The World of the Sufi by Idries Shah

Assembled by Idries Shah, The World of the Sufi is a comprehensive collection of learned essays and papers on the subject of Sufi thought. One of the book’s attractions is the way that it considers central questions and areas of study from different angles. Sufi literature, the use of humour, and Sufi communities in various cultural settings, are some of the many subjects discussed.

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In addition, experts in their fields comment on areas such as Sufism and Psychiatry, Indian Thought and the Sufis, and Therapy and the Sufi. Among the book’s contributors are Idries Shah, Doris Lessing, Peter Brent and Dr Arthur J. Deikman.

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The Sufis Audiobook: The complete audiobook of The Sufis, by Idries Shah. Read by David Ault