic of Kali), modern mystics of the Dark Feminine (Marianne Woodman, Anne Baring, Matthew Fox), Hadewijch of Antwerp, Dionysius the Areopagite
- Sacred Practices: Practices of Awe, practice of transmuting anger into fierce Compassion energy, Practice of transforming ferocity into golden Love power
Module 4: Honoring the Full Spectrum of the Divine Masculine Archetype
Invoking the Heart of the Godforce
- Reveal the template of the sacred masculine by using Jesus as a model of the fusion of gentleness and power
- Heal your relationship with the patriarchy by reclaiming the sacred masculine in you (for both men and women)
- Explore the higher octave of the Cosmic Christ, masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician and Lover
- Expand your understanding of these 4 masculine archetypes to include archetypes such as the Shaman, seeing how indigenous wisdom was embodied in Jesus’ life
- Develop an expanded range of understanding of the sacred masculine from Sufism, Mahayana Buddhism, the Cult of Dionysus in Greek Mysticism and the complex vision of Shiva and Shaivism.
- Learn how to merge the strength, majesty, fierceness and power of the king with the tenderness, compassion, commitment to service and humility of the servant
- Learn from the depths of the Cosmic Christ tradition and other mystical systems how to realize the full greatness of the masculine in service to and protection of the divine feminine
- Develop a deeper understanding of how Jesus’ teachings became totally distorted by the victory of patriarchy through history
- Reconnect with the Divine Father as infinite power, wisdom, mercy and justice
- Featured Mystics: Jan van Ruysbroeck, Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Francis
- Sacred Practices: Cosmic Christ practices – developed from Hindu, Tantric and Mahayana practices
Module 5: Healing the Shadow of the Masculine and the Feminine Illuminating and Transforming the Dark Patriarchy
- Come to terms with the unbalanced psychotic masculine and see through the lens of the healing and illumination now required for the Dark Patriarchy – the unconscious shadow side of the masculine that has dominated the world for the last 2000 years
- Look at the male figures in the Gospels such as Pontius Pilate, the high priest Caiaphas, Judas, doubting Thomas that illustrate the masculine shadow’s resistance to Jesus’ teaching and presence
- Learn how to transmute sadness and rage into the activist’s passion for justice
- Develop an expanded capacity for forgiveness of oneself and others for the damage of the past
- Create an alchemical container internally to work with the wounds that need to be resolved
- Develop practices to heal the imbalance in the individual and collective psyche
- Address the patriarchal shadow of the Churches created in Jesus’ name and how it has played out from fundamentalism to misogyny, to homophobia, and blindness to the sacredness of creation and how it has supported and not challenged the fantasy of infinite growth and the progressive degradation of the environment
- See how the five crucial shadows of our global crisis (disbelief, denial, dread, disillusion and death wish) and five personal shadows (narcissism, love of comfort, woundology, fear of witnessing the truth, and the golden shadow) align, dovetail and collude to keep our world crisis going
- Featured Mystics: Jan van Ruysbroeck, Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Francis
- Sacred Practices: Practice of the Sacred Heart as developed by saint Mary Margaret, Alacoque, Teilhard de Chardin; Journaling practices that address the shadow masculine, self- forgiveness practices, Buddhist Tonglen Practice (transmutes negativity)
Module 6: Birthing the Divine Child: The Path to Transfiguration The Advanced Alchemical Mysteries of Creation
- Delve deeply into the Gnostic gospels to discover their teachings on the sacred androgyne and the more advanced esoteric teachings on the divine child
- Study the visions of the divine child received by mystics such as Heinrich Suso and Angela of Foligno
- Study archetypes of divine child in hinduism, taoism, alchemy and Jungian psychology
- Deepen your understanding of the tantric play of divine masculine and feminine as partners in creation
- Access and integrate the qualities of the divine child, including its innocence, purity and vulnerability
- Study and apply sacred practices to connect with the divine child within for healing, spiritual awakening and renewal
