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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The deadline for the ISF-UNESCO global storytelling competition has been extended to 31 December, 2020!
If you’re between 12/18 years old, write 250 to 500 words (in English or French) on the theme, ‘Once upon a time in my future…’
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The latest part of the trilogy is now available: The Englishman’s Handbook, in paperback and ebook formats. Audiobook coming up very soon.
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Ali said: 'None may arrive at the Truth until he is able to think that the Path itself may be wrong.'
Questions are more important than answers when they make people think. Answers are more important than questions when such answers have no questions.
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Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Adherent: Someone who will believe anything except what he should.
Caravan of Dreams
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