How do stories affect the mind? A diverse group of educators, scientists, therapists and writers address how stories can help us better understand how we think
Behind the door of my father’s study was a shelf. On that shelf were three piles, the contents of which were of immense interest to us three children.
The Idries Shah Foundation is partnering with charities around the world to distribute Idries Shah’s work. Our newest partner is the incredible voluntary organisation in the United States, Access Books. Access provides books to schools and community libraries in Los Angeles, where the majority of students live at or below the poverty line. Since 1999, … Read More
Our Turkish translation programme is going full steam ahead — part of our effort to reseed the material Idries Shah drew from the East in the Islamic world.
We’ve started creating animated versions of our popular children’s books and we’re proud to present the first in the series. Watch The Onion and peel away its layers of wisdom!
You can support ISF’s work in giving Idries Shah’s books and stories to Afghans. We will continue to find ways and means to distribute them to Afghans whatever the situation.
Children from around the world joined us for a live awards ceremony, read their winning stories and spoke about what inspired them to enter our global competition.
We have received thousands of submissions from around the globe, helping the World Tales competition truly live up to its name. And over the past few months, we’ve enjoyed reading them all. Selecting a shortlist from the truly impressive collection of imaginative, thought-provoking, powerfully-executed stories has involved some tough choices! But we have narrowed it … Read More
The response to the ISF-UNESCO competition has been amazing. We received thousands of stories from around the world – Mongolia, Iran, Chile and many more. It’s taken months to catalogue each story and to select a short-list of 60. The short-listing has been a particularly difficult task as the quality of the submissions has been … Read More
I am hoping that what I am able to offer is what I received as a child, as the result of these stories: the world viewed temporarily through different eyes.