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July 10

The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah
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NASRUDIN’S upside down world is filled with fanatics, bigots, idiots, hypocrites, incompetents, innocents and thieves. It is a world of foible, folly and most importantly humour. It reveals the good sense and wisdom of Eastern cultures that we stereo ...more

June 13

The World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah
"This is the fourth collection of Mulla Nasrudin jokes and stories published by Idries Shah, and contains hundreds of anecdotes of this 'wise fool' teaching figure. While simply entertaining and enjoyable, the stories also appear to be used in Sufi st" Read more of this review »

June 08

Knowing How to Know by Idries Shah
read in June, 2020
Knowing how to Know shines light on “eastern” traditional and “western” scientific concepts unfamiliar or misunderstood in our culture. Best read with an open mind, it’s loaded with clear thinking; common and uncommon sense. It presents a rare opport ...more

May 23

The World of the Sufi by Idries Shah
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read in April, 2020
This beautiful new edition is a treasure-trove of learned essays about Sufis and their work, assembled by Idries Shah. It demystifies mysticism. It includes excerpts from the Arabian nights, jokes, works of the classical masters, Central Asian hypnot ...more

April 12

Added a quote by Idries Shah
"Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."Idries Shah
Added a quote by Idries Shah
"Right time, right place, right people equals success.
Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history."
Idries Shah

April 07

The Secret Lore of Magic by Idries Shah
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read in April, 2020
For five years author Idries Shah examined obscure manuscripts in a dozen remote regions where magic persists. Originally published in 1957, most of the magical texts in this annotated and fully illustrated classic have never been published before; m ...more

April 06

The Secret Lore of Magic by Idries Shah
"When most people hear the word “magic,” they automatically think of the illusions performed by the stage entertainers who bill themselves as magicians. But from time immemorial, a different kind of magic has fascinated – and frightened – millions of " Read more of this review »
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The Secret Lore of Magic by Idries Shah
"Crazy, entertaining but repetitive, often funny, very original. These were among my first impressions of THE SECRET LORE OF MAGIC. Did Shah derive all his materials (including the drawings) from old manuscripts, or did he invent some of it, I couldn’" Read more of this review »

April 04

The Idries Shah Anthology by Idries Shah
rated a book it was amazing The Idries Shah Anthology by Idries Shah
read in April, 2020
This beautiful anthology by Idries Shah’s daughter Saira is a masterful introduction to his vast body of work and a fresh perspective on Sufism. It contains chapters on the jokester sage Mulla Nasrudin, poetry, proverbs, teaching stories and more. Sh ...more