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Catalogue 2005

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BIOGRAPHY

CONTENTS

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CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY 2 • Travel 2-3 • Cultural Themes 3-4 LITERATURE • Literature • Poetry • Humour EASTERN THOUGHT • Sufi Studies • Classics HUMANITIES • Folklore • Religion • Humanities AFFILIATED TITLES • Hoopoe Books • Other Affiliated Titles AUTHOR NOTES INDEX STOCKISTS OF OCTAGON BOOKS 5 5-6 6 7 8 8-10 11-13 14 14-15 15-16 16-17 18 18-19 20 21-22 23-25 26

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BIOGRAPHY

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BIOGRAPHY
My Khyber Marriage
MORAG MURRAY ABDULLAH

My Life – From Brigand to King The Autobiography of Amir Habibullah
AMIR HABIBULLAH

The Life and Work of Jalaluddin Rumi
AFZAL IQBAL FOREWORD BY PROF. A. J. ARBERRY

272 PAGES At the end of the First World War, Morag Murray left her safe, comfortable, middleclass existence in Edinburgh, and travelled to the distant stronghold of her husband’s family – in the mountains of Afghanistan. The change meant swapping all that was predictable in her life for adventure and the unknown. In this remarkable autobiography she describes how, during the Great War she first fell in love with the son of a noble Afghan chieftain, married him, and learnt how to adapt to the ways of his people. Murray’s stories give an intriguing insight into the lives of the mountain tribes, their culture, laws and rigid codes of honour, still very much in evidence in Afghanistan today.
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276 PAGES Bacha Saquo, the illiterate son of a watercarrier fought his way to the throne of Afghanistan and lost it within a year. Starting from nothing, and ruthless to a degree, his ambition was fired by a wandering Mulla’s prophecy of Kingship. Habibullah’s autobiography was dictated by the monarch to Jamal, his trusted henchman. The two were companions and friends, having grown up together, before the water-carrier embarked upon his reign of terror which is still remembered in Afghanistan. My Life – From Brigand to King is one of the most extraordinary biographies of any time. To read it, helps one understand the background of why Afghanistan is as it is today.
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330 PAGES Until the publication of The Life and Work of Jalaluddin Rumi, no attempt had been made to write for the general public a biography and aesthetic appreciation of the man who enriched human thought with such eloquent contributions as The Masnavi. Afzal Iqbal, an expert on Rumi’s life and his role in the dissemination of Sufi thought, is both scholarly and sensitive to the material. The book helps to unravel Rumi’s life and his teachings, enabling a greater understanding of key ideas, as well as assisting one to overcome problems in the study of Rumi’s work.
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£14.95

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CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY TRAVEL
Beyond the Devil’s Teeth Journeys in Gondwanaland
TAHIR SHAH

Escape From Central Asia
SIRDAR IKBAL ALI SHAH

Alone in Arabian Nights
SIRDAR IKBAL ALI SHAH

179 PAGES 330 PAGES 215 PAGES ‘This’, begins the introduction by Professor Edward Sir Denison Ross, ‘is one of the most extraordinary books I have ever read.’ Whether tackling highwaymen or learning how to sell trinkets, the gusto and panache of the author shines through. Adventurer, scholar, and lover of novels of the American Wild West, the Sirdar’s noble lineage does not stop him lodging in caravanserais and living like a penniless Dervish, thus offering a glimpse of the swashbuckling East that few are privileged to see. The introduction concludes: ‘So here you are, the treat of a lifetime, from the greatest contemporary writer and traveller of the East!’
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Forty-five million years ago, the supercontinent of Gondwanaland split apart. This created what are now known as India, Africa and South America. The huge landmass was named after the Gonds, a primitive tribe of central India. Meeting a Gond story-teller, Tahir Shah heard their ancient saga, and set off on an epic journey across Gondwanaland. Beyond the Devil’s Teeth is the story of his experiences as he travelled: meeting wanderers and expatriates, attending magical ceremonies and seeking treasures. Roughing it most of the way, the author’s expeditions range through sweltering India and Pakistan, Uganda and Rwanda, Congo and Liberia, Brazil, and finally through Argentina’s frozen expanse of Patagonia. ‘Nothing is what it seems in this extraordinary book. Shah is a brilliantly – The Sunday Times original writer.
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This book of twenty narratives by ‘Asia’s master writer’ Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah, can be read merely as an entrancing collection of tales of the East. However, this is to overlook the fact that they contain some of the most important illustrative and mystical content that he presented during a long life of study and teaching. Soldier, diplomat, medical man, professor and mystic, Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah sets his tales, Arabian Nights-style, in a caravan bound for Mecca. Every night, a member of the pilgrimage tells a tale. Each tale contains a priceless nugget: allegory, contemplationtheme or insight.
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£13.65

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£14.50

The Golden Caravan
SIRDAR IKBAL ALI SHAH

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165 PAGES Fifty years of travel and adventure, of writing and teaching, are spanned in this selection by the prominent Afghan author Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah. The whole flavour of the East is here: Hajis rub shoulders with Bolsheviks; Sultans with Sufis; Colonial Officers with alchemists. The Golden Caravan will take you to Turkestan, and to Egypt, to the Himalayas and the Khyber Pass. Whether you want to escape into a different magical world, or to give yourself a briefing on one of various Eastern societies, The Golden Caravan will not disappoint. Like the author’s other two dozen books, it is regarded as a classic.
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CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

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Travels in the Unknown East
JOHN GRANT

Valley of the Giant Buddhas
MORAG MURRAY ABDULLAH

Afghan Caravan

CULTURAL THEMES

EDITED BY SAFIA SHAH

198 PAGES A remarkable collection of experiences in Middle Eastern lands, Travels In The Unknown East links journeys from Istanbul to Alexandria, and from Aqaba to Damascus. John Grant’s adventures, which took place as two extensive journeys separated by almost fifty years, encounter Druze and Arab sheikhs, simple Dervishes and Coptic priests. Travelling with Grant, we experience magical ceremonies, desert ambushes and brawls with drug-smugglers. Ancient traditions, all the blaze and panoply of the immemorial East – together with some wonderful Oriental tales – meet and mingle with modernity and violence in this extraordinary book.
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309 PAGES After her marriage to an Afghan nobleman (described in My Khyber Marriage), Morag Murray travelled with her husband to his native Afghanistan, arriving there shortly after the end of the First World War. Accompanying her husband on diplomatic missions, as well as journeying with him into remote mountain regions, and the sublime valleys of Afghanistan, the author gains a rare glimpse of Afghan life and culture. Valley of the Giant Buddhas records people, whose lives had changed little in centuries, a short time before a generation of war descended on Afghanistan. The book is written with the dry charm of Mrs. Murray’s Scottish homeland, whether she is recounting an anecdote from a high profile diplomatic scene, or relating a simple encounter in the foothills of the Hindu Kush. ‘A book for connoisseurs of the unexpected.’ – Weekend Telegraph
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335 PAGES Afghan Caravan is a rich cornucopia of information from Afghanistan, ranging from folklore to traditions, from famous Afghan culinary and herbal recipes to proverbs, national tales, and even to tips on how to choose the right Afghan carpet. Many important aspects of Afghan history are considered, including the British Empire’s disastrous forays into the country a century and a half ago. With the renewed interest in Afghanistan, Safia Shah’s book acts as an invaluable reference source on all matters Afghan, making good the wide gaps in public knowledge.
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Afghanistan of the Afghans
SIRDAR IKBAL ALI SHAH

272 PAGES An informative and often entertaining look at all aspects of Afghan culture, by the celebrated scholar and savant Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah. Every page of this book sparkles with the author’s intimate knowledge of his home country, and with his natural gift for storytelling. As well as the more usual geography, and history, this book has sections on such diverse subjects as folklore, popular songs and sayings, charms, spells and divination, legends and traditions. Although first published half a century ago, it is noteworthy how much light his insights shed on the Afghanistan of today.
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0 900860 99 5

£15.50

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CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

Darkest England
IDRIES SHAH

The Englishman’s Handbook
IDRIES SHAH

with comments by the East on the West.’ – The Independent
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The Natives Are Restless
IDRIES SHAH

