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Learning How to Learn

100 Conversations with Idries Shah 

Condensed from over three million words, these conversations involve housewives and cabinet ministers, professors and assembly-line workers, on the subject of how traditional psychology can illuminate current human, social and spiritual problems. More than a hundred tales and extracts from Sufi lore, ranging from the eighth-century Hasan of Basra, to the modern Afghan poet Khalilullah Khalili, are woven into Shah’s narratives of how and why the Sufis learn, what they learn, and how spiritual understanding develops and deteriorates in all societies.
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