Harvey, an author, teacher, and mystical scholar, has written and edited more than thirty books. His own works include Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ; The Sun at Midnight: A Memoir of the Dark Night; and A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides: Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Ramakrishna. For more information, visit


When the priest finished talking and sat down, I looked up at the statue of the resurrected Christ at the end of the church. To my absolute awe and astonishment, it became alive and began to emit radiant golden light. I knew beyond a shadow of any doubt that the living resurrected Christ was appearing to me and radiating toward me, burning an infinite passion. My whole being trembled and blazed in the exquisite, terrible, fierce, glorious force of intense, ecstatic passion flowing from Him to me. As this force entered me, it seemed to hack my chest open and split open my heart so that from the depths of my heart a smaller answering force started to radiate back to the great force emanating from the Christ.

Photograph taken by Kevin Abosch