The Fierce Feminine is the most misrepresented and misunderstood aspect of the Divine...
...perpetuated through media stereotypes, societal projections of women and power, and our own internalized belief systems.
In her most authentic form, she is profound transformation, she is evolution, she carries the wisdom of our past and the possibility of our future... and she is alive within YOU.
The Fierce Feminine stands on her own terms. She is the creative force that embodies peace, justice, mercy, and love.
She is the new wave of feminism rising up through every woman and man whose heart is breaking over the state of the world...
Like the ferocious Kali, she wields the sword of discernment, speaking and acting from her wisdom, cutting through denial and illusion...
And to many contemporary mystics, the Fierce Feminine is our greatest hope for real change — and the force we must each draw on to bring deeper love to our lives — and sanity and balance to a world engulfed in the flames of violence and fear.
With expert guidance, you can more deeply embody the Fierce Feminine energies and blessings needed for personal and collective transformation. Here is what three experts say:
“She is the catalyst for a spiritual death and birth... our only guide through this “global Dark Night,” says world-renowned scholar-mystic and author Andrew Harvey.
Despite our fear of the repercussions, the Fierce Feminine empowers us “to stand up against anything out of alignment with the highest truth and lovingkindness,” according to Mirabai Starr, a world-leading teacher of feminine mysticism.
And of all her gifts, the gift of discernment is most needed in our world now... “From a position of wisdom rather than from defensiveness or our personal history or emotions, we can hear alternative points of view, as well as others’ wisdom; discernment is the key to finding common solutions,” says world-renowned author and spiritual teacher Caroline Myss.
By claiming the Fierce Feminine in you, you harness the primal birthing power of life.
This holds the key for your liberation and empowerment, whether you’re a woman or a man.
The Fierce Feminine empowers you at the deepest level. Whether it’s speaking truth to power or standing up against injustice, the Fierce Feminine gives you the power to set boundaries and halt the continuation of destructive impulses that threaten you, your community, and our society.
She also gives us the internal fortitude to traverse what is called the “Dark Night” — both personally and collectively.
The individual Dark Night entails a shedding of old identities and beliefs — an essential process if you are to embody your truest Self and live in freedom and fulfillment. It’s an alchemical journey that leads us to birth the “gold” of a more enlightened Self.
Our world is undergoing a collective Dark Night as well — everywhere we turn it seems, there’s overwhelming pain, polarization, conflict, and violence.
While this can be heartbreaking to witness, the cracks in our broken hearts actually allow the light of truth to shine through...
In other words, it is the Dark Night that is bringing the dawn.
At the heart of the initiation we’re all traversing is a breaking down of old structures of consciousness and society that were built on a denigration of the Feminine.
The rejection and oppression of the Feminine is endangering the health and vitality of society — and the entire planet. This needs to change — and now — not just collectively but in each and every one of us.
The Fierce Feminine is our greatest hope (some say our only hope!) for truly changing things for the better, because she has the discernment and transformative power to strip away what no longer serves us.
SHE is the evolutionary power for our time... guiding us through the Dark Night.
And her radical, transformative gifts are available to ignite your deepest spiritual initiation yet.
These unique blessings can bring sanity and balance to a world engulfed in the flames of violence and fear — and guide you to bring forth your soul’s gifts at this crucial tipping point while clearly and powerfully addressing the wrongs of the world.
We cannot create the world our hearts know is possible without the Fierce Feminine alive, awake, and empowered within us. It is the very engine of evolution and it has been marginalized, suppressed, and dismissed for too long.
The good news is that seven of the world’s leading mystics and spiritual teachers — Andrew Harvey and co-faculty Caroline Myss, Mirabai Starr, Carolyn Baker, Banafsheh Sayyad, Jill Angelo, and Monica Sharma — are coming together for a powerful wisdom transmission to hold space with you and share their profound wisdom on the Fierce Feminine so that you can deepen into, and fully embody, her energy and blessings.
The Fierce Feminine is YOU at your most vulnerable and powerful — steady in your resolve to tell the truth and act with love... no matter what the cost to your ego or what others might think of you.
The Fierce Feminine liberates us from the past, taking us out of the mode of seeing ourselves as victims. She allows us to stand in our truth in all situations.
