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.
Whether you are just becoming interested in the Sufi path or you are already on the way this book by Carl W. Ernst offers a treasure of Sufi writings from the past 10 centuries. “The prose and verse readings in this book were chosen to interest the many people who have become attracted to Sufi… Read More Teachings of Sufism
Author and Sufi teacher, Phillip Gowins, writes here of the important role that Sufi master Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan played in bringing the Sufi path to the West. He also describes his own progress and adventures along this path. “The aim of the 1,500-year-old spiritual tradition of Sufism, it has been said, is “the elimination… Read More The Sovereign Soul
“Writing from the small Moroccan town of Sale to friends in the capital city of fez, Ibn Abbad composed numerous letters of spiritual direction that spoke to the concrete problems of his devotees. A selection of these letters, written between 1365-1375, is included here.”
You might ask why I am including a book on Sephardic Jews in a bookstore that focuses on Sufi literature. While this book covers the complete history of Sephardic Jews on the Iberian Peninsula continuing on after their expulsion by the Catholic Monarchs and persecution by the inquisition, up to the present day, I am… Read More Jews of Spain: A History of the Sephardic Experience