- Develop a nuanced, historical understanding of the Orthodox tradition of theosis and the experience of it in modern mystics
- Receive wisdom and insight from later Christian mystics such as Father Bede Griffiths who began the process of transfiguration
- Begin to apply the principles of transfiguration in your own life and spiritual journey
- Awaken a fuller spectrum of spiritual energies through prayer and contemplation, as well as embodiment practices
- Understand the phenomena of preservation of the body in certain Christian saints such as the Curie of Ars
- Featured Mystics: Father Bede Griffiths, Teresa of Avila, John Ruysbroeck, Greek, Russian and Romanian Orthodox mystics such as San Symeon the Theologian and modern evolutionary masters such as Sri Aurobindo and Teilhard de Chardin
- Sacred Practices: Exercises from Heart Yoga that will enable you to radiate your cells with divine light, new version of the Jesus Prayer attuned to the theosis process, Birthing the Divine Child with the Divine Mother (adapted from Hindu Tantric path)
Module 7: The Unification of Light & Shadow, Soul & Body Advanced Shadow Work and the Mystical Union of Opposites (One session)
- Advance your practice of the deep Yoga of Christianity – the tantric union of the divine masculine and feminine, light and shadow
- Discover how to heal the 5 shadows of our Global Crisis – Disbelief, Denial, Dread, Dissolution, Deathwish
- Re-integrate the truth of evil in your life in a more multi-dimensional way, going beyond New Age conceptions and platitudes
- Activate the power of the light by bringing in the transcendent aspect of the divine – focusing that power on our personal and collective shadows
- Learn how to transform the 5 global and 5 personal shadows that have been introduced in Module 5 and learn how to work with and transform them in depth
- Draw from the deep wisdom of the shadow to deepen your embodiment, your service and your ministry to those who are suffering
- Activate the power of your golden shadow
- Engage the inner alchemy around power, recognizing your lust for power and turning it into a passion to serve
- Learn more advanced practices such as a Christ-centered version of the Tonglen practice of Tibetan Buddhism to unify light and shadow, soul and body, setting you on the path of living as a Christed being
- Experience authentic oneness with the whole of humanity, compassion through heartbreak
- Develop skillful means of dealing with those who are engulfed in the shadow
- Featured Mystics: Carl Jung, Nathan Schwartz-Salant, Emmanuel Levinas
- Sacred Practices: Five Strong Heart Practices to endure and transmute what you learn about the shadow derived from Sufism, Christian Mysticism and Hinduism
Module 8: Living Christ Consciousness Co-Creating An Enlightened Culture on Planet Earth through Sacred Activism (Two sessions)
- Draw inspiration from modern sacred activists such as Julia Butterfly Hill, Matthew Fox, Adam Bucko, Jane Goodall, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama
- Commit to the spiritual disciplines of the sacred activist, putting your love into service
- Practice the reunification of heaven and earth through your body
- Shift your understanding of the spiritual path beyond the pursuit of personal enlightenment to discover how you can co-create an awakened culture and society
- Deepen your experience of practices to awaken and embody more of your innate divinity through focused prayer and action that flows from your heart
- Integrate principles for expressing and embodying Christ consciousness
- Reflect on the journey of the last nine months and enact commitments for moving forward
- Featured Mystics: Chris Saade, Dorothy Solelle, Ignatius of Loyola, Charles Wesley, William Wilberforce, Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Aung Sun Soo Chi, Linda Tucker, Aboriginal Kanyini philosophy
- Sacred Practices: Creating Networks of Grace to enable small cells to be formed of sacred activists, How to build and create a 5-part integrated, sacred practice that will help you become a Christed, sacred activist serving the birth of divine humanity
The Christ Path Introductory Program is included!
The Advanced Intensive builds upon the core teachings from Andrew’s The Christ Path 7-module course. When you purchase the full Advanced Intensive course, you get access to this powerful foundational program as well! You can complete this material at your leisure but it’s better to do so before the teachings in the 9 months begin.
