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
https://hoopoebooks.com/the-man-with-bad-manners/

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Aubrey Davis
Timeline photosHow can it be that the same story is found in Scotland and also in Pre-Columbian America? What can account for the durability and persistence of tales? Was the tale of Aladdin and his wondrous lamp really taken from Wales (where it has been found) to the ancient East and, if so, when and by whom? These questions and more are answered in Idries Shah’s remarkable volume World Tales, which is subtitled, The extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all times, in all places. In his introduction, Shah remarks, ‘Working for thirty-five years among the written and oral sources of our world heritage in tales, one feels a truly living element in them which is startlingly evident when one isolates the “basic” stories; the ones which tend to have travelled farthest, to have featured in the largest number of classical collections, to have inspired great writers of the past and present.’ idriesshahfoundation.org/books/world-tales/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Aubrey Davis
Big news here at Kashfi's Children. Our books are finally ready to print in the UK and in Poland. We're starting with 27,000 copies in English/Ukrainian for distribution by the British Red Cross, here in the UK and with another 27,000 copies printed in Poland and being distributed by four humanitarian organisations there. It couldn't be happening without your donations. Thank you.The fundraiser is still live for anyone still wishing to donatewww.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/kashfis-children ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

Aubrey Davis
Humans are storytelling creatures. An excellent webinar. Peppered with fresh perspectives old and new. And tellers of tales and people doing all kinds of imaginative and useful things with them to help make this world a better place.The Power of Stories - Hosted by Saira ShahWatch ISF’s latest webinar on Tuesday, December 14 at 1800 GMT* in partnership with UNESCO. This event was recorded before an audience of teenagers from around the world.www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RRI_JMKcoAHow do stories affect the mind? Safia Shah shares some of Idries Shah’s teaching stories, and Saira speaks to a diverse group of educators, scientists, therapists and writers, each using stories to better understand how we think and to bring about change.Her guests include:Professor Joe Devlin, Experimental Psychologist, University College LondonLucy Hawking, Children’s Novelist and Science EducatorPerry Ground, Storyteller of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga NationDr. Ayesha Ahmad, Senior Lecturer in Global Health, St. George’s University of LondonRobert Twigger, award-winning author and poetStephen Brooks, PsychotherapistTawona Sitholé, UNESCO Artist-in-Residence, University of GlasgowDo join us for this fascinating, lively discussion!(*New York 1300, Paris 1900, New Delhi 2130) ... See MoreSee Less
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