The World Tales StoryBank

The World Tales StoryBank

Idries Shah believed that stories are not merely a part of culture – but rather that they are culture. During his lifetime, he published thousands of tales drawn from all corners of the world. Shah delighted in observing how varying versions of the same tale might be found in China,...

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The Hand-printed Stories Project

The Hand-printed Stories Project

In a world preoccupied with speed and mass production, we have been working to slow things down. Inspired by a special edition of The Tale of the Sands, produced in 1980 – and limited to just fifty copies – we have teamed up with a wonderful print-making collective in Bristol....

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ISF Awards

ISF Awards

At the heart of ISF’s work is the spirit of honing oneself into the best person you can be – a thread running through Idries Shah’s many publications. This idea of personal fulfilment, is coupled with the ideal of giving rather than taking – opening oneself up to a full...

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