This liberates your more authentic and empowered Self. Instead of being frustrated or depressed by life, you become freer to be yourself because you know you have the power to protect yourself and others if need be.
In short, it’s the missing link for women and men to finally cast off the oppressive patterns of the past and live into their full potential.
It’s important to remember that the Fierce Feminine does not oppose the masculine; rather she sheds light on the unhealthy or toxic masculine — which has been passed on and perpetuated by world religions and cultural belief systems.
She is a catalyst for the long-awaited union of the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine and the birth of a Divine Humanity.
The key is to recognize that this mystical process is happening both individually AND collectively at the same time. The union and the birth happen in your heart, which then ignites changes in those around you.
The subtle ways that we suppress the Fierce Feminine in ourselves are often not easy to see. They are unconscious because they are part of the cultural waters in which we swim.
For The Fierce Feminine program, we’ve invited the women teachers that we feel MOST embody some aspect of the Fierce Feminine to share their story, insights, and wisdom with you.
By tasting the freedom and fullness they’ve realized — each a facet of the larger diamond — they will illuminate the subtle ways you’ve held yourself back.
Through the whole journey, you’ll be guided, inspired, and gently held by Andrew Harvey. A scholar and mystic, he has long championed the return of the Feminine to our planet spiritually — and as a gay man, he has directly experienced how our suppression of the Feminine has hurt men as well.
He offers a powerful mirror and an energizing transmission of energy and wisdom as he weaves the teachings and wisdoms of our women faculty together into a divine tapestry.
During the 7-week program, you’ll discover six unique blessing powers of the Fierce Feminine you can open to:
The Blessing of Discernment: Like the ferocious Kali, the Fierce Feminine wields the sword of discernment, speaking and acting from her wisdom, cutting through denial and illusion.
The Blessing of Heartbreak: Terrifying as it may be, deep heartbreak can awaken you to the devastation of illusions... and to the healing power of unconditional love.
The Blessing of the Dark Night: This blessing annihilates the false self and fortifies you amid chaos and the fear of the unknown, illuminating your eternal Self, at one with all that is.
The Blessing of Great Peace: Emerging from the Dark Night, we enter the deep peace of our innate divinity — compassionate, lucid, and strong enough to hold opposing forces.
The Blessing of Sacred Passion: Activated within you, the Fierce Feminine sparks a humble nobility, profound courtesy towards all beings, and an unshakable fortitude for completing the tasks given you.
The Blessing of Sacred Action: Acting from the knowledge that all of life is sacred, the Fierce Feminine illuminates a path of sacred action which can help you embody your truest Self and your Divine Humanity.
By the end of the seven weeks, you’ll emerge more courageous, free, and whole. You’ll claim your power, speak your truth, find your inner courage, and participate in a virtual community that is deeply committed to collective healing.
Course sessions are on Mondays at 5:00pm Pacific.
In this 7-week transformational program, Andrew and his co-faculty will guide you through the core teachings of the Fierce Feminine to carry you out of the darkness and into the light of a new world.
Each weekly contemplation and 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 experience all of life as sacred — and know how to engage the sacred energy of the Fierce Feminine as your most powerful guide for sacred action.
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.
Caroline Myss is a 5-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. Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Her works include Anatomy of the Spirit, Entering the Castle, and Defy Gravity.
Carolyn Baker’s mission is to create islands of sanity in a sea of global chaos. Through her multi-faceted outreach via webinars, podcasts, live workshops, books, and articles, as well as one-on-one life coaching, Carolyn is touching the lives of thousands to assist them in preparing for the dire consequences of the collapse of industrial civilization and abrupt climate change.
Mirabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, interspiritual experience, and the transformational power of loss. Her works include Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross; The Interior Castle; Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life, and many more. Her book, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, positions her at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement.
Banafsheh Sayyad, the founder of Dance of Oneness®, is a Persian sacred dancer, choreographer, and transformational teacher. Awarded for her innovative dance, she is among the few bearers of authentic Persian dance in the world, an innovator of Sufi dance previously performed only by men, and one of the few artists who has mastered a fusion of high-level dance technique with spiritual embodiment.
