Common sense, straight thinking and evolution are not typically associated with religion or spirituality. But it’s scattered throughout this new Large Print Edition of The Sufis by Idries Shah. Not simply Islamic mystics or “hairy-footed metaphysicians”, the Sufis and their teachings took many forms to suit the time, place and people. Surprisingly, their many insights anticipate current social scientific research. Shah’s groundbreaking book has an uncanny atmosphere: mysterious and yet curiously familiar. It’s filled with major historical figures and “secret” societies who were influenced by these remarkable people. It solves ancient lingering puzzles, only to introduce new deeper ones: not for amusement, but as something to work through or grow through. The Sufis adapted themselves to prevailing circumstances throughout history. Could their ancient practical philosophy help us make the necessary changes to solve today’s seemingly intractable problems; and even help us go beyond?
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Idries Shah's The Sufis completely overturned Western misconceptions of Sufism, revealing a great spiritual and psychological tradition encompassing many of the world's greatest thinkers. Find the book here: https://idriesshahfoundation.org/books/the-sufis/
Idries Shah’s remarkable book, World Tales, is a map of human lore. Read it to learn how intricately connected our stories are. https://idriesshahfoundation.org/books/world-tales/
9 titles in the #HoopoeBooks and @KashfisChildren storybook series are now being produced in Ukrainian bilingual editions. Our goal: Print and distribute 45,000 books to displaced #Ukrainian families as soon as possible. You can help: https://bit.ly/36oTjUD #BooksForRefugees
“The Man with Bad Manners” by Idries Shah
This story will bring laughter to young children and teach them valuable lessons about initiative and cooperation. Learn more at