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Llmcgowan rated it really liked it Jul 18, Sep 05, Michael T. Muhammed Shah Jan-Fishan Khan.
The interior of the house was decorated in a Middle-Eastern fashion, and buffet lunches were held every Sunday for guests in a large dining room that was once the estate stable, nicknamed “The Elephant” a reference to the Eastern tale of the ” Elephant in the Dark “.
This is a “classic” from the field of Conspiratorial studies, which I’ve started many times over the last twelve or so years but never finished until now.
A Popular Dictionary of Paganism. Shah presented Sufism as a form of timeless wisdom that predated Islam.
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The reception of Shah’s movement was also marked by controversy. But rationally, rationally I can’t see it!
Sufism is, in fact, not a mystical system, not a religion, but a body of knowledge. An entertaining read, if a little difficult to slog through sometimes. Islamic Culture — an English Quarterly. Shah frequently characterised some of his work as really only preliminary to actual Sufi study, in the same way that learning to read and write might be seen as preliminary to a study of literature: Special Problems in the Study of Sufi Ideas.
But the arkonn where we are living has lost this skill, a skill they certainly once had. It is not some regurgitated stuff from the East or watered-down Islam or anything like that.
Shah and Ornstein met in the s. His own axioms preclude the very possibility.
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Elizabeth and I went to wrkon with the Hoares to meet Shah, who turned out to be a young man in his early 40s. Archived from the original on 17 December The Case of Idries Shah”. However I did enjoy the read.
Available to ship in days. To him, stories represented much more than mere entertainment.
Retrieved 5 November State University of New York Press. He saw them as complex psychological documents, forming a body of knowledge that had been collected and refined since the dawn of humanity and, more often than not, passed down by word of mouth. Retrieved 2 September Nov 08, Tucker rated it liked it Shelves: He used to say that the great collections of stories from the East were like encyclopedias, storehouses of wisdom and knowledge ready to be studied, to be appreciated and cherished.
More a study of religion than societies, I think; most were really more what I would call mystery cults. At that time, Bennett had already investigated the Sufi origins of many of Gurdjieff’s teachings, based on both Gurdjieff’s own numerous statements, and arkln travels Bennett himself made in the East where he met various Sufi Sheikhs.
A collection of positive assessments of Shah’s work entitled Sufi Studies: A light and cursory reading that mixes scholarship with sensationalism. Trivia About A History of Secr