Jill Angelo worked for nearly two decades in business management before changing her life’s direction to pursue an inner calling. For the past decade she has traveled extensively, studying and working with a number of leading spiritual and self-help authors. Her Sacred Space practice combines her business acumen with spiritual altruism, and represents an amalgam of the sacred places she visited and the myriad luminaries she has worked with.
Monica Sharma, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations for more than 20 years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an international expert and practitioner on leadership development for sustainable and equitable change. She works with the United Nations, universities, management institutions, governments, business, media, and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums.
In this first live session, Andrew will present our world crisis as a “Kali event” and show that our only hope of thriving and evolving lies in turning to the Fierce Feminine in total trust and total surrender. Drawing on ancient Hindu texts, he will lay out the four stages of Kali’s dance as they are unfolding, and reveal that we are now in the third stage — the severe stage — that demands urgent transformation, expressed in global sacred action.
He’ll also lay out the four major powers of Kali’s healing that are being born in her dance (reconnection, resistance, resilience, and regeneration); share the three laws that govern relationship with the Fierce Feminine (adoration, surrender, and unrelenting shadow work); and outline the six great blessings that will follow in each module, which together birth the Divine Human.
The Fierce Feminine blesses us with discernment, a lightning sword of truth that she brings down on all our illusions about ourselves, human nature, the world, and the nature of the divine itself. Such a discernment flays all pretensions and dissolves all human vanity in a bath of black acid. Terrible though this process is, the blessing of unconditional compassion for all others born from it, and the radical joy of unconditional love that flowers from the ashes of the false self provide the fuel of all enlightened activity.
Andrew will illuminate the five forms of shattering and rebirthing discernment the Fierce Feminine gives. First, discernment into the transcendent nature of reality; second, discernment into the limitations and fantasies of the human false self.
Thirdly, discernment into one’s own shadow, the shadow of others, the shadow of history and culture; fourth, discernment into the bankruptcy of all solutions not born from a transformed self; and fifth, discernment into the necessity of putting love and wisdom into radical action.
Guided by Andrew and Caroline Myss, you’ll discover:
Suffering is a treasure, for it conceals mercies;
The almond becomes fresh when you peel off the rind.
The blessing of heartbreak is that only heartbreak can dissolve in us the blocks to unconditional love.
Andrew will show how the very thing we are all most terrified of — being shattered by heartbreak at the individual and collective suffering of all beings in a world going insane — turns out through the grace of the Fierce Feminine to be the door into the burning furnace of compassion that fuels sacred action on behalf of all life.
The Fierce Feminine is challenging us to become strong in trust and adoration of her so that we can endure having our hearts slashed open again and again by her knife of reality. What she promises us is that she will pour into our heart’s widening abyss her wine of ecstatic, timeless love, the fuel for the sacredly inspired action that can transform our crisis.
Guided by Andrew and Carolyn Baker, you’ll discover:
Through the blessing of the Dark Night process, the force of the Fierce Feminine systematically annihilates the false self and births us flayed and exhausted into the self that does not die.
There is no resurrection without crucifixion, and no transfiguration of the human into the Divine Human without a death of all the illusions and concepts of the false self. Seen from this perspective, the Dark Night process is the supreme blessing on the path. Appalling and horrific though it sometimes must be, only through so relentless a surgery could the face of inherent divine consciousness be revealed.
Andrew will reveal the different stages of the blessings of the Dark Night and show how knowing that the Dark Night is a blessing fortifies you to keep yourself alive in chaos and madness, trust in miracles, hope for the future, and take joy in gambling your life away for God.
Guided by Andrew and Mirabai Starr, you’ll discover:
The Great Peace that is born after a Dark Night is the peace the Fierce Feminine gives to those she has killed into life. This peace embraces all opposites as the mysterious dance of the fierce one and is the peace beyond understanding that Jesus left as his final gift.
In such a peace, the self knows itself as infinite, both utterly still and endlessly creative. Initiated into this peace through dying into life, the lover of the Fierce Feminine becomes a dancer, grounded in divine peace and aflame with divine passion, strong enough to keep giving everything to serve and to aid the birth of a new humanity.