The Christ Path with Andrew Harvey
In this 7-module transformational course, Andrew skillfully guides you toward the hidden treasures of Esoteric Christianity and into the teachings and insights you’ll need to fully awaken your Christ consciousness.
Each contemplation and training session builds harmoniously upon the next, so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the hidden teachings and meanings of the Christ path and the practices and tools needed to sustain your awakening in everyday life and be prepared to go deeper than ever before in the advanced intensive.
Module 1: Rediscover the Christ Path Awakening the Divine Human
Module 2: Embrace the Sacred Feminine Unveiling the Mystery of the Mother
Module 3: Activate the Divine Masculine Awakening to the Heart of
Module 4: Birthing the Divine Child The Alchemical Mystery of Creation
Module 5: Walking the Christ Path The Authentic Stages of Spiritual Unfoldment
Module 6: Marrying the Light and Shadow, Soul and Body The Mystical Union of Opposites
Module 7: Sacred Activism & the Divine Human Bringing Heaven Back to Earth
PLUS you get The Christ Path Bonus Collection
Bonus #1 The Dark Force and Transformation
Audio training with Caroline Myss and Andrew Harvey
Bonus #2 Humanity’s Journey of Transformation and Your Exceptional Role
Audio Training with Jean Houston and Duane Elgin
The Christ Path original price was $297
and is included in your registration in the 9-month program.
The Christ Path Advanced Intensive Bonus Collection
In addition to Andrew Harvey’s transformative 9-month Advanced Intensive, you’ll also receive these powerful bonus sessions with the world’s leading mystics and teachers. These bonus sessions will complement the Advanced Intensive, deepening your understanding and practices.
Father Bede Griffiths
Mystical Transmission Series (Video and Audio)
Father Bede Griffiths was a British-born Indian Benedictine monk who lived in ashrams in South India and became a leading thinker in the development of the dialogue between Christianity and Hinduism.
Andrew Harvey considers Father Bede Griffiths the most advanced, illuminated, and profound modern Christian mystic – the true embodiment of the Christ Path. After a lifetime of deep devotion and study, including living in India, Father Bede underwent a transfiguration process as he moved towards death.
Listen to Andrew introduce his mentor,
the Mystic Father Bede Griffiths
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In this exclusive bonus package, Andrew shares with The Christ Path Advanced Intensive community a series of fresh, raw, unscripted audios and videos from and about his dear friend and mentor. They contain precise and powerful transmissions of wisdom and direct revelation of the Christing process as it was underway in him.
You’ll receive these special sessions:
- Prayer Audio Session
- “A Human Search” Video
- “Discovering the Feminine” Video
- Indian Spirituality and the Passion Audio Sessions
- “The World Church” Audio Session
- “Jesus, King of the Jews” Audio Session
- “The Way of Meditation with a Mantra" Video
- Documentary on Father Bede Video
The Divine Feminine Series
With Caroline Myss, Matthew Fox and Cynthia Bourgeault
Session 1: Teresa of Avila and the
Audio Dialogue with Caroline Myss
In this groundbreaking dialogue, one of the most innovative spiritual teachers of our day, Caroline Myss shares about the significance of the well-known Christian Mystic, Teresa of Avila. Caroline writes, “You’ll journey to the 16th century to discover the fiery passion of one of Christianity’s most inspiring saints. A tireless reformer and the mentor of Saint John of the Cross, Teresa’s greatest legacy is her revelation of ecstatic love for God – a love so powerful that it pierces the heart like a burning sword. Through illness, hardship, and persecution by the Inquisition, this courageous mystic lit the way with her unquenchable spirit to an ‘interior castle,’ a place of unimaginable beauty and light where no darkness can touch us.”
Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine and the science of medical intuition.
Session 2: Hildegard von Bingen and the Divine Feminine
Audio Dialogue with Matthew Fox
One of the most original and sometimes provocative Christian thinkers, Matthew Fox, looks with Andrew at the pioneering mysticism of Hildegard von Bingen in relationship to the divine feminine lineage within Christianity. This powerful session with these two renowned teachers, authors and mystics, who are also great friends, will be sure to shed light on your notion of the role of the divine feminine within Christianity and your own life.
