Cultural Crossroads: Alexander Fiske-Harrison

2018-12-06T19:27:47+00:0013/10/2018|

Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around the world, believing this to be an important element in the advancement of human culture. In this spirit, The Idries Shah Foundation has created ‘Cultural Crossroads’, a website forum where people from many walks of life are invited to [...]

Cultural Crossroads: Explorer Rolf Potts

2018-12-06T19:28:02+00:0008/10/2018|

Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around the world, believing this to be an important element in the advancement of human culture. In this spirit, The Idries Shah Foundation has created ‘Cultural Crossroads’, a website forum where people from many walks of life are invited to [...]

Q&A with John-Paul Flintoff

2018-09-14T12:23:08+00:0008/10/2018|

About John-Paul Flintoff John-Paul Flintoff is a writer and performer. His non-fiction books include Sew Your Own, How to Change the World and The Family Project. He has published books in 16 languages: two memoirs, a novel, and three books of non-fiction. He has spoken about them to audiences on four continents. His sixth book, What [...]

Cultural Crossroads: Pico Iyer

2018-12-06T19:28:18+00:0006/10/2018|

Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around the world, believing this to be an important element in the advancement of human culture. In this spirit, The Idries Shah Foundation has created ‘Cultural Crossroads’, a website forum where people from many walks of life are invited to [...]

Cultural Crossroads: Confluence

2018-12-06T19:28:35+00:0001/10/2018|

Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around the world, believing this to be an important element in the advancement of human culture. In this spirit, The Idries Shah Foundation has created ‘Cultural Crossroads’, a website forum where people from many walks of life are invited to [...]

Cultural Crossroads: Al Gromer Khan

2018-12-06T19:28:50+00:0029/09/2018|

Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around the world, believing this to be an important element in the advancement of human culture. In this spirit, The Idries Shah Foundation has created ‘Cultural Crossroads’, a website forum where people from many walks of life are invited to [...]

Kara Kush

2018-10-06T09:54:57+00:0024/09/2018|

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, we can welcome the timely reissue of this fascinating work. The book was published in the US and UK [...]

Exhibition: Sir Richard Burton Collection

2018-09-24T09:08:54+00:0022/09/2018|

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 the Sir Richard Burton collection of paintings, photographs and objects donated to the nation by his widow Isabel, as well [...]

Cultural Crossroads: In the Land of Djinn

2018-12-06T19:29:07+00:0017/09/2018|

Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around the world, believing this to be an important element in the advancement of human culture. In this spirit, The Idries Shah Foundation has created ‘Cultural Crossroads’, a website forum where people from many walks of life are invited to [...]

Relaunch: The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin

2018-09-11T00:43:16+00:0010/09/2018|

Mulla Nasrudin Last month, ISF relaunched The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin. It’s a selection of tales about the eponymous Middle Eastern joke character Mulla Nasrudin. The jokes are widespread- the Mulla is called Goha in Egypt (Joha in other Arab countries), Hershel Ostroplier in many European Jewish jokes, Mushfiki in Tajikstan, and Afanti [...]