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April 08

The Elephant in the Dark by Idries Shah
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THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN & MUSLIM FRIENDSHIP “The important place held by Jesus among the world's six hundred million Moslems... and the agreement of both religions about the necessity for surrender to God as the means of salvation, thus m ...more

April 02

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"The important place held by Jesus among the world's six hundred million Moslems... and the agreement of both religions about the necessity for surrender to God as the means of salvation, thus makes it comparatively easy for a Moslem to address himself to Christians: the sympathy and the history are already there."Idries Shah
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"From imperial, economic and ideological causes, many cultures are the inheritors, and hence the prisoners, of attitudes of scorn and disdain for other faiths – outlooks which are not ennobling to anyone."Idries Shah
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The Magic Monastery by Idries Shah
"Another of Shah’s amazing collection of anecdotes, fables, stories and dialogues, encapsulating an ancient form of wisdom which is at once ineffable yet profound.

The late Nobel prize-winning author Doris Lessing once wrote of this story form:

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March 27

The Book of the Book by Idries Shah
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Shocking! Some think this Ancient Teaching-Story by Ahmad Yasavi of the Masters of Central Asia is a joke of some kind or a trick. For me it's an experience, an opportunity and a tool. It's a book that can do something, not just say something. You ge ...more

March 19

The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah The rib-tickling bottomless jokes in Idries Shah's third Nasrudin book beg to be retold and reread. I continue to discover more in them and in myself each time I do. Perhaps the secret to their longevity and ubiquity lies here:

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March 16

Seeker After Truth by Idries Shah
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Seeker After Truth is stuffed with delightful tales old and new together with letters, lectures, and table talk. With an intriguing unexpectedness, it invites us and provokes us to stretch our perceptions and think in new ways. Here’s a taste:

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March 13

Thinkers of the East by Idries Shah
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A provocative patchwork of sayings, writings and doings of more than 100 eastern sages on three continents, none of whom I'd ever met before. Otherworldly yet down to earth, this luminous book is both strange and strangely familiar. Beyond words and ...more

March 03

The Way of the Sufi by Idries Shah
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" "Pluck the cotton wool of heedlessness from the ear of awareness, so that the wisdom of dead men may reach your ear." Saadi of Shiraz This tasty mind- ...more "