346 PAGES In his best-selling Darkest England, Idries Shah asserts that the English hail from a little-known place called ‘Hathaby’, but their roots go back much farther, perhaps to the distant Asian realm of Sakasina. Once a nomadic tribe of warriors, the English fled westward, bringing with them epic tales, traditions, and an Oriental way of thought. Shah charts the genius of the English in adopting and adapting ‘almost anything spiritual, moral or material’ for their own use – a faculty that has transformed them from warrior nomads into successful diplomats, businessmen, thinkers and scientists.
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222 PAGES The Englishman’s Handbook is the third book in Idries Shah’s best-selling trilogy on why the English are as strange as they are. He examines the ‘baffling phenomena of the British and Britishness’, presenting a manual of handy tips on how to muddle through while visiting English shores. An illuminating and often hilarious read, the book is just as valuable to the British as it is to foreigners. It contains all sorts of extraordinary information on how to confuse foreigners with sheer Englishness, if any do manage to break through the barriers.
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224 PAGES The Natives Are Restless chronicles some of the amazing, amusing, and thoughtprovoking adventures of the Afghan traveller and writer, Idries Shah, among members of what he calls the ‘English tribe’. It is an enthralling sequel to his bestselling Darkest England, the narrative illustrating his practised eye as an anthropologist. Shah observes how the English see themselves, and contrasts it with how the rest of the world views this eccentric island race. He also speculates on the likely continuing effect of Englishness on the future development of global society, offering unsuspecting parallels between English attitudes and Oriental wisdom. ‘I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this many-angled book, such a rich mixture of anecdote, information and history!’ – Daily Telegraph
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£9.95

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£16.95

The Dervishes of Turkey LUCY M. J. GARNETT FOREWORD BY O. M. BURKE

The Middle East Bedside Book
EDITED BY TAHIR SHAH

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£14.95

287 PAGES 202 PAGES For many years The Dervishes of Turkey, (originally published in 1912, and entitled Mysticism and Magic in Turkey), formed part of the foundation of Western understanding of the East. Its information was widely quoted and copied by others. In his introduction, O. M. Burke explains the problems arising from this: the book’s author spoke no Eastern language, and was treating a very complex subject without any clear understanding of it at all. The Dervishes of Turkey is presented almost as a cautionary tale, one in which the blind guides the blind, where the author’s good intentions channel the reader away from a genuine path of study.
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A cornucopia of lore, stories, proverbs, etiquette, and fascinating information about the region, The Middle East Bedside Book is an indispensable handbook for tourists and businessmen, Arabists and armchair-travellers alike. The treasury encompasses areas as diverse as the Arabic for words we all use every day, Bedouin greetings, camel lore, and facts and fallacies about the Middle East. For instance, King Offa of Mercia struck a gold coin with the Islamic epithet ‘There is No God but Allah’, upon it; Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dante drew inspiration from Arab sources for many of their tales. ‘A treasury of Middle Eastern stories which reveals the wealth of the traffic between the East and West… Excerpts from Western travellers’ tales are contrasted

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LITERATURE

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LITERATURE LITERATURE
IDRIES SHAH Persian literature, these tales, anecdotes and narratives are believed, by Sufis, to aid in the development of insights beyond ordinary perceptions. Here, they are translated and presented by Idries Shah.
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Caravan of Dreams

0 900860 60 X 0 863040 49 7

£12.95 £8.95

Jami:Yusuf and Zulaikha

TRANSLATED BY DAVID PENDLEBURY 207 PAGES (HBK) 230 PAGES (PBK) Caravan of Dreams distils the essence of Eastern thought in a feast of stories, sayings, poems and allegories, collected by one of the world’s leading experts in Oriental philosophy. Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single consciousness, relating mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology. Its title is inspired by the couplet written by the Sufi mystic Bahaudin: ‘Here we are, all of us: in a dream-caravan, A caravan, but a dream – a dream, but a caravan. And we know which are the dreams. Therein lies the hope.’
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philosophical romance. It tells the story of a young man, cast upon a desert island as an infant, suckled and reared by a doe, who succeeds by his own efforts in fitting himself for life in his natural environment. The author, Ibn Tufail, was one of the outstanding philosophers and scientists of his day, and hence the narrative of this tale weaves together strands from many disciplines. Despite its origins in 12th century Moorish Spain, The Journey of the Soul touches on astonishingly current issues, such as ‘the scientific method’, psychological development, and the process of evolution.
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0 900860 90 1

£12.95

The Memoirs of a Survivor
DORIS LESSING

185 PAGES Described in the Qur’an as ‘the most beautiful of stories’, the romance of Yusuf and Zulaikha is a theme to which Eastern poets have constantly returned. In Jami’s deeply moving, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining version, it finds its greatest expression. The story explores the intimate and many-levelled relationship between love and beauty, and is the most celebrated of all Jami’s works. This entirely new prose translation combines a faithful reflection of the spirit of the original, with the compulsive readability of a good novel.
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182 PAGES Doris Lessing described The Memoirs of a Survivor as ‘an attempt at autobiography’, but the book – set in a frightening near-future world amidst the collapse of civilisation – has the magical quality of a fable or allegory. From her window, the narrator watches a city where everyone has to fight for survival, and where men, women and even children are brutalised by necessity. She also watches over Emily, a girl entrusted to her by a stranger who vanishes. Emily herself is guarded too by Hugo – an animal half-dog and half-cat – a creature who dominates this tale. ‘…one of the most frightening and persuasive books I have read.’ – Daily Mail
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The Hundred Tales of Wisdom Aflaki’s Munaqib and Other Narratives
TRANSLATED BY IDRIES SHAH

0 900860 77 4

£15.50

The Journey of the Soul
IBN TUFAIL TRANSLATED BY DR. RIAD KOCACHE

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£14.95

159 PAGES Traditionally known as The Hundred Tales of Wisdom, this collection comprises excerpts from the life, teachings and miracles of the Sufi teacher Jalaluddin Rumi, together with certain important stories from his works. As well as being part of the bedrock of classical 62 PAGES The story of Hai bin Yaqzan, widely regarded as the ‘prototype’ of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, is best described, perhaps, as a

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LITERATURE

A Perfumed Scorpion
IDRIES SHAH

The Way of the Sufi
IDRIES SHAH

POETRY

The Kasidah

SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON

193 PAGES The ‘perfuming of a scorpion’, referred to by the great Sufi teacher Bahaudin, symbolizes hypocrisy and self-deception: both in the individual and in institutions. In A Perfumed Scorpion, Idries Shah directs attention to both the perfume and the scorpion – the overlay and the reality – in psychology, human behaviour and the learning process. Crammed with illustrative anecdotes from contemporary life, the book is nevertheless rooted in the teaching patterns of Rumi, Hafiz, Jami, and many other great Oriental sages. It deals with the need for and the path to knowledge and information.
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288 PAGES The Way of the Sufi presents an unparalleled cross-section of material from Sufi schools, teachings and classical writings, as a basic course of Sufi study. The author begins with the outward aspects of the teaching most likely to puzzle the student coming fresh to the subject. He considers various attitudes to Sufi ideas, and evidence of their absorption into medieval Christianity, Hinduism, Jewish mysticism and modern philosophical teachings. The greater part of the book illuminates aspects of Sufi activity and practice relevant to the contemporary world. ‘Like a door opening where one least – The New York Times expects it.’
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128 PAGES Translated by Sir Richard Burton under the pseudonym of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî after his return from Mecca in 1854, The Kasidah, an important Sufi text, was not published in English until 1880. Burton’s preface to the reader begins, ‘The Translator has ventured to entitle a “Lay of the Higher Law” the following composition, which aims at being in advance of its time; and he has not feared the danger of collision with such unpleasant forms as the “Higher Culture.”
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£9.50

