“These penetrating metaphysical and spiritual teachings cross the divides of culture and time, providing unexpectedly modern insight.” This is a book I’ve just begun to read myself. So far I’m very impressed at Peter Coates highlighting of the relevance of Ibn ‘Arabi’s work to modern thought and the immense treasure of the master’s ontological and… Read More The Metaphysics of Ibn ‘Arabi
“Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami, a facsimile illuminated manuscript that collects four of Nizami’s best-known works in both Persian and English. Nizami’s poetry reflects the concerns of many of the people of his times: virtue, man’s destiny, love and passion. His epic Layla and Majnun is interpreted by Sufi mystics as being a parable… Read More Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami
I have just added this DVD to the bookstore. It is a beautiful film in the tradition of Sufi storytelling. With its haunting music and atmospheric cinematography it opens the heart as you walk the path with a young girl and her grandfather to a gathering of dervishes. Just click here or on the image… Read More Bab’Aziz:The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul
“Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240) was one of the great mystics of all time. Through the richness of his personal experience and the constructive power of his intellect, he made a unique contribution to Shi’ite Sufism. In this book, which features a powerful new preface by Harold Bloom, Henry Corbin brings us to the very core of… Read More Alone with the Alone by Henry corbin
Image via Wikipedia Love is the journey, love is the destination, and love is the fuel for the journey. The Sufi is a natural traveller.
A collection of essays on the Sufi tradition by some of the best known contemporary writers on the subject. “For hundreds of years, the inner spiritual core of Islam has been the focus of Sufi practitioners and thinkers. Those initiated into its mysteries have sometimes expressed them in ecstatic poetry, in a symbolic language of… Read More Sufism: Love and Wisdom
Image via Wikipedia Many of the great saints of Islam were also prolific writers and although Sufi practices sometimes caused controversy among the more legalistic minded, many of the Sufis were equally well versed in the other Islamic sciences and based their lives and work solidly on the Qur’an. For a Sufi it is the… Read More Classical Sufi Writers