Matthew Fox is author of more than 30 books including Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Works: With Letters and Songs; Hildegard Bingen: A Saint for Our Times – Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century; Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen; O riginal Blessing; The Reinvention of Work; Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet; One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths; A Spirituality Named Compassion; A New Reformation!; andThe A.W.E. Project: Reinventing Education, Reinventing the Human.
Session 3: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene
Audio Dialogue with Cynthia Bourgeault
No Biblical figure has been so misunderstood as Mary Magdalene, and yet, it is clear that she was near and dear to Jesus’ heart and his ministry. In this session, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault, one of the most profound Christian scholars of our time, will dialogue with Andrew about the deeper meaning and mysteries that Mary Magdalene represented.
Cynthia Bourgeault is a modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer and internationally known retreat leader as well as the founding Director of both The Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School. She is also the author of seven books: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Wisdom Jesus, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Mystical Hope, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Chanting the Psalms andLove is Stronger Than Death.
Christ Path Advanced Video Package
Teachings from Andrew, Matthew Fox and Marion Woodman
This video package will deepen your journey on the Christ Path as you’ll learn up close and personal from Andrew Harvey, Matthew Fox and Marion Woodman. You’ll receive many hours of powerful teachings through the following video sessions:
- The Practice of the Sacred Heart (Andrew Harvey)
- Dancing in the Flames (Marion Woodman)
- The Jesus Prayer and Merkabah Practices (Andrew and Matthew)
- Cosmic Christ Training (Andrew and Matthew)
- The Gospel of Thomas (Andrew Harvey)
- The Pope’s War (Andrew and Matthew)
What Graduates of The Christ Path Advanced Intensive Are Saying...
This 9 month course has been the most powerfully stretching and illuminating course I’ve ever taken. I am still digesting, metabolizing all that was transmitted... So rich! So subtle, so splendidly mysterious... Andrews bigheartedness and amazing intimacy, passion and wisdom about the Path of sacred activism shook and shocked, inspired, steadied, calmed and catapulted me into another level of orbit of living and loving in action. Thank you so much Andrew and The Shift Network for this most wondrous journey.
– Lynette, Anaheim, CA
There is no way to measure the impact of this course. Andrew’s deep love of Jesus and commitment to love in action is thrilling. It is also contagious. He truly has been blessed with the Spirit for a mission in this world at this time. I am humbled and honored to have been a part of his deep shadings.
– Madeline Horrigan, Raleigh, NC
Andrew Harvey is a Mystic of the Highest Order. His brilliance and humility merge into a deeply authentic presentation of extraordinary content, practices, and prayers. His teaching style and the depth of his message has stirred the fire of desire within my Heart to walk the disciplined and steep Christ Path to becoming my Holy Christ Self. May God greatly bless you, Andrew, for your service to the Light.
– Rev. Angel, Tucson, AZ
Andrew’s class has been the most transformational class I have taken and I have taken many classes over the past decade. Andrew pushed me to look deep inside myself – past my egoic new age comfort zone – past my social and religious ingrained beliefs. I found the marriage of the light and dark inside me, discovered the child of the mother/father godhead that I am. Andrew’s deepening practices provided me with real tools that truly help me in this busy human world. This course helped me navigate my way through a difficult divorce and the big shifts/changes I’ve made along the way. Thank you Andrew for YOU, for the love you are, for bringing these transmissions to the world! Thank you Shift Network for offering big courses and impacting my life through Andrew’s class. Many blessings.
– Carol Mauer, Waterloo, IA
It not only struck a chord in my heart, it played a symphony. Confirmation. Emergence. The course brings a deeper understanding to the Christ through the writings and works of the mystics, expanding interpretations and insights. The insights, practices, brought a new level to the knowing of who we are. Thanks to Andrew, the Christ Path is now well lit.
