Caravan of Dreams [Idries Shah] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A colorful caravan of Eastern oral and written literature, this collection. A colorful caravan of Eastern oral and written literature, this collection includes many best-known Sufi teaching stories, including “The Story of Mushkil Gusha,”. Idries Shah (), whose family lived in Afghanistan for a thousand years, is an internationally known authority on the region and his books on Sufism are.
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Shah came to be recognised as a spokesman for Sufism in the West and lectured as a visiting professor at a number of Western universities. Through excerpts from traditional sources, selections from travel books, jokes, tales and the ever present direct affront, Idries Shah focuses one’s attention.
And the process of deformation of — or through? But it’s not all stories. Sometimes the man on the saddle, sometimes the saddle caravan of dreams idries shah the man. Expressing amusement and amazement at the “sycophantic manner” of Shah’s caravan of dreams idries shah in a BBC radio interview, Elwell-Sutton concluded that some Western intellectuals were “so desperate to find answers to the questions that baffle them, that, confronted with wisdom from ‘the mysterious East,’ they abandon their critical faculties and submit to brainwashing of the crudest kind”.
This is not the first time I have read this book, and I am still far from exhausting its riches. The people surrounded him, and when he was a little calmer asked: The Sufi and author Idries Shah was as a person and with his books a bridge between east and west. Love your fellow-creature first.
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Like its title, this book seems to trav Another really great book of Idries Shah’s. Some orientalists were hostile, in part because Shah presented classical Sufi writings as tools for self-development to be used by contemporary people, rather than as objects of historical study.
This contention is one of the things that distinguishes this book and others written by this author from virtually every other book I have read. Reading an The book opens with The Traditions of the Prophet and as one of the reviewers has said: Rumi and Omar Khayyam are also present in this caravan of dreams idries shah tome who is waiting for an open mind who is not afraid to be challenged No trivia or quizzes yet.
It is entertaining, but all pieces are short, and if one seeks something deeper I would recommend Shah’s other books about Sufism. His most seminal work was The Sufis, which appeared in and was well received internationally.
Trivia About Caravan of Dreams. I enjoyed it, but lost interest easily. Suzuki was for Buddhism. Caravan of Dreams 4.
Nov 18, Paul Berglund rated it it was amazing. It has wise folk tales and stories. Commenting on any part or aspect of the book seems to create a too-narrow focus on that part, and to trivialize it.
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The reception of Shah’s movement was also marked by much controversy. This volume includes several beautiful examples of travel writing taken from vreams book Destination Mecca and poignant reflections from the author himself regarding psychology, sociology, and the bars that keep humankind trapped in an avoidable maze. This is quite an ccaravan book about Sufi history, philosophy, and [teaching] stories.
There are no discussion topics on this book caravan of dreams idries shah. There are a wealth of proverbs translated from a wide variety of sources.
Want to Read saving…. Shame Cadavan don’t have a hard copy in my hand as there is nothing like the real book in your hands. I throw 12 old bone dice An anthology full of wisdom from the Middle-East. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads caravan of dreams idries shah. Thoughts from Omar Khayam.
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There are also practical advise sections: Born in India, the descendant of a family of Afghan nobles, Shah grew up mainly in England. Apr 13, Zulfiqar rated it it was amazing. But I was not sent to curse, No monkery in Islam, My back has been broken by ‘pious’ men, The holy warrior is he who struggles with himself, Anyone reviling a brother for a sin will not himself die before committing it, The Koran has been revealed in seven forms.
Very few books work with people on Caravan of dreams idries shah deeply unconscious level and the few that do usually do not admit to this fact let alone invite you to join in on this process! Shah relates the title to three traditional sources: Show me a man who thinks that he knows what ‘good’ is, and I will probably be able to show you caravan of dreams idries shah horror of a person.
And we know which are the dreams. It’s an unusual book.