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Shah, Idries 1924-1996

Overview
Works: 233 works in 1,218 publications in 18 languages and 25,370 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Legends  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Adapter, Contributor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PN6071.S85, 297.4
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The Sufis by Idries Shah( Book )
100 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A unique and little-known religion, Sufism follows a mystical teaching and a way of life that has had an enormous though largely unrecognized impact on both the East and West for four thousand years. This authoritative book fills a colossal gap in Western documentation of Eastern subjects
The way of the Sufi by Idries Shah( Book )
62 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the dervishes : teaching-stories of the Sufi masters over the past thousand years by Idries Shah( Book )
87 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Blurb: Although enormously attractive as sheer entertainment, dervish tales are never presented merely on the level of fable, legend or folklore. They stand comparison in wit, construction and piquancy with the finest stories of any culture, yet their true function as Sufi teaching-stories is so little known in the modern world that no technical or popular term exists to describe them. For centuries, dervish masters have instructed their disciples by means of these tales, which are held to contain powers of increasing perception unknown to the ordinary man. Some tales are meant to be told only to people who have received a certain mystical preparation; some are deliberately restricted in their currency to people of certain cultural traditions. Idries Shah spent many years travelling three continents to collect and compare oral versions of these remarkable stories. In one form or another, many of them have found their way into the literary traditions of both East and West. His anthology, presented in the dervish manner, contains stories drawn from the repertoires of dervish masters over a period of more than a thousand years
World tales : the extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all times, in all places ( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of 65 folktales, each with an introduction outlining the appearance of the tale in various cultures
Caravan of dreams by Idries Shah( Book )
33 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of extracts, translations, thoughts, and teachings of the Middle East and Central Asia
Wisdom of the Idiots by Idries Shah( Book )
22 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning how to learn : psychology and spirituality in the Sufi way by Idries Shah( Book )
34 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In response to the many inquiries he has received about the Sufi tradition from people from all walks of life, leading Sufi expert Idries Shah presents a clarifying series of questions and answers that illustrates how traditional Sufi concepts can resolve our social, psychological, and spiritual problems
Kara Kush : a novel by Idries Shah( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A riveting and fast-paced novel in which "Kara Kush"--Or "The Eagle," as the Afghan-born, American-schooled, Adam Durany becomes known-returns to his homeland to lead his people against the Soviet atrocities and communist infiltration that threaten to annihilate his country and its dreams of modernization. Adam, convinced that a resistance movement is imperative, rallies his followers, the ill-equipped patriots, to fight back
Thinkers of the East by Idries Shah( Book )
36 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce livre contient des matériaux propres à l'enseignement soufi, choisis en fonction des besoins de ce temps, arrangés comme le commande la tradition, non à la façon obsessionnelle de ceux qui travaillent en surface. Il s'agit là d'expérientialisme spécifique appliqué
The pleasantries of the incredible Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah( Book )
49 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silly chicken by Idries Shah( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Sufi teaching tale of a chicken that has learned to speak as people do and spreads an alarming warning, which causes the townspeople to panic without first considering the messenger
The clever boy and the terrible, dangerous animal by Idries Shah( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Sufi teaching tale of a boy who visits another village and helps the townspeople deal with their fear of something that they have mistaken for a terrible, dangerous animal
The exploits of the incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah( Book )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected stories about a popular figure in the folklore of many Asian and European countries
The magic monastery: analogical and action philosophy of the Middle East and Central Asia by Idries Shah( Book )
39 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lion who saw himself in the water by Idries Shah( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he gapes and growls at his ferocious reflection in a pool of water as shiny as a mirror, a terrified lion grows desperately thirsty
The commanding self by Idries Shah( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mixture of primitive and conditioned responses, common to everyone, which inhibits and distorts human progress and understanding
Sufi studies: East and West; a symposium in honor of Idries Shah's services to Sufi studies by twenty-four contributors marking the 700th anniversary of the death of Jalaluddin Rumi (A.D. 1207-1273) by Laurence Frederic Rushbrook Williams( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oriental magic by Idries Shah( Book )
39 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dermis probe by Idries Shah( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The boy without a name by Idries Shah( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Sufi teaching tale of a boy without a name who visits a wise man and acquires both a name and a wonderful dream
 
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Alternative Names
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シャー, イドリース
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