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Changing the way we view ourselves and the world one story at a time...
ISF is devoted to championing a sense of imagination, and to teaching stories – the kind of which are contained in the large published corpus of the writer and thinker, Idries Shah.
Engaged in a wide range of charitable projects on a world-wide basis, the Foundation seeks to stimulate the minds of both young and old by regarding the world in new ways.
In collaboration with UNESCO, ISF has begun a major story-writing competition for children in five languages and 180 countries. Other projects are working to give illustrated books to kids in Afghanistan and other conflict zones on a mass scale, thereby sparking the innate sense of imagination in young minds.
Yet another endeavour is striving to build the first global StoryBank – bridging disparate societies through stories – which we regard as the essence of all culture.
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The ISF Publishing 2019 Catalogue lists the full collection of Idries Shah books in both Spanish and English, including books now available for purchase and those coming in 2020. It includes the ISBN numbers of all editions, including hardcover, paperback, pocket, Kindle ebook, EPUB ebook, and other editions.