ISF PERSPECTIVES

PSYCHOLOGY, CULTURAL EXCHANGE, INSPIRATION

Welcome to ISF’s new digital magazine. Read interviews with leading thinkers, explore our special series on how psychology, science and the arts are shaping the way we view the world, and try some episodes of our popular podcast.  You can also listen to tales of mystery and wonder, narrated by none other than Michael Palin and Stephen Fry.
Welcome to ISF’s new digital magazine. Read interviews with leading thinkers, explore our special series on how psychology, science and the arts are shaping the way we view the world, and try some episodes of our popular podcast.  You can also listen to tales of mystery and wonder, narrated by none other than Michael Palin and Stephen Fry.
ISF Perspectives

The ISF interview

ISF Perspectives

SPECIAL SERIES - EYE ON THE WORLD

ISF speaks with some of the world’s leading travel photographers – including Ed Grazda and Delphine Warin – about their travels and experiences and what makes the world tick. ‘Tradition in the form of continuity, heritage and lineage is the cornerstone of many of my photographs,’ Nick Fleming tells us. ‘I’m motivated to record certain ways of life that in my short career have changed fundamentally and forever.’

ISF Perspectives

ISF RESEARCH PAPERS | MONOGRAPHS

ISF’s latest monographs include Professor Leon Pompa’s lecture on Vico’s Theory of the Causes of Historical Change; former news editor Edward Campbell’s lecture, Some Unusual Aspects of Communication; and author Peter Brent’s paper, The Indian Guru and his Disciple. These were originally published by The Institute for Cultural Research.

ISF RESEARCH PAPERS | MONOGRAPHS

Founded in 1966, The Institute For Cultural Research brought together an eclectic group of individuals – from the sciences, the arts, business, government, and all manner of other disciplines. Established under the leadership of the writer and thinker Idries Shah, ICR considered profound questions facing human society, seeking answers by tackling problems in new ways. Or rather, as Shah insisted – in an ancient way. Such systems were employed routinely by human civilisation, until recent divisions and sub-divisions disrupted well-honed methods of advancement and progression. ICR’s Monographs were written by invitation of the board of trustees – ranging widely in subject from the importance of storytelling to secret societies in West Africa. An extraordinary cornucopia of published work, they form a unique resource in their own right, and are being made available by The Idries Shah Foundation.


Read more
ISF Perspectives

Story Time

ISF Perspectives

In The News

ISF Perspectives

PRACTICAL PSYCHOLOGY - PODCASTS

We are delighted to share the news that our podcast now has over 100 episodes, which are released on a weekly basis on Thursday mornings at 8am UK time. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings and audio versions of our blog posts. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault.