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Here is Andrew Harvey's most complete statement on Mary and his vision of the Divine Mother as both a social and spiritual revolutionary. "Perhaps the most radical aspect of Harvey's message is also the simplest:

"Only the transforming power of love can make the salvation of the human race possible." -Common Boundary

In The Return of the Mother, acclaimed scholar and teacher Andrew Harvey unearths the sacred feminine in major world faiths and passionately calls on us to follow this path for an authentic and empowering relationship with the divine.

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Here is Andrew Harvey's most complete statement on Mary and his vision of the Divine Mother as both a social and spiritual revolutionary. "Perhaps the most radical aspect of Harvey's message is also the simplest:

"Only the transforming power of love can make the salvation of the human race possible." -Common Boundary

In The Return of the Mother, acclaimed scholar and teacher Andrew Harvey unearths the sacred feminine in major world faiths and passionately calls on us to follow this path for an authentic and empowering relationship with the divine.

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eBook (512 pages)
Published: August 20, 2013
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Imprint: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583948200
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