– Margaret, Queensland, Australia
Highly recommend this course. It was very expansive & at times explosive in its revelation of Christ. Cosmic, with cosmic repercussions & consequences. Truly transformative for the whole being. Even tho’ I’m truly more of a contemplative than an activist, Andrew’s emphasis on bringing our inner work into some form of outer sacred activism has sparked & encouraged me to do just that.
– Wendy, Lebanon, PA
The entire trajectory of my life has shifted since beginning the journey of the Advanced Christ Path with Andrew Harvey. I am no longer sitting on the sidelines of life, powerless and fearful. I am now fully, joyfully engaged in the world in Sacred Action. My commitment comes from a deep understanding of what is transpiring on many different levels and what is being birthed: nothing less than a new human and a new earth. I recommend this course to anyone who is committed to transformation and to birthing the Christ within. Andrew Harvey’s transmission is soul searing.
– Lorisa Schouela, Vancouver, BC
It was such an honor to take the Christ Path course with Andrew Harvey. The material he presented, along with his modelling of a grace filled life, encouraged me to move deeper along in my own journey of Christ consciousness. The course far exceeded my expectations. It is the best course I have ever taken.
– Linda, Denman Island, BC, Canada
I found a place in my heart that had been overlooked thanks to the beautiful methodology of Andrew’s course. I heartily recommend the course and the deepening activities for people new to his message. I am now a Sacred Activist for Life!
– Cassandra, Austin, TX
I now have MUCH more confidence that my actions are in alignment with my mission. As a Palliative Care volunteer visitor, I use music and energy awareness to connect with people facing the end of their lives. When the course began I thought I’d be guided into a new field of Sacred Activism best suited to me. Now, with joy and full confidence, I know this is what I’m meant to contribute and have already arranged to do more. Andrew has inspired me in many ways over many years and this course brought it all together to ACTION, not just learning. In constant appreciation, I’m going forward in great joy.
– Sue Carduelis, Toronto, Canada
Andrew Harvey moves beyond the dogma of Christianity and the Bible, expressing the true Spirit, life and meaning of Jesus in the deepest sense of transformation and transfiguration. This course offers profound insight and practices that supports integration of Christ consciousness as a daily experience as no other training I have experienced.
– Cass Charrette, Troy, MI
Everything about this course worked! The content was rich, filled with insight. Andrew’s presentation of the material was filled with passion and devotion, quite contagious. And finally, his deep humility served as a profound invitation to join him on the Christ Path. As a result of this course, I feel renewed energy to focus on my life purpose, and have seen a deepening of love with my immediate family and those I work with. Finally, I often feel a great joy; the joy of knowing that the Christ spirit is alive and well in the world -and in my heart!
– Ron, Boulder, CO
Andrews’s brilliance blended with his glorious heart felt clarity as to his teachings that expressed a balance or coming together of the opposites, which Carl Jung called the "enantiodromia". In doing so, Andrew poignantly spoke of the marriage of the masculine and feminine, the dark and the light; the challenge of duality and how we might meet it as Jesus so profoundly did in bringing through Love that seems to transcend all opposites.
– Thea Soroyan, MA, MFT, Boulder, CO
Join the Global Community
The Christ Path Advanced Intensive 9-month Training is not only the most advanced form of online training currently available, it’s also a thriving global community of learning and practice.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the live interactive conference calls, video conference or in our custom online community, to support and learn from each other while you hone your skills to fully embody your ability to awaken your Christ consciousness potential and live as the full expression of who you are.
This international community is also at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
29 Ninety-Minute Teaching Sessions with Andrew Harvey (Pre-recorded sessions and Live Q&A)
Experience a rare opportunity to mentor and learn with one of the world’s leading mystics and scholars from the comfort of your own home. Each class session will consist of a broadcast of Andrew’s pre-recorded lecture, guiding you toward the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Following the lectures, Andrew will come on LIVE every week for 30 mins or more of Q&A time, so you can then have all your questions answered and create the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential.
7 Sixty-Minute Live Q&A and Integration Sessions with Andrew Harvey
Throughout your 9 month journey, Andrew will offer special live sessions to help you integrate all you have learned and deepen your experience of the material before moving on to the next part of the course. These extra gatherings will help to deepen and accelerate your transformations.