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£14.50

Thinkers of the East
IDRIES SHAH

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£16.95 £9.95

Quatrains of Khalilullah Khalili
KHALILULLAH KHALILI

Wisdom of the Idiots
IDRIES SHAH

82 PAGES 198 PAGES Thinkers of the East is a collection of anecdotes and ‘parables in action’ illustrating the eminently practical and lucid approach of Eastern Dervish teachers. Distilled from the teachings of more than one hundred sages in three continents, this material stresses the experimental rather than the theoretical – and it is that characteristic of Sufi study which provides its impact and vitality. The emphasis of Thinkers of the East contrasts sharply with the Western concept of the East as a place of theory without practice, or thought without action. The book’s author, Idries Shah, says ‘Without direct experience of such teaching, or at least a direct recording of it, I cannot see how Eastern thought can ever be understood’.
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192 PAGES (HBK) 179 PAGES (PBK) In Idries Shah’s Wisdom of the Idiots, the ‘idiots’ are Sufis, called this because their wisdom penetrates to a depth which renders it inaccessible to the merely intelligent or academically-knowledgeable. The exercisestories of the Sufis are tools prepared for a specific purpose. On this level the movements of the characters in a story portray psychological processes, and the story becomes a working blueprint of those processes. Wisdom of the Idiots has been awarded many prizes, including two gold medals, one as ‘Best Book’, in conjunction with UNESCO’s World Book Year.
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Professor Khalilullah Khalili, the former Poet Laureate of Afghanistan, was born in 1907, and died in 1987. The author of more than twenty works on the subjects of history, literature and philosophy, he was a government official and a professor of literature, as well as holding the post of Afghan ambassador to Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Writing in Persian, his style was traditional with perfect rhyme and regular metre. This selection of Khalili’s Quatrains is presented with a trilingual text, in English, Persian and Arabic, and touches on the themes of love, beauty, and mysticism.
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HUMOUR
IDRIES SHAH

The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin

The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin
IDRIES SHAH

107 PAGES (HBK) 209 PAGES (PBK) Mulla Nasrudin, the wise fool of Eastern folklore, holds a special place in Sufi studies. The Sufis, who believe that deep intuition is the only real guide to knowledge, use the humorous stories of Nasrudin’s adventures almost like exercises. They ask people to choose a few which especially appeal to them, and turn them over in their mind, making them their own. Sufi teaching masters say that in this way a breakthrough into a higher wisdom can be effected. A single story can work on many levels, from great humour to initiating profound thought.
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102 PAGES Many countries claim Nasrudin as a native, although few have gone so far as Turkey in exhibiting a ‘grave’ of the wisest fool who ever lived, and holding an annual Nasrudin Festival. He is the greatest, most intriguing, character of folklore found in any Eastern land. Versions of his back-to-front thinking can be found in Morocco, Egypt and Russia, in Turkey, Greece, Albania and Afghanistan. Since Idries Shah made Nasrudin’s genius available to mainstream Western readers three decades ago, people from every walk of life have laughed at and learned from the wise fool’s inimitable escapades.
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The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin 209 PAGES and The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin
IDRIES SHAH
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The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin
IDRIES SHAH

Special Illumination The Use of Sufi Humour
IDRIES SHAH

The World of Nasrudin
IDRIES SHAH

450 PAGES 169 PAGES The appeal of Nasrudin is as universal and timeless as the truths he illustrates. His stories are read by children, by scientists and scholars, and by followers of philosophy. Idries Shah assembled this collection of Nasrudin’s trials and tribulations from ancient manuscripts and oral literature, from sources in North Africa and Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia. Many were known to the great Sufi masters, Rumi, Jami, and Attar the Chemist.
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64 PAGES Special Illumination is a term used by the great poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi to stress the importance of humour in metaphysical experience. Of it, Idries Shah says, ‘Rumi directly contradicts such numerous sourfaced religionists as, in all persuasions, find that humour disturbs the indoctrination which is all that they usually have to offer.’
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£10.50

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Nasrudin is the greatest of all Arab folk heroes, and is found across the Islamic World, from Morocco to Pakistan, and beyond. He is said to have been the wisest fool who ever lived – that is if he ever did live at all. Stories of Nasrudin’s many incarnations are studied by Sufis for their hidden wisdom, and are universally enjoyed for their humour. Sometimes Nasrudin is an impoverished itinerant or stallholder, and at others, he is the mayor, judge, vizier, or even the King. The World of Nasrudin is the fourth book in the corpus written by Idries Shah, and is the last to be published by the celebrated Afghan author.
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0 863040 86 1

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EASTERN THOUGHT

EASTERN THOUGHT SUFI STUDIES
First Among Sufis The Life and Thought of al-Adawiyya WIDAD EL-SAKKAKINI
‘Thanks be to God,’ says the 14th century author in his introduction, ‘who has… delivered us from all useless and superfluous talk…’ True to his word A Glossary of Sufi Technical Terms is both concise, and brimming with ideas. It provides explanations of the concepts and terminology used in Sufi works. It is an invaluable work of reference, which may also be read as a continuous text. Both the annotated translation and the original Arabic are presented in this edition.
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The Commanding Self
IDRIES SHAH

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£25.50

85 PAGES 332 PAGES The Commanding Self, in Sufic terminology, is that mixture of the primitive and conditioned responses, common to everyone, which inhibits and distorts human progress and understanding. This book was described by Shah as the key to understanding his entire corpus of work. While complete in itself as an anthology of hitherto unpublished work, it serves to illustrate and amplify Idries Shah’s preceding books on the Sufi Way. In its introduction, he writes, ‘Thousands of books and monographs have been written on Sufism and the Sufis, almost all of them from the point of view of other ways of thinking. The result has been chaos in the literature, and confusion in the reader. Over the centuries, some of the world’s most eminent scholars have fallen into the trap of trying to examine, access or consider the Sufi phenomenon through a set of culture-bound preconceptions.’
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Madame Sakkakini, a major contemporary novelist and scholar, here provides an impressionistic account of the life and work of Rabia, the extraordinary Sufi woman saint. Born into eighth century Basra, Rabia became an ascetic, before passing beyond this stage to that of Sufi and reputed miracle worker. She was one of the first to point out that religion, correctly understood, is not to be confused with emotionality.
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Knowing How to Know
IDRIES SHAH

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£11.50

A Glossary of Sufi Technical Terms ‘Abd al-Razzaq Al-Qashani TRANSLATED BY DR. NABIL SAFWAT,
DAVID PENDLEBURY REVISED & EDITED BY

343 PAGES Contemporary esoteric systems almost always play on the desire of mankind to seek or acquire knowledge. All but universally neglected in such systems are the – often unrecognized – barriers which prevent knowledge and understanding. Before learning can take place, certain conditions and basic factors must be in place; in the individual or the group. Building on the foundations laid in Learning How to Learn and The Commanding Self, Idries Shah in Knowing How to Know illuminates those factors. Like an ultra-violet light shone onto the petals of flowers, it reveals concealed patterns, normally invisible to our customary modes of thought.
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328 PAGES ‘Required reading’ in Sufi circles for the last six and a half centuries, this is the only readily accessible version of this key work in a Western language.

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Learning How to Learn
IDRIES SHAH

Oriental Mysticism Nasafi’s Remotest Aim PRESENTED BY E. H. PALMER

The Sufis

IDRIES SHAH

302 PAGES 100 CONVERSATIONS WITH IDRIES SHAH Condensed from over three million words, these conversations involve housewives and cabinet ministers, professors and assemblyline workers, on the subject of how traditional psychology can illuminate current human, social and spiritual problems. More than a hundred tales and extracts from Sufi lore, ranging from the eighth century Hasan of Basra, to the modern Afghan poet Khalilullah Khalili, are woven into Shah’s narratives of how and why the Sufis learn, what they learn: and how spiritual understanding develops and deteriorates in all societies.
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403 PAGES 84 PAGES Dedicated to Napoleon III of France, Professor Palmer’s systematisation of various Sufi materials has been regarded as essential reading in its subject for many years. The author makes a genuine attempt – brave for its time – to present an overview of Sufi doctrine without inserting critical interference of his own. As well as cataloguing the doctrines professed by those he calls the ‘philosopher poets of the East’, this book contains an important glossary of Sufi terms, which is indispensable for students seeking to read classical Persian poetry.
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£10.95

Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study
IDRIES SHAH

Seeker After Truth
IDRIES SHAH

When it first appeared in 1964, The Sufis was welcomed as the definitive work on the subject: rich in scope, clearly explaining the traditions and philosophy of the Sufis to a Western audience for the first time. In the four decades since its release, the book has been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has found a wide readership in both East and West. It is used as a text in scores of leading universities around the world, and the material contained within it has been applied by psychologists and physicists, by school teachers, lawyers, social workers, and by ordinary members of the public. Ted Hughes wrote of it: ‘An astonishing book. The Sufis must be the biggest society of sensible men on earth’; and Doris Lessing said of it: ‘I had waited my entire life to read this book.’ ‘Perhaps the best introduction to the body of Shah’s work, the most comprehensively informative. And one is immediately forced to use one’s mind in a new way.’ – The New York Times ‘A seminal book of the century.’ – The Washington Post
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71 PAGES Based on lectures delivered by Idries Shah in the United States, this slim volume encompasses a multitude of themes, which had scarcely impinged upon Western consciousness before. Some – such as the disabling effect of emotion, assumptions and social conditioning – feed into and have sometimes triggered contemporary psychological research. However, the book goes much further than this, providing a succinct and informative overview of Sufi practice.
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214 PAGES A treasure house of teaching materials, assembled in the Sufi manner, Seeker After Truth contains both traditional tales and stories gleaned from contemporary sources, and snippets of table talk, discussions and teachings, letters and lectures by Idries Shah. Taken together, it constitutes a handbook of materials designed to provoke a different kind of thought. ‘Unlike anything our society has produced… in its capacity to shock us into seeing ourselves as others see us, both personally and as a society.’ – Literary Review
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EASTERN THOUGHT

Sufi Thought and Action

INTRODUCTION BY IDRIES SHAH

A Veiled Gazelle
IDRIES SHAH

The World of the Sufi
BY IDRIES SHAH

ASSEMBLED & INTRODUCED

272 PAGES Previously published only as separate essays, Sufi Thought and Action – assembled and introduced by Idries Shah – covers an extraordinary diversity of Sufi ideas and activities in many countries and cultures. Included in the volume are papers on Sufi Principles and Learning Methods; Ritual, Initiation and Secrets in Sufi Circles; and Key Concepts in Sufi Understanding. The volume stands as a clear and simple handbook to many facets of Sufi study and thought. Shah’s introduction begins, ‘The object of Sufi spiritual teaching can be expressed as: to help to refine the individual’s consciousness so that it may reach the Radiances of Truth, from which one is cut off by ordinary activities of the world’.
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103 PAGES 307 PAGES A ‘Veiled Gazelle’, as the great mystic Ibn Arabi explains in his Interpreter of Desires, is a subtlety, an organ of higher perception. Sufi experientialists refer to the activation of these centres of awareness as the awakening of real knowledge of Truth beyond form. A Veiled Gazelle considers the symbolic and instrumental employment of its literature in Sufi studies. Seldom didactic, and never meant only as entertainment, such works are regarded as some of the world’s greatest and most important writing.
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Assembled by Idries Shah, The World of the Sufi is a comprehensive collection of learned essays and papers on the subject of Sufi thought. One of the book’s attractions is the way that it considers central questions and areas of study from different angles. Sufi literature, the use of humour, and Sufi communities in various cultural settings, are some of the many subjects discussed. In addition, experts in their fields comment on areas such as Sufism and Psychiatry, Indian Thought and the Sufis, and Therapy and the Sufi. Among the book’s contributors are Idries Shah, Doris Lessing, Peter Brent and Dr. Arthur J. Deikman.
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CLASSICS

TRANSLATED BY CLAUD FIELD

The Alchemy of Happiness AL-GHAZZALI

as both to accord with orthodox religion of the Islamic persuasion, and also to maintain concepts which are rarely emphasised in formal religion.
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The Book of Ecstasy The Halnama of Arifi TRANSLATED BY R. S. GREENSHIELDS

His Bostan, ‘The Orchard’, is one of the greatest of all Sufi Classics. Together with his Gulistan, it is regarded as a supreme accomplishment of Sufi thought. It contains a richness of material and beauty of poetry which are almost unparalleled. The Bostan is a mine of proverbs, quotations and practical wisdom. It contains moralistic aphorisms and teaching stories, and is recognized by eminent Sufis as concealing the whole range of the deepest Sufi knowledge which can be committed to writing.
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122 PAGES The influence of Al-Ghazzali upon Christian and Islamic thinkers of the Middle Ages is becoming more and more widely documented. Known as ‘The Proof of Islam’, Al-Ghazzali finally won acceptance for Sufism in Islam; his methods of argument and analysis are much discussed in both East and West. Indeed, some Arab scholars maintain that Al-Ghazzali was one of the very purest Muslims who ever lived. The Alchemy of Happiness is Al-Ghazzali’s own abridgement of his masterwork, The Revival of Religious Sciences.
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A Fool of God:The Mystical Verse of Baba Tahir TRANSLATED BY E. HERON-ALLEN
58 PAGES The long-standing Sufi tradition of using suitable imagery to project experiences and teaching, has naturally caused great confusion among literal thinkers, particularly in the West. The great Arifi of Herat produced a cosmological tour-de-force and literary sensation by writing his great mystical poem entirely in terms of the game of polo. This important work, written in just two weeks and cherished for centuries as a classic, is presented here with the Persian text and an explanatory introduction. Much of its interest is referred to in the conclusion of a Dervish master, that it ‘is really the book of the fallacies of raw expectation of the limitations of meditation alone, and of the incompleteness of excitement’.
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72 PAGES One of the earliest Sufi poets in Persian, Baba Tahir is famous for his use of rustic dialects rather than polished style in his expression of mystical love-poetry. He is one of the four great pioneers of the quatrain (the others were Abu Said, Ansari and Omar Khayyam), and his songs are still widely sung and revered in Central Asia. Known as ‘The Naked’, because of his disdain for outward show, Baba Tahir was visited by Sultan Tughrul Beg. Subsequently, it is believed that he granted the Sultan victory over his enemies, so long as the ruler upheld justice. Perhaps for this reason, the recitation of his work is imagined by some to grant the heart’s desire to an honest man.
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Al-Muqaddasi: Revelation of the Secrets of the Birds and Flowers
TRANSLATED BY IRENE HOARE & DARYA GALY EDITED BY DENISE WINN

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The Bostan of Saadi Saadi of Shiraz
HUSSAIN, BARLAS

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73 PAGES Consisting of four different manuscripts, published in 19th century Paris, in Arabic and French, this book is reputedly the finalisation of a corpus of material which had been begun in far earlier times. It contains a number of Sufi technical phrases, and shows how certain varieties of Sufi literature were projected in such a way

225 PAGES A pupil of the eminent Sufi Sheikh Shahabuddin Suhrawardi, Saadi of Shiraz has influenced European literature, and his works are studied in both East and West.

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FOUR SUFI CLASSICS • Salaman and Absal, by Jami

TRANSLATED BY EDWARD FITZGERALD

The Gulistan of Saadi Saadi of Shiraz

• The Niche for Lights, by Al-Ghazzali TRANSLATED BY W. H. T. GAIRDNER • The Way of the Seeker, by Hakim Sanai
TRANSLATED & ABRIDGED BY DAVID PENDLEBURY BY DAVID PENDLEBURY TRANSLATED & ABRIDGED

INTRODUCTION BY IDRIES SHAH

The Sacred Knowledge The Altaf al-Quds of Shah Waliullah TRANSLATED BY G. N. JALBANI

REVISED & EDITED BY DAVID PENDLEBURY

• The Abode of Spring, by Jami
243 PAGES 103 PAGES The Gulistan, or ‘Rose Garden’, of Saadi of Shiraz is one of the best known and celebrated books written in the Persian language. In his introduction, Idries Shah says, ‘Like all Sufi materials, Saadi’s Rose Garden contains information, and is formulated, to gain acceptance in the culture in which it is projected – and is an instrument of enlightenment and experience. Among Sufis, reading Saadi undoubtedly produces insights. In Sufi school usage, first the exterior meaning is absorbed, then the secondary meaning. This tension between the two levels, can lead to the ability to see further ranges of significance, until the stage may be reached when we find understanding beyond verbalisation.’
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The Sacred Knowledge is regarded as a fundamental text in both East and West by students of Sufi thought. Through Professor Jalbani’s rendering, the book shows how the 18th century mystic of Delhi discharged his task. In Waliullah’s own words, ‘The purpose behind writing this discourse is that only those problems pertaining to perception and the mystical unveiling are mentioned.’
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222 PAGES These four classical expositions give a cross-section of traditional Sufi instruction materials studied in Dervish schools. Together they cover the major approaches to the Sufis: the allegorical, the interpretive, the psychological and the literary.
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The Secret Garden of Mahmud Shabistari

TRANSLATED BY JOHNSON PASHA

86 PAGES Written by a little-known Persian sage of the 13th century, The Secret Garden rapidly became, and has remained ever since, one of the very greatest classics of spirituality in the East. Five centuries after it was written, two travellers introduced it to the West. This version was translated by Johnson Pasha during the 19th century, from a text prepared for the Aga Khan. Shabistari’s ideas, which can be usefully applied to our own contemporary problems, are employed daily by psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists alike.
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The Teachings of Rumi: The Masnavi
JALALUDDIN RUMI E. H. WHINFIELD TRANSLATED & ABRIDGED BY

The Treatise of the Pool
OBADYAH MAIMONIDES TRANSLATED BY DR. PAUL FENTON

The Walled Garden of Truth The Hadiqa
HAKIM SANAI BY DAVID PENDLEBURY TRANSLATED & ABRIDGED

146 PAGES 330 PAGES Forty-three years in the writing, The Masnavi was Rumi’s greatest work, and one of the most important books in the study of Sufi ideas. Of Rumi, Professor A. J. Arberry remarked, ‘It can well be argued that he is the supreme mystical poet of all mankind’; and of The Masnavi, Idries Shah says, ‘To the Sufi, if not to anyone else, this book speaks from a different dimension, yet a dimension which is in a way within the deepest self’.
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The Treatise of the Pool is a remarkable, previously unpublished, Sufi text by the grandson of the celebrated philosopher Moses Maimonides. A translation of AlMaqala al-Hawdiyya which is housed in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, the manuscript is a rare and valuable work from a thirteenth century Jewish Sufi. In his foreword, Dr Fenton notes that: ‘Due perhaps to the persistence of family tradition, Obadyah’s doctrine exhibits many analogies with, and may perhaps elucidate obscurities in, the system of his illustrious forebear. At the same time it is certainly not without intrinsic value in itself, since Obadyah’s philosophical preoccupations differ markedly from those of his grandfather. To be sure, his system, couched in a peculiar Judeo-Arabic idiom, is permeated with a philosophical mysticism that owes much to the influence of Sufism’.
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77 PAGES Continuously studied as a classic of Sufi literature for eight hundred years, The Hadiqa, or ‘The Walled Garden of Truth’, is one of Sanai’s most important works. The book is composed in such a manner as to give several readings for many passages. This affects a shift in the perceptions analogous to a change in focus on one and the same object.
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HUMANITIES

HUMANITIES FOLKLORE
AMINA SHAH

Arabian Fairy Tales

book’s depth is based upon the inner thread woven through the tales, which mirror the antics of the human mind on its way through life.
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Tales From the Bazaars
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The Book of the Book
IDRIES SHAH

327 PAGES 212 PAGES Beautiful princesses and terrifying Jinn, Caliphs rich beyond dreams, monsters and ragged beggars, wise Dervishes and talismans: all are found in abundance in this treasury of tales of adventure, enchantment and strange patterns of fate. Amina Shah gathered the thirty-three stories while on travels through Arab lands, from Morocco’s Atlas mountains to the ancient cities of Iraq. Descended from an Afghan family of writers and savants, Amina Shah is internationally recognized as a leading expert on folklore and the indigenous cultures of the Arab World.
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272 PAGES Used for more than seven hundred years as a teaching story, The Book of the Book is one of the most compelling and astonishing texts ever to emerge from the Orient. Its central premise is the simple phrase: ‘When you realize the difference between the container and the content, you will have knowledge.’ When the book first appeared in English thirty-five years ago, its printers questioned how it could be a book, as did reviewers, scholars, and people who paid money to buy it. The Book of the Book is now in its seventh impression, and is studied at university level, appreciated by all for its simple brilliance. ‘An extraordinary psychological test, in that it predicts the complete range of possible responses to itself’. – The Sunday Telegraph
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Tales From the Bazaars is a treasury of traditional folklore by Amina Shah, herself widely regarded as one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century. The collection is compiled from many of Amina’s favourite folktales, gathered from Turkey and Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan and India, from Europe and the Americas. The scope of the stories presented is quite extraordinary in itself, and is all the more unusual in that each tale in the book was collected by Amina from a verbal source. Among the stories are The Tale of Hatim Tai; The King, the Dog and the Golden Bowl; The Shah’s Ring and The Magic Talisman.
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The Assemblies of Al-Hariri
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Tales of Afghanistan
AMINA SHAH

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267 PAGES Since the time of the First Crusade, tales of Abu Zaid of Saruj have been read, admired, imitated and praised, from Spain to the Hindu Kush. Al-Hariri of Basra (1054-1122) is variously described as a silk-merchant, and a high official of the Seljuk monarch Malik Shah. He was the author of The Assemblies, regarded for eight centuries as the greatest treasure in Arabic after the Qur’an. The adventures of the astonishing rogue Abu Zaid are, on one level, entertaining in their own right. But this

115 PAGES Rivalling the magical narratives of her other books, Amina Shah’s Tales of Afghanistan is simple, elegant, and impossible to forget. Its tales, collected on Amina’s own travels in Afghanistan, are still told in teahouses and caravanserais, as they have been for a thousand years. Such stories form a powerful folklore, unique to Afghanistan, the result of centuries of being the crossroads of Central Asia. The volume contains such gems as The Leopard and the Jinn; The Amir Who was a Beggar; The Tailor and the Dev and The Well of Everlasting Life.
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Tales of the Dervishes
IDRIES SHAH

World Tales
IDRIES SHAH

The Elephant in the Dark
IDRIES SHAH

RELIGION

222 PAGES Although enormously attractive as sheer entertainment, Dervish tales were never presented merely on the level of a fable, legend or folklore. They stand comparison in wit, construction and piquancy with the finest stories of any culture, yet their true function as Sufi teaching stories is so littleknown in the modern world, that no technical or popular terms exist to describe them. The material in Tales of the Dervishes is the result of a thousand years of development, during which Dervish masters used these and other teaching stories to instruct their disciples. The tales are held to convey powers of increasing perception unknown to the ordinary man.
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410 PAGES How can it be that the same story is found in Scotland and also in Pre-Columbian America? What can account for the durability and persistence of tales? Was the tale of Aladdin and his wondrous lamp really taken from Wales (where it has been found) to the ancient East and, if so, when and by whom? These questions and more are answered in Idries Shah’s remarkable volume World Tales, which is subtitled, ‘The extraordinary coincidence of stories told in all times, in all places’. In his introduction, Shah remarks, ‘Working for thirty-five years among the written and oral sources of our world heritage in tales, one feels a truly living element in them which is startlingly evident when one isolates the ‘basic’ stories; the ones which tend to have travelled farthest, to have featured in the largest number of classical collections, to have inspired great writers of the past and present’.
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76 PAGES A group of men sought to examine an elephant in a dark room. Each took hold of a different part – an ear, the tail, a leg. Each mistook his particular part for the whole – and became convinced that an elephant was a fan, a rope, a pillar – and so on. With this seven hundred year old fable by the Sufi giant Jalaluddin Rumi, Idries Shah presents the Sufi perspective that Christianity and Islam stem from one, inner, origin. Based on his celebrated Geneva University lectures, this book dazzles with the breadth of its scholarship and the depth of its ideas.
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The Tale of the Four Dervishes
RETOLD BY AMINA SHAH

