The Essential Gay Mystics Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew Harvey (1997) From Sappho to Whitman, Vergil to Audre Lorde, same-gender lovers have been foremost in the ranks of artists whose work reflects this "vision of the sacredness of love, a belief that the divine revels in our passion for joy and beauty, and manifests through and in it." Now Andrew Harvey - teacher, poet and mystic, as well as frequent writer and lecturer on mystic experience, the Sufi poet Rumi, and the divine feminine - brings together a bountiful and unprecedented selection of gay, lesbian, and bisexual writers whose works illuminate the mystical path. Not surprisingly, many of these texts take the form of the most ardent love lyrics and psalms to male and female beauty, for this is the radical gift of the gay mystics: the lesson that the transcendent union with the divine can come through the body and the senses, rather than by denial of the body and asceticism... The book is a lasting testament to the revolutionary power and transformative gifts of same-sex love. 290 pp. with bibliography.
THE ESSENTIAL GAY MYSTICS
- Binding: Hardcover; Book Condition: As New; Dust Jacket Condition: As New, glassine wrapped; Publication Date: 1997; Edition: First Edition; Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco