Evenings with Idries Shah by Idries Shah

The Sufis have been using carefully constructed stories for teaching purposes for thousands of years. In this little book, Idries Shah explains the nature of the teaching-story and how the reader might approach this amazing material.

Collected by R. Easterling and Kamil Hafiz. read more

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Though on the surface, teaching stories often appear to be little more than entertaining fairy tales or folk tales, they enshrine – in their characters, plots, and imagery – patterns and relationships that nurture a part of the mind not reachable in more conventional ways, thus increasing our understanding, flexibility, and breadth of vision. Shocking, often funny, peppered with uncommon common sense, this far-reaching little book can actually prepare you to learn faster and more surely.