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The Nature of Religious Man EDITED BY PROF. D. B. FRY

148 PAGES 219 PAGES When the great thirteenth century Sufi teacher Nizamuddin Awliyya was ill, this allegory was recited to him by his disciple Amir Khusru, the eminent Persian poet. On his recovery, Nizamuddin placed a benediction on the book, and it is widely believed that the recitation of this story will restore the health of the ailing. The allegorical dimensions it contains are part of a teaching-system intended to prepare the mind for spiritual development.
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In the modern world, the subject of religion assumes an ever-growing importance, despite a widely-held view to the contrary. On the one hand, there is the evidence of a strong impulse towards ecumenism on the part of the established religions, and on the other, the very widespread trend among individuals towards seeking out and following religious beliefs and practices of a much less formal and less organized kind. The Nature of Religious Man is the report of a major symposium organized by the Institute for Cultural Research, designed to bring together the realms of tradition and experience in many aspects of world religion.
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HUMANITIES

The Religion of the Sufis

TRANSLATED FROM THE DABISTAN BY INTRODUCTION BY IDRIES SHAH DAVID SHEA & ANTHONY TROYER

HUMANITIES

Jorge-Luis Borges: Sources and Illumination PROF. GIOVANNA DE GARAYALDE

The Dermis Probe
IDRIES SHAH

191 PAGES A serious, yet entertaining, look at the impediments in current thought which prevent certain forms of understanding between people. The title story was made into an award-winning film with script by Idries Shah, and chosen as an Outstanding Film of the Year. The Dermis Probe comprises a collection of extracts from the written and oral tradition of Eastern thinkers. In his preface, Shah notes, ‘In this book you can find illustrated some of the peculiarities of thought in the country which is today’s world, seen by its inhabitants and by those who call themselves visitors.’
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87 PAGES 174 PAGES The Religion of the Sufis presents that philosophical classic, The Dabistan, written by a Sufi scholar based in India three hundred years ago. Constantly quoted throughout the Middle East, and widely read ever since, The Dabistan gives an excellent insight into what Sufis of the time gave out as their teaching, and what scholars and others thought of them. It well vindicates its prefatory phrase: ‘containing what has been reported by those who know what is manifest, and see what is concealed; as well as those who are attached to exterior forms, and by those who discern the inward meaning… without hatred, enmity and scorn, and without taking a part for the one, or against the other side of the question’.
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Critics and general readers have for decades been excited, intrigued, baffled and entertained by the work of the great Argentinian writer Jorge-Luis Borges. In his books and stories, ranging across the traditions of the East and West, something elusive was constantly noted as appearing and vanishing: providing a sense of direction, only to disappear, as if some guiding principle was nudging the reader towards a perennial area of self-discovery. Professor de Garayalde, intrigued by correspondences between references in Borges’ work and current projections of ancient thought, produced the first report linking the ‘Sage of the West’ with the thinkers of the Eastern tradition: about which Borges himself has said we must acquire what we can.
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Selections From the Koran

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EDITED BY SIRDAR IKBAL ALI SHAH

94 PAGES In the light of today’s gathering interest in Islam, this selection of Koranic excerpts, compiled by Afghan scholar and mystic Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah, has never seemed so timely or so relevant. Ali Shah does not claim that the chosen verses represent the spirit of the Koran as a whole; rather, ‘they are confined to excerpts which seemed to me to supply guidance on the problems of modern life.’ In this the collection succeeds admirably well with sections on such subjects as the treatment of women, inheritance, and the ministry of Jesus.
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The Magic Monastery
IDRIES SHAH

Oriental Magic
IDRIES SHAH

Reflections
IDRIES SHAH

208 PAGES Many of Idries Shah’s books are comprised of tales and teaching stories taken from both written and oral sources, which illustrate the instructional methods employed by Eastern wise men for thousands of years. The Magic Monastery differs from its predecessors in that it contains not only traditional tales, mostly unpublished – but also stories specially written by Shah to complete the book as a ‘course in non-linear thinking’. As with all of his works, The Magic Monastery is rich in thought-provoking material, and can be read and enjoyed at many levels. ‘This instalment of Shah’s contribution to our adult education is, like his others, remarkable for its precise response to the real and inner needs of our time.’ – Book of the Year, The Observer
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206 PAGES Oriental Magic is recognized as a brilliant study of how, what and why people think, in territories extending from North Africa to Japan. Profusely illustrated, the book is the product of years of research and fieldwork in a dozen different cultural regions. Its scholarly accuracy and genuine contribution to cultural understanding have made it a key text for anyone interested in informal beliefs, and esoteric practices. The work includes material on Indian alchemy, the Arabian Abjad system, on divination and talismanic charms, and it even contains an ancient Brahmin spell for immortality.
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147 PAGES Small in size, but with a powerful punch, Idries Shah’s Reflections is a collection of fables, aphorisms, and statements that challenge the conditioned mind. The book confronts the reader with unaccustomed perspectives and ideas, in an attempt to set the mind free, to see how things really are. As the book’s foreword states, ‘Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction? The best ones are delineations of what happens in real life, in the community and in the individual’s mental processes’.
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The Clever Boy and the HOOPOE BOOKS CHILDREN’S BOOKS BY IDRIES SHAH Terrible, Dangerous Animal
This award-winning series of large-format, beautifully illustrated children’s books by the Afghan author Idries Shah, presents tales from a rich tradition of story-telling. For more than a thousand years all over Afghanistan, Central Asia and the Middle East, children have been entertained and taught by these stories, and have continued to tell them in adult life.
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY ROSE MARY SANTIAGO

The Lion Who Saw Himself In the Water
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY INGRID RODRIGUEZ

The Boy Without a Name
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY MONA CARON

When a boy visits another village, he is amazed to find the townspeople terrified of something that, just because they have not seen it before, they mistake for a terrible, dangerous animal. With his own knowledge and by demonstration, he helps them overcome their fears.
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A good-natured lion is misunderstood by the rest of the jungle animals because of his loud, growling voice. He bends to drink in a pool and sees a fierce creature staring back at him. He is too frightened to drink. Just as the lion sees himself in the water, children can see themselves in him.
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The Farmer’s Wife
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY ROSE MARY SANTIAGO

The Magic Horse
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY JULIE FREEMAN

A boy seeks and eventually finds his own name and is able to discard an old dream for a new and wonderful one.
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Honors Winner 1998 National Parenting Publications Awards Youngsters will soon catch on to the pattern of this rollicking cumulative tale of a woman’s efforts to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground. They will enjoy learning the highly predictable lines by heart.
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A tale in Arabian Nights tradition about two brothers who choose different paths: one pursuing a mechanical fish that brings prosperity, the other involving a wooden horse that, after many amazing adventures, takes its young rider to his heart’s desire.
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The Man With Bad Manners
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY ROSE MARY SANTIAGO

The Old Woman and the Eagle
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY NATASHA DELMAR

The Silly Chicken
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY JEFF JACKSON

The first of these Afghan tales to be set in the West, this story is about a badly behaved man and how a young boy initiates a plan to change his behaviour and, with the help of all the villagers, succeeds. It will bring laughter to young children and at the same time teach them valuable lessons about, conflict, resolution, initiative and co-operation.
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In this amusing story, an old woman encounters an eagle for the first time. Perplexed by its unfamiliar appearance, she decides to change it to suit her own ideas of what a bird should look like.
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‘Set in the Middle East, Shah’s retelling of a Sufi story sends a gentle message to readers: just because someone says it’s so, does not make it so. With its simple language and repeating phrases, this story begs to be told; it is a classic case of ‘the sky is falling’ from an ancient culture, and it still has the ring of truth today.’ – School Library Journal
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Neem the Half-Boy
IDRIES SHAH ILLUSTRATED BY MIDORI MORI

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Because she fails to follow the precise instructions given to her by Arif the Wise Man, the Queen of Hich-Hich gives birth to a half-boy. That Neem is able to make himself complete by an act of cleverness, negotiation and compromise teaches children more than the expected, usual lesson of bravery.
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Battle for the Mind
WILLIAM SARGANT

