What Magic Is and Isn’t

For five years author Idries Shah examined obscure manuscripts in a dozen remote regions where magic persists. Originally published in 1957, most of the magical texts in this annotated and fully illustrated classic have never been published before; many in English for...

Review: A Perfumed Scorpion by Idries Shah

“Whoever might perfume a scorpion will not thereby escape its sting. Bahaudin Naqshband” Based on a series lectures delivered by Idries Shah at Universities in the United States, this lively book provides an insightful often shocking expression of the Sufi way for...

Review: Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah

Clear thinking, common sense and humour are not what we’ve come to expect from the Middle East and Central Asia. This glittering caravan of thought-provoking jokes, proverbs, table talk and tales delivers all this and more. It reveals what we share and can learn from...

Letters and Lectures by Idries Shah: A Review

Letters & Lectures is an intriguing little volume especially tailored for our culture. It’s peppered with incisive, often hilarious teaching-stories, and thought-provoking questions and answers. Sufis say that if we familiarize ourselves with the concepts, ideas...

Deliciously Shocking!

This is as close as we can get to sitting down to a Sufi Dinner Meeting, a unique educational event that’s part performance and part interaction. Shocking, often funny, peppered with uncommon common sense, this far-reaching little book can actually prepare you to...

Review: Observations by Idries Shah

  Idries Shah’s little book of Observations flashes with insight, clear thinking and humour. Each observation entices us to think, question and think again. Sufis hold that familiarizing ourselves with the concepts, ideas and thought patterns within their current...