I am very much influenced by the writing of the Sufi saints of the Middle East and Iran. I developed a love for Islamic architecture, writing and religious practice when I co-wrote 'istanbul to Cairo on the cheap' for Lonely Planet Publications.
When I first read the words of Idries Shah I sought to learn as much as I could about the role of the Sufi in western mysticism. Most people know 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam', Ravel's 'Bolero', whirling dervishes, and assassins. This is just the start of a journey into deeper Sufi mysticism. This is a vast subject and I will attempt to add more information as I post my illustrations.
At present I am editing my version of the 'Book of the Book' - it will be published by this means in due course. A wise Sufi would probably say it will never happen... and therefore it happened, never!
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"The Grape that can with Logic absolute
The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute:
The subtle Alchemist that in a Trice
Life's leaden Metal into Gold transmute."
- Rubaiyat of Omar Khay'yam, XLIII