In Search of King Solomon’s Mines Sorcerer’s Apprentice
TAHIR SHAH TAHIR SHAH

240 PAGES King Solomon, the Bible’s wisest king, built a temple at Jerusalem heavily adorned with gold from Ophir. The location of this legendary land has been one of history’s great unsolved mysteries. In this book, Tahir Shah takes up the quest, using as his leads the earliest form of the Bible, as well as geological, geographical and folkloric sources. The evidence points towards Ethiopia, the ancient kingdom in the horn of Africa whose imperial family claims descent from Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Tahir Shah’s account of his journey in search of the facts behind the fiction is every bit as exciting as Rider Haggard’s novel.
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323 PAGES (HBK) 336 PAGES (PBK) As a child, Tahir Shah learned the first secrets of illusion from an Indian magician. Two decades later, he set out in search of this man. Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the story of his apprenticeship to one of India’s master conjurors and his initiation into the brotherhood of godmen. Learning to unmask illusion as well as practice it, he goes on a journey across the subcontinent, seeking out its miraculous and bizarre underbelly, meeting sadhus, sages, sorcerers, hypnotists, and humbugs. His quest exposes a side of India that most writers never imagine exists.
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332 PAGES How can an evangelist convert a hardboiled sophisticate? Why does a prisoner of war sign a confession‚ that he knows is false? How is a criminal pressured into admitting his guilt? Do the evangelist, the POW’s captor, and the policeman use similar methods to gain their ends? These and other compelling questions are discussed in this definitive work by William Sargant. The ground-breaking work spells out and illustrates the basic technique used by evangelists, psychiatrists, and brainwashers to disperse the patterns of belief and behaviour already established in the minds of their hearers, and to substitute new patterns for them.
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The Mind Field

A Cat May Look at a King
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ROBERT ORNSTEIN

144 PAGES For years, Americans have been seeking rational, analytical answers to despair and anxiety. But now, this rational Western perception of consciousness has been challenged by an Eastern discipline which brings into sharp focus the travesty and deception underlying many of the contemporary awareness movements.
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Nine feline stories from around the world, sensitively illustrated to match each cat and its tale. ‘When Ramsay Wood retells a story, he makes a proper job of it’ – The Times
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AUTHOR NOTES

AUTHOR NOTES
AL-GHAZZALI, Abu Hamid
BORN IN THE year 1058 in eastern Persia, Al-Ghazzali was a philosopher and Sufi mystic, author of numerous books, and a man of pothymathic ability. He wrote on conditioning, indoctrination, and obsession, and his teachings had a significant influence on both Islamic and Christian thinkers of Medieval times. The Alchemy of Happiness is Al-Ghazzali’s own abridgement of his masterwork, The Revival of Religious Sciences.

GRANT, John
FLUENT IN ARABIC, Persian and Hindi, Dr. Grant spent much of his life living in, and writing about, traditional communities in the Middle East and Central Asia. His books include Through the Garden of Allah and Travels in the Unknown East.

MAIMONADES, Obadyah
GRANDSON OF THE great Jewish Medieval philosopher, Moses Maimonades, Obadyah was a distinguished philosopher in his own right, and the author of an important manuscript entitled ‘Al-Maqala alHawdiyya’, The Treatise of the Pool.

HABIBULLAH, Amir
SON OF A PENNILESS water-carrier, Bacha Saqao eventually became ‘Amir Habibullah’, King of Afghanistan; a position he filled for one year before being hanged.

MURRAY ABDULLAH, Morag
HAILING FROM A respectable Scottish family, Morag Murray fell in love with Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah, the son of an Afghan warlord, in Edinburgh during the Great War. Leaving her family behind her, she travelled eastward to the Hindu Kush, to the ancestral homeland of her husband. Morag Murray’s books present a fascinating and quite unique view of Central Asia before the last War.

ALI SHAH, Sirdar Ikbal
SON OF THE Nawab of Sardhana, and great grandson of the Afghan statesman Jan Fishan Khan, Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah is one of the most respected literary figures of the pre-War years. His dozens of books made accessible the ancient traditions and cultures of Arabia and Central Asia, in a very readable way. The Sirdar’s major works, such as Afghanistan of the Afghans, Controlling Minds of Asia and Escape From Central Asia, are today regarded as classics.

HAFIZ, Muhammed
BORN IN ABOUT 1325 in Shiraz, was persecuted in his day, and fell out of favour with the Court. After his death the subtle genius of his work was appreciated and, for centuries, Hafiz’s Diwan has been put in pride of place in the homes of scholars, aesthetics and ordinary men.

ORNSTEIN, Prof. Robert E.
PROFESSOR ORNSTEIN IS the author of many books on psychology and the human mind. He is the Chairman of The Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge, and lives in northern California.

BURTON, Sir Richard Francis
ONE OF THE greatest British scholars, explorers and Orientalists of the 19th century, Burton’s written legacy is wideranging and polymathic. He translated not only The Arabian Nights, but scores of other treatises and documents; as well as writing dozens of books, including First Footsteps in East Africa, Pilgrimages to El-Medinah and Mecca, and Lake Regions of Central Africa. In addition to writing, Burton was a diplomat, a linguist and an expert swordsman.

JAMI, Nuruddin
FIFTEENTH CENTURY AFGHAN poet and mystic, Jami spent his life in Herat, and was celebrated for his scholarship in his own lifetime. Despite numerous offers of patronage, he preferred the simple life of a Sufi scholar.

RUMI, Jalaluddin
BORN IN AFGHANISTAN in 1207 CE, Jalaluddin Rumi was without question the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language. His was the author of more than 30,000 verses, the most celebrated of which is his Masnavi. Rumi moved to Konya, in modern Turkey, where he is remembered for establishing the practice of ‘Whirling Dervishes’.

KHALILI, Khalilullah
POET LAUREATE OF Afghanistan until his death in 1987, Khalili was celebrated for his traditional style, and use of classical themes.

GARNETT, Lucy M. J.
MS. GARNETT LIVED and travelled in Turkey during the first decade of the 20th century. Her book, originally entitled Mysticism and Magic in Turkey, was much emulated for decades, regarded as the central work on the subject.

LESSING, Doris
BORN IN PERSIA in 1919, Doris Lessing was brought up in Rhodesia, before moving to Britain in 1949. Her initial novel, The Grass is Singing, about a Rhodesian farmer, his wife and their African servant, was the first of a vast body of work, much of it concerned with characters undergoing the political and social upheavals of the century.

SAADI of Shiraz
SAADI WAS BORN during the first quarter of the 13th century, and became regarded as one of the foremost scholars in Persian classical literature. He travelled west as far as North Africa, where he was held as a captive of the Franks, before returning to his native Shiraz as an elderly man. Saadi’s two most important texts are undoubtedly The Gulistan, ‘Rose Garden’ and The Bostan, ‘The Orchard’.

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SANAI, Hakim
SANAI, WHO LIVED during the 11th and 12th centuries, is reckoned to be the earliest Afghan teacher to use the love-motif in Sufism. Jalaluddin Rumi acknowledged him as one of his inspirations. Sanai is known for several astonishing works, including The Walled Garden of Truth.

SHAH,Tahir
AUTHOR AND EDITOR of ten books of travel and cultural studies, Tahir Shah is known for his unique and sometimes outlandish journeys. His books include Beyond the Devil’s Teeth, and The Middle East Bedside Book. In addition to writing, Tahir Shah has won praise for his television documentaries he has made on Africa and Latin America.

SHABISTARI, Mahmud
A CONTEMPORARY OF Saadi of Shiraz, Shabistari is the author of the celebrated mystical text, The Secret Garden. Although very little is known of his life, it is clear that his work was influenced by the spiritual upheaval of the Mongol invasion of Iran, which took place half way through the 13th century.

SHAH WALIULLAH of Delhi
A GREAT RELIGIOUS teacher of the 17th century, Shah Waliullah of Delhi distinguished himself as a major thinker from the age of fifteen. He returned to the essentials of Sufi experience in order to show that essentially Sufism is one discipline. Shah Waliullah is considered to be the bridge between the medieval and the modern in Islamic thought.

