connecting psychotherapy and spiritual growth for human awakening
Richard appeared with Jessica Anne Nichols George on the Main Street Universe radio show on Blogtalkradio on 4th May 2013, hosted by Daniel Michael. You can hear the show by following this link on Blogtalkradio: essential self
My new book Your Essential Self: The Inner Journey to Authenticity and Spiritual Enlightenment will be published in July 2013 by US publishers Llewellyn Worldwide. This book is now available for pre-ordering from Amazon - see Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.
The competence and diligence of Llewellyn's editorial team has helped me to produce a book on the Three Stages of Awakening that is at once complete and accessible. There are plentiful exercises and anecdotes to illustrate and vividly color the psychological and spiritual content.
This book presents the central core of my thoughts and innovations over the last few years. Please see Your Essential Self for more details.
Richard appeared with Pamela Cummins on this radio show on Blogtalkradio on 23rd October 2012, hosted by Jethro Smith. You can hear the show by following this link on Blogtalkradio: psychicsgonewild
Plans are currently in preparation for the first Arhat community, situated near Berchules in Andalucia, southern Spain. People who are interested in contributing, participating or applying for residency in the community should consult the Arhat Proposal at www.servingyourjourney.com first, before writing to us at from our contact form at therapyandspirituality.com
The Arhat project is a Residential Spiritual Community Initiative and an Experiment in Sacred Living, based on my Three Stages of Awakening.
“We need you. You need water… use your social media edifice to feast on humility and ask the universe for contributions towards a well.” – from a grateful friend.
Your generous contributions bring us to permissions and the digging stage; thank you. There's still a long way to go. We have 3,125 Euros with 16,635 Euros to find! So, I need to appeal again to see if we can reach our target. Your donations enable us to proceed a step at a time. My PayPal account, accessed using pay online on my site, is a convenient way to achieve this and I thank you in advance for your consideration. To request full details please use our contact form.
If you are interested in learning about how to support my work in other ways please see offer support.
On 14 May 2012, Guruji’s Shiva Day, Guruji Aruneshvar, Spiritual Master of the Param Shiva Adi Nath Sect, Blue Light Foundation for Shiva, Mumbai, India gave me the name Moksha Anand Nath. Moksha Anand Nath means the liberation of the soul from suffering through spiritual initiation, bliss or happiness, and protector, refuge or lord. Thus the full meaning is “protector of blissful liberation.”
Guruji Aruneshvar had been extraordinarily forthcoming with endorsements and praise for my work (and suffering some wonderful criticism for it; one follower remarked in response to his accolades for me: “for sure he is a cow-eater!”) for which I am most grateful and fortunate. You can read Guruji’s testimonials here on the website in the right columns of Your Questions and The Location.
This is the second time I have received an Indian name. In 1978, at the Rajneesh Ashram in Poona, India, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later Osho) initiated me into sannyas, giving me the Indian name Swami Anand Gitamo, which means “master of the song of bliss.”
Over 120 articles in two listings – Psychotherapy and Spirituality and Parenting, Family and Society – are now available to read, download and share on my Articles page. These articles represent twenty-three years of psycho-spiritual writing and include such topics as:
Happiness · Spiritual Paths · Old Age · Woman’s Psyche · Sacred Living · Inner Work Practice · Impersonal Enlightenment · Awareness · Criticisms of Modern Day Spirituality · Time · Transformation and Consciousness · Joseph Campbell · Therapeutic Relationship · Exhaustion in Healing · Symbol and Myth · Dream Interpretation · Stages of Psycho-Spiritual Development · Meditation · Character Defense · Couples Relationships · Qualities of Psycho-Spiritual Practitioner · Anger · Personal Therapy · Spirituality- what is it? · Metaphysics · Authenticity · True Nature · Inner Journey · Forgiveness · History of Growth Movement · Humanistic Psychotherapy
Plans are in motion now to convert this body of work into a blog. So, for those of you who are interested in my writing, please review it in the present (old-fashioned) format of a group of articles before it is given the blog treatment and let me know if you find it an improvement.
Finally, some people who are new to my work have expressed the need for direction in studying my approach and thought through my writings and courses. So I have given this consideration and I recommend starting lightly with the many, many pieces of writing (long and short) on my LinkedIn page and on my Facebook page. I suggest you then go on to the Articles page on this site, initially choosing the topics that draw you; then onto the Books page. Finally, check on the latest online course on my Calendar of Workshops and Courses to see if the topic focus attracts you. Begin with workshops and courses and work your way up toward longer ongoing courses.
I will be offering a free talk entitled Awareness, Compassion and Transcendence to an international audience via a Skype conference call as my contribution to this wonderful initiative—the Worldwide Holistic Day (WHD). My talk will include a guided exercise—The Consciousness Practice—which can be used at any time, as a regular practice, in times of stress, illlness, emergency, or as a lifetime practice for re-centering and connecting with the essential center of your being, the source of life and the divine love within.
Full details will are on my website, social media and newsletter. You may contact me if you would like to be added to my mailing or would like to participate on the day by sending a message to me from my contact form on this site.
Lucrezia Pierro’s inspired vow to develop a network of healers to teach, heal and ease suffering worldwide in response to “the cry for healing” shows just the kind of expanded vision—beyond the boundaries of partisanship, nationalism, and self-interest—that we need more of to expand and develop a worldwide consciousness and to usher in a spiritual revolution of heartfelt caring and spiritual awakening for humanity. I encourage you to support Lucrezia and WHD by offering a free event or participating in one on 02 Oct 2012 (see the WHD website: http://lupierro.wordpress.com/).
Let us join together as one family on the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, 2 Oct 2012, and give and receive for the benefit of all beings, all life and collective awakening.
WHD email: email@example.com
Therapy and Spirituality Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/therapyandspirituality
I am now offering an ongoing program of specifically themed lecture-seminars online, with one-to-one tuition and optional written assignments, experiential tasks and psycho-spiritual practices. The training takes place in small groups via Skype conference calls, individual calls, and email. See our courses and workshop calendar, and courses for deepening spirituality - the online courses are clearly marked.
The next course that takes place is The Priorities of Transcendence - What is Absolutely Necessary for Human Awareness? This consists of three lecture seminars, the first on 1st August 2012.
I appeared on The Light Within—Awakening The Inner Healer radio show on Monday 30th January 2012 on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel, hosted by Joan Jacobs. The show presents holistic approaches and methods of healing with the intention to inform, support and inspire listeners to create true wellness. To hear Joan Jacob's interview with Richard Harvey, go to The Light Within—Podcasts, hover over the podcast title “Connecting Psychotherapy”, dated 30th January 2012, and click the play button.
In the meantime I have been in consultation with another top MBS publishing house and I am currently preparing a book entitled The Alphabet of Awareness for a new book proposal.
If you have visited Cortijo Llano de Manzano for a personal retreat, you will know that the accommodation and facilities have been spread across the yurt and the main house up to now.
We have been building new accommodation to provide a double bedroom, shower and washroom, sitting room/kitchenette space with wood burner, as well as a private patio and garden for your personal retreat.
The new accommodation is in an eco building, made of sustainable materials, and the work is being carried out with great care and diligence. It is in the old goat shed, a 200-year old natural stone building attached to the casita.
The renovations include rendering the inner walls with lime and marble dust stained with natural earth pigments. The limecrete floor will be coated with Carnuba wax. Last year our local eco builders finished the natural hemp roof and a ceiling of chestnut wooden beams and caña.