Andrew will present his vision of the blessing of this peace and offer powerful practices drawn from the Hindu and Sufi traditions that will help you return to this peace and live in it through all circumstances.
Guided by Andrew and Banafsheh Sayyad, you’ll discover:
The Fierce Feminine blesses those whom she annihilates with the ecstatic power of sacred passion and the nobility of sublime fearlessness. What is born by the grace of the Fierce Feminine out of the ashes of the Dark Night is the Phoenix, the golden one, the fully embodied and fully Divine Human. This new being is fueled by a sacred passion that is grounded in sacred peace, purified by unconditional compassion, and poured out in selfless service and creativity.
Andrew will present his vision of the five great passions that are united in heart, mind, soul, and body through the grace of the Fierce Feminine — the passion for the fierce one, the passion for the creation, the passion for all sentient beings, the passion for sacred relationship, and the passion for sacred activism.
When these five passions start to become active in you, you are forged into a being of humble nobility, expressing profound courtesy towards all beings, and and embodying an unshakable fortitude in the task given you.
Guided by Andrew and Jill Angelo, you’ll discover:
Perhaps our greatest fear is awakening to the depth of our crisis and being forced to change our lives to truly be of service. This fear is lethal to our survival — and the Fierce Feminine is annihilating it both by exposing us to our worst terrors and by blessing and empowering us.
Andrew will present his vision of sacred activism — inspired, guided, and refined by the Fierce Feminine. This vision will be a comprehensive vision of action that involves relationship of all kinds, the challenge and meaning of what it is to be a birth agent in our time, and the purpose of being alive at such a terrible and wonderful moment. Kali’s ultimate blessing to us will be revealed as a path of sacred action that is also the destined birthing place of a new, embodied Divine Humanity.
Guided by Andrew and Monica Sharma, you’ll discover:
In addition to Andrew Harvey’s transformational 7-week course, you’ll also receive these powerful training sessions with the world’s leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions will complement the course, deepening your understanding and practices.
For this special package, Andrew specifically hand-picked these three sessions from his 9-month The Christ Path Advanced Intensive course as important enhancements to your 7-week journey.
Session 1: Mary as the Black Madonna
In this rich 90-minute recording, Andrew shares all that has drawn him to the Black Madonna. You’ll discover her mysterious origins, attempts by patriarchal forces to suppress her original meaning, and how you can become even closer to Christ through your own embodiment of her essence.
Session 2: Two Revelations of the Black Madonna
In this deep dive into the mystical secrets of the Black Madonna, you’ll discover the gifts of a spiritual journey that includes surrendering to this revered icon and allowing her wild, fiery passion — what Andrew calls true divine love — to fill your heart.
Session 3: The Dark Gold Crown of the Black Madonna
In this session, Andrew explores the majesty and radiance of the last five black diamonds and the dark gold crown of the Black Madonna. With this knowledge that only the Black Madonna can give us, we can go through the collective and personal death necessary in order to birth a Divine Human.
Tibetan Buddhism provides a vast array of sacred practices for embodying the values and virtues of the bodhisattva, a great being whose purpose for living is to relieve the suffering of all sentient beings. In this beautiful video, Andrew guides you in Tonglen, a central practice for those on the bodhisattva path, in which one receives and transmutes the suffering of the world, a group, or an individual — placing oneself at the feet of the other and selflessly eradicating their suffering.
This selection of Rumi readings specifically selected by Andrew for their relevance to our current crisis. These highly thought- and emotion-invoking readings will assist you in exploring your spirituality and provide you with a catalyst to look within for your own answers to the questions that perplex us all. These readings are set to moving ambient music and read by Andrew himself.
Andrew and Mirabai share the ecstatic sensibilities of the poet mystics they adore, combined with a ferocious commitment to activating personal spiritual practice on behalf of the world. In teaching together over the years, they have discovered a beautiful balance between Andrew’s fire and Mirabai’s tenderness.
Any course with Andrew Harvey is profoundly inspirational. His humility, extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge of spiritual traditions, his authenticity as an awakened mystic, and his articulateness are a unique and powerfully empowering cocktail. He is clearly a conduit for a transmission of transpersonal consciousness that is so desperately needed at this time.