SHAH, Amina
AMINA SHAH IS widely regarded as one of the greatest collectors and tellers of traditional folktales of the twentieth century. Formerly Chairperson of the British College of Storytellers, she is the author of several important collections of stories, including Tales From the Bazaars, Arabian Fairytales and Tales From Afghanistan.

SHAH, Idries
IDRIES SHAH WAS born in 1924 into the respected Afghan family, the Sadaat of Paghman. Among his many accomplishments, he is credited with making a wide body of scholarship on Eastern traditional teachings available in the Western world. Shah’s thirty books, translated into more than 15 languages, which sell in their millions, are considered to be some of the most important literature to be published during the twentieth century. One extraordinary aspect of Shah’s work is the wide spectrum of readers his books attract: they are read and studied by psychologists and novelists, physicists and by social workers, by actors, lawyers and housewives.

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INDEX

INDEX
Afghan Caravan; Shah
HARDBACK PAPERBACK ISBN

0 863040 54 3 ISBN 0 863040 59 4

Boy Without a Name, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 20 0 HBK £11.99

HBK £16.50; PBK £8.95 Afghanistan of the Afghans; Ali Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 99 5 HBK £15.50 Alchemy of Happiness, The; Al-Ghazzali HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 81 0 HBK £11.95 Al-Muqaddasi: The Revelation of the Secrets of the Birds and Flowers; Al-Muqaddasi
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Caravan of Dreams; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 14 6 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 43 8 HBK £15.50 PBK £8.95 Cat May Look at a King, A; Wood HARDBACK ISBN 0 856921 02 5 HBK £8.50

Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, The; AND Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin, The; Shah (Two volumes in one) PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 40 3 PBK £9.95 Farmer’s Wife, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 07 3 PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 49 9 HBK £11.99 PBK £5.99

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0 900860 75 8

HBK £17.50 Alone in Arabian Nights; Ali Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 63 2 HBK £14.50 Arabian Fairy Tales; Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 48 9 PBK £8.95 Assemblies of Al-Hariri, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 86 3 HBK £16.50 Battle for the Mind; Sargant PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 06 5 PBK £11.99

Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 18 9 PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 51 0 HBK £11.99 PBK £5.99
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First Among Sufis; Sakkakini HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 45 6 HBK £11.50 Fool of God: The Mystical Verse of Baba Tahir, A; Baba Tahir HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 70 7 HBK £10.95 Four Sufi Classics; Jami, Al-Ghazzali & Sanai HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 69 3 HBK £16.50 Glossary of Sufi Technical Terms, A; Al-Qashani HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 32 2 HBK £25.50 Golden Caravan, The; Ali Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 26 8 HBK £13.50 Gulistan of Saadi, The; Saadi PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 69 1 PBK £9.95 Hundred Tales of Wisdom, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 60 X PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 49 7 HBK £12.95 PBK £8.95 In Search of King Solomon's Mines; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 791563 24 0 HBK £7.99
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Commanding Self, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 66 7 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 70 5 HBK £15.95 PBK £8.95 Darkest England; Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 75 6 PBK £9.95 Dermis Probe, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 83 9 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 45 4 HBK £14.50 PBK £8.95 Dervishes of Turkey, The; Garnett HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 52 7 HBK £16.50 Elephant in the Dark, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 36 7 HBK £10.95 Englishman’s Handbook, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 77 2 HBK £16.95 Escape From Central Asia; Ali Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 78 2 HBK £13.65 Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 22 5 HBK £12.95

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Beyond the Devil’s Teeth; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 29 2 HBK £18.50 Book of Ecstasy, The; Arifi HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 74 X HBK £9.95 Book of the Book, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 12 X HBK £15.50 Borges: Sources and Illumination; de Garayalde HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 61 8 HBK £11.95 Bostan of Saadi, The; Saadi HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 34 9 HBK £15.95

Jami: Yusuf and Zulaikha; Jami HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 77 4 HBK £15.50 Journey of the Soul, The; Ibn Tufail HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 90 1 HBK £12.95

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Kasidah, The; Burton HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 61 6 HBK £14.50 Knowing How to Know; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 72 1 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 76 4 HBK £16.50 PBK £9.50 Learning How to Learn; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 59 6 HBK £15.95 Life and Work of Jalaluddin Rumi, The; Iqbal HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 33 0 HBK £24.50 Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 12 X PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 25 1 HBK £11.99 PBK £5.99

My Life – From Brigand to King; Habibullah
HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 47 0

HBK £15.50 Natives Are Restless, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 44 6 HBK £14.95 Nature of Religious Man, The; ed. Fry HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 67 7 HBK £14.50 FROM I.C.R. ONLY Neem the Half Boy; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 10 3 HBK £11.99

Seeker After Truth; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 62 4 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 12 8 HBK £15.95 PBK £8.95 Selections From the Koran; ed. Ali Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 85 5 HBK £10.95 Silly Chicken, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 19 7 PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 50 2 HBK £11.99 PBK £5.99

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Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 78 0 HBK £10.95 Old Woman and the Eagle, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 27 8 PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 28 6 HBK £11.99 PBK £5.99

Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 297819 39 9 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 753807 28 9 HBK £13.99 PBK £7.99

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Magic Horse, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 11 1 PAPERBACK ISBN 1 883536 26 X HBK £11.99 PBK £5.99

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Special Illumination; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 57 X HBK £10.50 Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 21 7 HBK £12.95 Sufi Thought and Action; ed. Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 51 9 PBK £10.50 Sufis, The; Shah
HARDBACK PAPERBACK ISBN

Oriental Magic; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 17 9 HBK £25.50 Oriental Mysticism; Palmer HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 34 0 HBK £10.95 Perfumed Scorpion, A; Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 80 2 PBK £9.50 Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 23 3 HBK £12.95 Quatrains of Khalilullah Khalili; Khalili HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 42 X HBK £13.95 Reflections; Shah
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Magic Monastery, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 89 8 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 58 6 HBK £14.95 PBK £8.95 Man With Bad Manners, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 1 883536 30 8 HBK £11.99

ISBN

0 863040 20 9 0 863040 74 8

HBK £19.95 PBK £11.50 Tale of The Four Dervishes, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 44 8 HBK £12.95 Tales of Afghanistan; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 94 4 HBK £11.95 Tales From the Bazaars; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 84 5 HBK £14.95 Tales of the Dervishes; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 47 2 HBK £15.50 Teachings of Rumi: The Masnavi; Rumi PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 67 5 PBK £9.95

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Memoirs of a Survivor, The; Lessing HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 30 8 HBK £14.95 Middle East Bedside Book, The; ed. Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 60 8 PBK £8.95 Mind Field, The; Ornstein PAPERBACK ISBN 1883536 00 6 PBK £7.99

0 900860 07 3

HBK £10.50 Religion of the Sufis, The; HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 68 5 HBK £11.95 Sacred Knowledge, The; Shah Waliullah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 93 6 HBK £13.95 Secret Garden, The; Shabistari HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 19 5 HBK £10.95

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My Khyber Marriage; Abdullah
HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 55 1

HBK £14.95

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Thinkers of the East; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 82 9 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 79 9 HBK £14.50 PBK £8.95 Travels in the Unknown East; Grant HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 71 3 HBK £16.00 Treatise of the Pool, The; Maimonides HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 87 1 HBK £16.95 Valley of the Giant Buddhas; Abdullah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 65 9 HBK £16.50 Veiled Gazelle, A; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 58 8 HBK £10.50 Walled Garden of Truth, The; Sanai HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 35 9 HBK £11.50 Way of the Sufi, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 80 4 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 83 7 HBK £16.95 PBK £9.95 Wisdom of the Idiots; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 900860 10 3 PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 46 2 HBK £14.95 PBK £8.95 World of Nasrudin, The; Shah HARDBACK ISBN 0 863040 86 1 HBK £14.95 World of the Sufi, The; ed. Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 85 3 PBK £9.95 World Tales; Shah PAPERBACK ISBN 0 863040 36 5 PBK £14.50

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