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The Sufis

Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, [1990?], ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Idries Shah
ISBN: 0385079664 9780385079662
OCLC Number: 21948767
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover by Doubleday & Company, Inc. in 1964"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvii, 451 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Islanders --
Subtleties of Mulla Nasrudin --
Sheikh Saadi of Shiraz --
Fariduddin Attar, the chemist --
Our master Jalaluddin Rumi --
Ibn El-Arabi: the greatest Sheikh --
El Ghazali of Persia --
Omar Khayyam --
Secret language: the Coalmen; Builders; Philosopher's stone; strange rites; chivalric circle; Head of wisdom; Francis of Assisi; Secret doctrine --
Higher law --
Book of the Dervishes --
Dervish orders --
Seeker after knowledge --
Creed of love --
Miracles and magic --
Teacher the teaching the taught --
Far East --
Appendix I: Esoteric interpretation of the Koran --
Appendix II: the Rapidness.
Responsibility: Idries Shah ; introduction by Robert Graves.
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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.

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