It is extremely inspirational to hear such eloquent, wise, and profound discussion of a spiritual topic. Andrew Harvey... brings fresh insights and new perspectives, even to those of us who have some prior knowledge of the subject.
— Dorothy Walters, Boulder, Colorado
This course literally was an answer to my prayers. Its content was powerful, and oh, so timely, while its eloquent delivery was simply exquisite... The clarity of Andrew’s vision was thoroughly enlightening; his intense passion, deeply contagious; and his authenticity and humility, inspiring examples to be followed.
— Beatriz Schriber, Houston, Texas
Andrew’s insight, intuition, and deep compassion make his instruction immensely powerful. He clearly has the benefit of many years of spiritual practice with the depth of personal enlightenment. This coupled with his immense desire to help others achieve their own highest potentials make his classes truly transformative. He is a healing tonic for the soul.
— Amber Fauson, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Andrew’s enthusiasm for his subjects has galvanized me into further inquiry into many of the areas he illuminated on this course. His wonder and excitement are so infectious. I would happily take other courses offered by Andrew and The Shift Network.
In the current state of chaos in the world, Andrew’s decades of acquired spiritual wisdom, the depth with which he shares, and what he has chosen to give to us are a golden beaming light of hope — get your butt up out of the chair, and dive into your sacred calling.
— Valerie Wolf, Napa, California
During these tumultuous times, this course has been both grounding and inspiring to me as I cast about for a spiritual perspective to navigate by. I feel that it is especially a resource for me when I’m lost, in confusion, frightened by all the losses. As I review the teachings, I sense my feet touching a path and I can reassemble myself once more and be a vessel of love and interconnection.
— Kaia Svien, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Andrew’s knowledge and passion are inspiring. You can feel it in your heart. Something shifted internally when I listened to him speak. Not always comfortable as this is not neutral material, but rather it is provoking and encouraging as is Andrew himself with his passionate love and loving compassion...
— Kellie W., Melbourne, Australia
Andrew Harvey is an amazing, patient, compassionate, incredibly knowledgeable, humble, passionate teacher. We need hundreds of thousands of people across the world to take this course and soon, so we can effect positive global change for humanity’s sake, for all the innocent species and for our beloved Mother Earth.
— Anne Belanger, Ontario, Canada
— Carmem Manning, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Fierce Feminine not only offers some of the most advanced online spiritual teachings currently available, it also offers a thriving global community of support.
Join your fellow students and practitioners from across the world in the interactive conference calls or in our online community to support and learn from each other while you learn to open your mind and expand your paradigm of reality.
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.
Seven 90-minute Class Sessions With Andrew Harvey
Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored and learn from seven of the world’s leading spiritual teachers — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session guides you to learn the specific skills and abilities to awaken your spiritual potential. Course sessions are on Mondays at 5:00pm Pacific.
Six 45-minute Audio Teachings With Co-faculty
Modules 2-7 will each include an additional audio teaching from each of the six co-faculty — to offer a different perspective on each module. You’ll receive supplemental teachings from Caroline Myss, Carolyn Baker, Mirabai Starr, Banafsheh Sayyad, Jill Angelo, and Monica Sharma.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. You can then review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Seven 30-minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll 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. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Online Community group allows you to connect with each other to find alternative times to interact.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
After each lesson, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about deepening practices and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.
The Fierce Feminine Bonus Collection
We feel honored Andrew Harvey has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to interact directly with a modern mystic and renowned scholar who draws upon age-old wisdom to connect with and inspire a global community of like minds and hearts who are doing important and transformative work in the world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop 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 exercises from the comfort of your home — at your own pace!
If you’re serious about deepening your spiritual awakening and your devotion to the Fierce Feminine within yourself and in all of life, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training with Andrew Harvey, Caroline Myss, Mirabai Starr, Carolyn Baker, Banafsheh Sayyad, Jill Angelo and Monica Sharma.
If you’re ready to take the next step on your powerful spiritual journey, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
“The light he sheds is like a meteor burst...”
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
“Redirecting the compass of our contemporary culture”
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.
— Caroline Myss, Author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts
“A powerful, provocative, prophetic appeal to sanity...”