Audio Recordings of Each Class Session (36 Recordings)
After each class, the audio of the lectures and live Q&A will be available to you to download in high quality MP3 format. This way, you’ll never have to worry about missing a session and you can listen anytime and anywhere - on your iPod, in your car, and at your convenience.
PDF Transcripts of Each Class Session (36 Transcriptions)
In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.
30-Minute Interactive Breakout Group Practice Sessions (36 Sessions)
Following each class session there will be a live 30-minute interactive session where you will be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share and do additional practices to help further integrate the weekly lessons.
Weekly Deepening Practices for Each Lesson
After each class, Andrew you will provide you with specific meditations, mantras and other practices that will assist you to deepen your experience of your Christ consciousness between calls.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your learning after each class. Here, you can ask additional questions, interact with your fellow students and get access to additional resources to take your learning experience to an even deeper level.
Christ Path 7-week course
(Total Value $297)
When you sign up for this 9-month journey, you’ll get instant access to Andrew’s 7-module online course taking you through the basics of his powerful teaching. You’ll also receive the bonus collection with audio teachings from Caroline Myss, Jean Houston and Duane Elgin.
The Christ Path Advanced Intensive Bonus Collection
- Father Bede Griffiths
Mystical Transmission Series (Video and Audio)
- The Divine Feminine Series
Featuring Caroline Myss, Matthew Fox and Cynthia Bourgeault
- Christ Path Advanced Video Package
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Awaken to a Deeper Life
We at The Shift Network feel deeply honored and humbled that Andrew has chosen to partner with us on this online Advanced Intensive. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a renowned mystic and connect with a global community of like minds and hearts who are doing this important and transformative inner work.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on retreat costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals, which would cost thousands of dollars). But you’ll be able to benefit from Andrew’s incredible teachings and transmission from the comfort of your home – at your own pace!
If you are serious about your spiritual evolution and awakening, you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training with Andrew Harvey.
Note: If you are a graduate of Andrew’s 7-week Christ Path course, we ask that you register at a different page. Please click here to learn more and register.
More Praise for Andrew Harvey...
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
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. Andrew is a spiritual, intellectual, and cultural mystic whose passion is to awaken people to a new and essential empowerment in this world: sacred activism. He has defined and grounded the route, the means, and the way individuals can and should respond to the chaos and rapid changes that now characterize our contemporary spiritual and cultural life. Andrew’s research reflects his superb academic background as a professor at Oxford and his passion clearly reveals that his soul is on fire with a grace that comes from the Divine.
– Caroline Myss, Author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts
Amid the myriad challenges we face on Earth – the population explosion, environmental degradation, nuclear proliferation, religious fundamentalism, terrorism, war, apocalypse-think, and more – it is easy to be overwhelmed by a sense of futility and hopelessness. Now comes a singularly courageous, charismatic individual, Andrew Harvey, with an answer to all of these challenges: personal transformation and empowerment through an encounter with the divine feminine. This process is not esoteric, but is entirely natural and as near as our own shadow. 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, M.D., Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
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, this film is recommended for anyone who cares about the survival of their grandchildren or planet or both. Is anyone listening?
– Reverend Matthew Fox, Author, Creation Spirituality and founder of Wisdom University
Andrew Harvey is one of the world’s irreplaceable resources.
– Lance Morrow, Writer, Time magazine
Andrew Harvey is the living proof of what he is speaking about and his love and compassion for Christ and for the Christ Path shines through every word he speaks. His whole being is enlightened by the Christ energy. He is a very powerful and touching "love generator."
– Christine, Austria
There is enormous love, compassion and action generated by Andrew Harvey. He is an inspiration to follow Christ’s path and actions in the world today.
– Lynn, Alexandria, VA
Andrew’s teaching was intense, exciting and captivating, and I highly recommend the Christ path for anyone seeking further enlightenment on this extraordinarily uplifting subject matter!!
