What We Can Learn from Loving Animals: A Conversation with Andrew Harvey

Two monkeys sitting in a tree with their arms around each other, facing away from camera

In a fascinating, passionate wide-ranging podcast, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey and Dr. Susan Eirich of the Earthfire Institute explore the nature of the human/animal/nature relationship. They discuss the dangers of projecting our own human emotions and motivations onto animals, the value of learning to appreciate the animal self, and the joy and pain we experience as we form lasting, meaningful relationships with the animals in our lives. 

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books—including the best-selling titles ‘The Hope’ and ‘The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.’ He has won the Christmas Humphries Prize (‘A Journey in Ladakh’), the Nautilus Prize twice (‘The Hope’, ‘Light the Flame’), and appeared in two recent films (‘Dancing in the Flames,’ and Ethan Hawke’s ‘Seymour: An Introduction’). He 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 United States. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Sacred Activism. 

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