DESTINATION MECCA REVIEW

In 1950 Idries Shah began a quest to observe and record some of the East’s most unusual people and places. His aristocratic Afghan family and openness to experience helped him access extraordinary people and places throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. Shah met...

Why don’t you make a pair of boots?

Nasrudin went to a shop of a man who stocked all kinds of bit and pieces. “Have you got nails?” he asked. “Yes.” “And leather, good leather?” “Yes.” “And dye?” “Yes.” “Then why, for Heaven’s sake, don’t you make a pair of boots?” Occasionally I manage to take...

The Dermis Probe review

The Dermis Probe is named after Idries Shah’s award-winning film based on Sanai’s and Rumi’s ancient tale: The Blind Men and the Elephant. I’ve read this book many times. Often I’ve had a strange feeling that this exotic mind-bending hodgepodge of tales and aphorisms...

A Literary “Swiss Army Knife”

Review:  The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin By Idries Shah  As a child both the Bible and Mad Magazine shook me up. Both moved me to reflect on my life, my world and beyond. When I read Idries Shah’s The Sufis as an adult, I met an outlandish character...