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I-SHAH-1Idries Shah devoted his life to collecting, selecting and translating key works of Eastern Sufi classical literature, adapting them to the needs of the West and disseminating them in the Occident.

Called by some ‘practical philosophy’, by others ‘templates in straight thinking’ – these works represent centuries of Sufi thought aimed at the development of human potential to its fullest extent.

They stress virtues such as common sense, clear-thinking and humour to counteract religious (and any other) dogma.

As such they may be viewed as an antidote to radicalism and fanaticism much needed in the world today.

The Idries Shah Foundation exists to make sure that these works remain available to the public – both in the East and in the West.

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2409, 2018

Kara Kush

Kara Kush is Idries Shah’s only novel. It was written in the early 1980s in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Given that the repercussions of that invasion are still with us today, [...]

2209, 2018

Exhibition: Sir Richard Burton Collection

Following the £3.8 million development project Transforming Orleans House, there is now a new Study Gallery at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham showcasing nearly 100 works from the Richmond Borough Art Collection. This includes [...]

1709, 2018

Cultural Crossroads and Djinns

by Samantha Herron The Author When author Samantha Herron visited Morocco for the first time it changed the course of her life. On her return to London she abandoned her successful art career in [...]