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The Revelation of the Breath
The Revelation of the Breath (October 2009)
A Tribute to Its Wisdom, Power, and Beauty
Sharon G. Mijares - Editor
Seyyed Ali Kianfar - Foreword by

Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.

Faced with unrelenting stresses from daily news, relationships, health, and financial conditions, and unsatisfied with the temporary and side-effect-riddled relief that pharmaceuticals provide, millions are finding measures of peace and positive energy through mindful breathing practices. In this book, Stanislav Grof, Neil Douglas-Klotz, Sharon G. Mijares...(Read More)
 
 
Rumi's Mystical Design
Rumi's Mystical Design (October 2009)
Reading the Mathnawi, Book One
Seyed Ghahreman Safavi - Author
Simon Weightman - Author
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

Reveals the sophisticated design of Rumī’s Mathnawī, showing that this seemingly unstructured work both describes and functions as spiritual training.

This landmark book reveals the structure of Rumī’s thirteenth-century classic, the Mathnawī. A beloved collection of 25,000 picturesque, alliterative verses full of anecdotes and parables on what appear to be loosel...(Read More)
 
 
Knowing the Spirit
Knowing the Spirit (January 2007)
Ostad Elahi - Author
James Winston Morris - Translated with an introduction and notes by

A modern spiritual classic on the perfection of the soul by a renowned writer from the Islamic tradition.

Ostad Elahi’s Knowing the Spirit provides a concise and remarkably illuminating philosophic account of our unique place in the universe: of the creative expressions of the divine Spirit throughout nature, and of the process of the soul’s deepening perfection through all the challenges and less...(Read More)
 
 
Green Man, Earth Angel
Green Man, Earth Angel (November 2004)
The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the Soul of the World
Tom Cheetham - Author
Robert Sardello - Foreword by

Argues for a renewed vision of the cosmos based on the centrality of the human encounter with the sacred.

Green Man, Earth Angel explores the central role of imagination for understanding the place of humans in the cosmos. Tom Cheetham suggests that lives can only be completely whole if human beings come to recognize that the human and natural worlds are part of a vast living network and that the material and spiri...(Read More)

 
 
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt
Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt (February 2004)
The Wafa Sufi Order and the Legacy of Ibn 'Arabi
Richard J. A. McGregor - Author

Using the original, little-known writings of Sufis Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa', this book explores the development of the idea of Islamic sainthood in the post-Ibn 'Arabi period.

Using the original writings of two Egyptian Sufis, Muhammad Wafa' and his son 'Ali, this book shows how the Islamic idea of sainthood developed in the medieval period. Although without a church to canonize its "saints," the Islamic tradit...(Read More)
 
 
Kernel of the Kernel
Kernel of the Kernel (May 2003)
Concerning the Wayfaring and Spiritual Journey of the People of Intellect (Risāla-yi Lubb al-Lubāb dar Sayr wa Sulūk-i Ulu'l Albāb) A Shi'i Approach to Sufism
Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ṭabāṭabā'ī - Author
Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ḥusaynī Tihrānī - Compiled, edited, and expanded
Mohammad H. Faghfoory - Translator
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Foreword by

An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.

Kernel of the Kernel
is an authoritative work on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective that is not only fascinating, but also contains much practical advice. In addition to providing a theoretical discussion of spiritual wayfaring, it is also the account of a personal fifty-year spiritual journey by Sayyid Muhammad Hus...(Read More)
 
 
The Self-Disclosure of God
The Self-Disclosure of God (January 1998)
Principles of Ibn al-'Arabi's Cosmology
William C. Chittick - Author

Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization.

The Self-Disclosure of God offers the most detailed presentation to date in any Western language of the basic teachings of Islam’s greatest mystical philosopher and theologian. It represents a major step forward in making available to the Western reading public the enormous riches of Islamic teachings i...(Read More)
 
 
The Throne Carrier of God
The Throne Carrier of God (August 1995)
The Life and Thought of 'Ala' ad-dawla as-Simnani
Jamal J. Elias - Author

This book constitutes a comprehensive investigation of the life and teachings of one of the most famous Sufis of the Iranian world. Simnani spent his early life as a courtier at the Ilkhanid Mongol court and was a cherished companion of the emperor Arghun. After a mystical experience on the battlefield, he turned his back on a life of luxury and became a Sufi. He advanced rapidly in his spiritual quest and soon became one of the most influential Suf...(Read More)
 
 
Imaginal Worlds
Imaginal Worlds (October 1994)
Ibn al-'Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity
William C. Chittick - Author

In this book Chittick explains Ibn al-Arabi's concept of human perfection, his World of Imagination, and his teachings on why God's wisdom demands diversity of religious expression. He then suggests how these teachings can be employed to conceptualize the study of world religions in a contemporary context.

"Imaginal Worlds is an excellent summary and a solid interpretation of Ibn al-Arabi's teachings." -- Gerhard Bowerin...(Read More)
 
 
All the King's Falcons
All the King's Falcons (October 1994)
Rumi on Prophets and Revelation
John Renard - Author

This book looks at Rumi's insights into the meaning of the second half of the basic Muslim creed, namely, the nature and function of revelation through prophets.
All the King's Falcons draws out Rumi's distinctive and creative insights into Islamic religious culture by focusing on his treatment of prophets as instruments in God's communication with humankind. But there is more to Rumi's views of revelation than meets the eye, for he does...(Read More)
 
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