Andrew Keegan: Teenage Heartthrob to Spiritual Guru


It may be surprising to see Andrew Keegan, former child actor, develop into a religious guru, however it isn’t difficult to see his commitment to the church.

For the past 10 months, Andrew Keegan, 36, has spent every Sunday at his church, Full Circle in Venice, California. He sunk everything he had into founding his church, which totaled to about $150,000. Though the ideals of his church may be intricate, they loosely follow Hinduism.

How Andrew Keegan Became a Guru

Keegan’s most known role was in 10 Things I Hate About You, when he played the most popular jerk in school. He also had a role on 7th Heaven.

From the ages of 14 to 17, Andrew Keegan could be found baring his chest in Tiger Beat and similar Playboy-esque teenage magazines for girls. He says, in an interview with Vulture, that the “images still make me cringe.” He jokes that he would like to make a friend at Google who can take them off the internet. When he was in his 20’s, he made the move to Venice, California. He messed around with real estate, while giving surf lessons and meditating. However, he yearned for something more in his life.

When he had first arrived in Venice, he joined a church called “God Realization Church”. It came to be known as the Source, a new age group whose purpose was to raise the “collective consciousness of humanity.” However, Keegan quickly realized their values were not quite in tune with his on. He loved the church itself, and buried a small rose quartz crystal. He promised he would return if there was ever “an appropriate time to be in the service of the temple.” The rose quartz is a crystal associated with magic and love.

Full Circle

The church never has the same sermon or even intention each week. The sessions start with intention-setting, such as altruistic intentions or love, which is followed by group chanting “we love you” to each member of the congregation. They hold hands, talk and share stories while playing music.


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