– Rich Jacobs Denver, CO
Sometimes it happens that just the right information and encouragement comes along at just the right time in my spiritual walk. Andrew Harvey’s teaching had the beautiful and timely feel of a personal miracle for me. I am very grateful.
– Joan Marie Cook, Texarkana, TX
The Christ Path course was life altering. It offered a clear, challenging and supportive template for continuing on the vital evolutionary path of the sacred activist. Andrew Harvey is a true reflection of what a divine human is and his teaching style is exceptional.
– Melanie M-C, Herndon, VA
This course profoundly stirred my soul, gave me clarity on my meandering spiritual journey of decades and a sense of coming home. The Vision Andrew shared and the practices he offered are a wonderful start to finding my way ahead on this awesome Path.
– Evelyn, Arizona
I was deeply inspired by Andrew’s passion, commitment and authenticity. His insights in addressing how spiritual seeking can become narcissistic and in integrating the passion of the mystic with that of the activist are wise indeed and much needed in these days.
– Rev. Joan Fumetti, Des Moines, IA
The Christ Path with Andrew Harvey was a life changing experience. Every lecture was the perfect balance of grounded realism and Spiritual ecstasy. The bridging of Heaven and Earth and Divine Feminine and Masculine resonated totally and was energetically palpable through Andrew. I am so grateful for this beloved, authentic, passionate and visionary soul and the urgent message he brings at this time.
– Amata Boccella, La Cienega, NM
This course was such a blessing for me. Andrew is more than a pioneer in this area, he is a visionary and a prophet for our time. The richness of his scholarly work and the depth of his personal mystical insights are so far ahead of anyone else’s teaching at this time. The world is finally starting to catch up with him and we are all blessed that he continues to share so generously with the world. Thank you The Shift Network for making his teachings available in a format that makes it easy to access and study in even more depth. His teachings are truly priceless.
– Stephanie, Charlotte, NC
This course has been so confirming and heartening to hear of Andrew’s and others experiences. I have found Andrew’s understanding of the Christ path, the clarification and teachings invaluable. I have been waiting for this type of course for a long time. Thank you to you all for creating this course.
– Anna Sedgwick, London, UK
Andrew Harvey opened my mind and my heart to the possibility of full embodiment into Christ. His ideas, practices and his energetic transmission will be with me for a long time ... perhaps always.
– Lauri, Austin, TX
I LOVED this course. It brought me to tears several times! The content was superb. I found Andrew himself to be such a shining example of the kind of human we can ALL be. He’s a great example of humility & grace, and his knowledge of the subject matter is both academic & personal. To live the way he does is something to aspire to – or to "let loose" from within! Thanks SO much! More, more, more Andrew Harvey, please!
– Lisa Talamantez, Chicago, IL
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 Harvey 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 film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Jesus for A New Humanity. He is also coauthor of the best-selling 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 and edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a phone line (or an equivalent voice service). If there is more than one person in your household taking the course, you will each need your own line. We use MaestroConference to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions, participate in groups, and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
Please note that dialing MaestroConference from your phone is a regular toll call to California, and your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. You can also use Skype credit/subscription or Google Voice to dial in to MaestroConference, and you’ll need to use your virtual keypad to enter your PIN and to indicate that you want to ask a question. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers, and we also have a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private community website.
Q: Can you tell me about the Private Course Group?
A: We will have a private community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, completing homework assignments and exchanging information about events and other activities that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the Course.
Q: Are there scholarships available for this Training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, giving preference to those in developing countries or doing important but underpaid work to which they can apply the training material immediately. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.
Note: If you are a graduate of Andrew’s 7-week Christ Path course, we ask that you register at a different page. Please click here to learn more and register.
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is June 11th, 2015. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Your refund will be processed within five business days and we'll send you an email confirming your refund. However, we'd love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there is something we can assist you with, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)
Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to a problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.
Note: If you are a graduate of Andrew’s 7-week Christ Path course, we ask that you register at a different page. Please click here to learn more and register.