Sufi Studies: East and West: A Symposium in Honor of Idries Shah's Services to Sufi Studies by Twenty-four Contributors Marking the 700th Anniversary of the Death of Jalaluddin Rumi (A.D. 1207-1273)

By: Williams, L.F. Rushbrook

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First printing. Spine lightly bumped, ink stamp on half-title page. 1974 Trade Paperback. xxxvi, 260 pp. Idries Shah's books have been described in The Guardian as a peepshow into a world which most people do not imagine exists, a world light-years away from the arid, near-incomprehensible sophistries of the pedantic and modish Sufists who have turned the subject into an intellectual game, regarding it as their private preserve. Interest in Shah's books, films, broadcasts, and tapes has stimulated this comprehensive survey by twenty-four eminent scholars--many of them Sufi specialists--whose work reflects the cultures of Turkey, Pakistan, India, the Arab countries, Persia, and Afghanistan. Also represented are British, European, and American scholars. Among the subjects discussed are: the ancestry and works of Idries Shah; Sufi ecstatic methods, exercises, saints and authors; psychology; social effects; manifestations in Eastern and Western cultures; purposes and methods of the Sufis; and relevance to contemporary society.--rear wrapper

Title: Sufi Studies: East and West: A Symposium in Honor of Idries Shah's Services to Sufi Studies by Twenty-four Contributors Marking the 700th Anniversary of the Death of Jalaluddin Rumi (A.D. 1207-1273)

Author: Williams, L.F. Rushbrook

Categories: Religion, Eastern,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1974

ISBN Number: 0525473688

ISBN Number 13: 9780525473688

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2291541

Keywords: SUFI STUDIES IDRIES SHAH JALAUDDIN RUMI RELIGION RELIGIOUS EASTERN PHILOSOPHY,