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.
— Reverend Matthew Fox, Author of Creation Spirituality and founder of Wisdom University
“It just might save our skins”
[Andrew] 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, MD, Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
Sacred activism is the missing ingredient for most of humanity at this time. Andrew Harvey presents a compelling case of its extreme importance to save the earth and all its life forms before it is truly too late for all of us. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
— Cassandra, Bonita, California
I felt almost physically the powerful call to live larger, that I truly am larger in heart and spirit than I ordinarily live, and that to live that challenge is fully possible and essential to me or anyone, especially in the global crisis we face.
— Stephen Gambill, Corpus Christi, Texas
Each session my heart was bursting with love, fire, and passion, which now radiates out into my life transforming my experiences. Somehow I knew I must not miss this course and I was right. My heart has changed forever.
— Clare Trethewey, Auckland, New Zealand
Andrew is the most fiercely courageous, cutting-edge teacher I know of. I used to think he exaggerated when he spoke; I now realize he’s demonstrating restraint when weaving his insightful stories about the mystery. His courses have no equal.
— Stephanie Sharon, Indian Trail, North Carolina
The course material was captivating and compelling. I hung on to every word. The deepening exercises were tools to further my spiritual practice. The course deepened my longing.
— Ruby, Long Beach, California
— Maria, San Francisco, California
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 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 co-author of the bestseller, 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.
Caroline Myss is a 5-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. Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual stress patterns with diseases. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show on the Hay House network, Caroline maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule. Her works include Anatomy of the Spirit, Entering the Castle, and Defy Gravity.
Carolyn Baker ’s mission is to create islands of sanity in a sea of global chaos. This mission necessitates the development of a variety of emotional tools alongside commitment to spiritual transformation. Through her multi-faceted outreach via webinars, podcasts, live workshops, books, and articles, as well as one-on-one life coaching, Carolyn is touching the lives of thousands to assist them in preparing for the dire consequences of the collapse of industrial civilization and abrupt climate change. One of her principal goals at this time is to expand her teaching outreach online by presenting more webinars and online workshops as well as workshops for live audiences.
Mirabai Starr is a critically acclaimed author and translator of sacred literature. She teaches and speaks widely on contemplative practice, interspiritual experience, and the transformational power of loss. Her works include Dark Night of the Soul by John of the Cross, The Interior Castle, Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life, and many more. Her book, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, positions her at the forefront of the emerging Interspiritual Movement.
Banafsheh Sayyad, the founder of Dance of Oneness®, is a Persian sacred dancer, choreographer, and transformational teacher. Awarded for her innovative dance, she is among the few bearers of authentic Persian dance in the world, an innovator of Sufi dance previously performed only by men, and one of the few artists who has mastered a fusion of high-level dance technique with spiritual embodiment. Her Dance of Oneness® is a science of embodiment — living our fullest potential through loving our body, our Self and living as a lover. It fuses the art of dance: rigorous technique and self-expression, healing and spiritual embodiment. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating thousands into the wisdom of their bodies and living the sacred in everyday life.
Jill Angelo worked for nearly two decades in business management before changing her life’s direction to pursue an inner calling. For the past decade she has traveled extensively, studying and working with a number of leading spiritual, self-help authors including Caroline Myss, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Harvey, Matthew Fox and Mona Lisa Schulz. Her Sacred Space practice combines her business acumen with spiritual altruism, and represents an amalgam of the sacred places she visited and the myriad luminaries she has worked with. A native to Chicago, she lives with her husband Scott and their pack of rescued dogs.
Monica Sharma, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations for more than 20 years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an International Expert and Practitioner on Leadership Development for sustainable and equitable change. She works with the United Nations, universities, management institutions, governments, business, media, and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums. Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application — a conscious full-spectrum model — which simultaneously solves problems, shifts systems, and creates new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This model has generated sustainable results worldwide.
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; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. Other options include calling cards and discount long-distance carriers. You can also use Skype to connect to MaestroConference at no charge, and we offer a webcast which is free to use from anywhere in the world.
I have never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon to participate. I haven’t seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
– Claudia F., Medford, MA
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.
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 December 4th, 2017. 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.