Essential Sufism

Paperback | December 15, 1999

byRobert Frager

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The definitive compendium of Sufi wisdom, 'Essential Sufism' draws together more than three hundred fables, poems and prayers that reveal the luminous spirit of Islamic mysticism. Embracing all eras and highlighting the many faces of Sufism, this colle

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The 1,500 year-old mysticism of the Sufis has influenced countless cultures and authors. Their goal was, and is, to develop a close personal relationship with God and to immerse themselves completely in the glory of divinity. Essential Sufism is a collection of more than 300 important Sufi writings from famous poets like Ibn Arabi, Al-...

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The definitive compendium of Sufi wisdom, 'Essential Sufism' draws together more than three hundred fables, poems and prayers that reveal the luminous spirit of Islamic mysticism. Embracing all eras and highlighting the many faces of Sufism, this colle

James Fadiman, Ph.D., is an author, teacher, and student of Sufism. He lives in Menlo Park, California. Robert Fager, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Sufi teacher, and author of two other books on Sufism, Love Is the Wine, and Heart, Self, and Soul: The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance, and Harmony.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:December 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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The 1,500 year-old mysticism of the Sufis has influenced countless cultures and authors. Their goal was, and is, to develop a close personal relationship with God and to immerse themselves completely in the glory of divinity. Essential Sufism is a collection of more than 300 important Sufi writings from famous poets like Ibn Arabi, Al-Ghazzali, Hafiz, Attar and Rumi. Fans of Sufi poetry, stories and fables will adore this wonderful collection of pieces, which speak from the finest of the Sufi literary tradition. Newcomers to the works will also love the emotional force and spiritual eloquence of the Sufi masters. 

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"A treasure of jewels in the tradition of Sufi soul-work. "I really love and value this book."-- Coleman Barks, translator of "The Essential Rumi""An awesome and eminently profound compendium of spiritual wisdom."-- "Body Mind Spirit""Reading through the many entries, one gets a feeling for the beauty and deep wisdom of the Sufis."-- "Library Journal"