The Drowned Book

Author: Coleman Barks
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061882488
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The Lost Words of the Sufi Master and Father of Rumi Bahauddin, Rumi's father, was not only a major force in the development of Islamic spirituality, but also a deeply influential force in his son's life. In this, the first ever substantial English version of a wonderful but virtually unknown book, Bahauddin proves to be a daring, spiritual genius. His voice comes through the delightful, passionate craft of Coleman Barks, who transforms the Persian translations of John Moyne into fresh spiritual literature.

Rumi Past and Present East and West

Author: Franklin D. Lewis
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780747373
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Painstakingly researched by a leading expert, this new anniversary edition of the award-winning biography examines the background, the legacy, and the continuing significance of Jalâl al-Din Rumi, 800 years after he was born. Containing several new poems and an updated introduction, it will make a perfect gift for Rumi lovers everywhere. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from writings of the poet himself to the latest scholarly literature, this unique book is the definitive exploration of Rumi's life and work. In addition to offering fresh perspectives on the philosophical and spiritual context in which Rumi was writing, Lewis pays particular attention to why Rumi is the bestselling poet in the United States today. The benchmark in Rumi Studies, this landmark work contains new translations of over fifty of Rumi's poems, as well as never-before-seen prose, extensive commentaries, and a full annotated bibliography.

the Skills of Soul Rapture

Author: Sufi Path of Love
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244691231
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Who better than Sultan Valad could explain to us the teachings of his father? Rumi's eldest son was his intimate friend and confidant. For seventy years, says Aflaki, he illuminated the words of his father and master, miraculous, eloquent, in deciphering the mysteries and interpretation. The Master awakens the sleepy soul of the student and allows him to climb the ascending steps to Paradise. He describes us the Skills of Soul Rapture. Mawlana Rumi himself says: "I have studied a lot of science and have worked hard to offer rare and valuable things to researchers and scientists who come to me, it is God the Supreme who has decided so." And he said to his son: "O Bahâ-ud-Din, my coming into this world has come to prepare yours, for all the words that I say are speeches, but you, you are my action." It is a message for all times, a revelation of wisdom for our time

Mystics

Author: William Harmless
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195300386
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In Mystics, William Harmless, S.J., introduces readers to the scholarly study of mysticism. He expolores both mystics' extraordinary lives and their no-less-extraordinary writings using a unique case-study method centered on detailed examinations of six major Christian mystics: Thomas Merton, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen, Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, and Evagrius Ponticus. Rather than presenting mysticism as a subtle web of psychological or theological abstractions, Harless's case-study approach brings things down to earth, restoring mystics to their historical context.

The Secret History of Iran

Author: Hamad Subani
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 130408289X
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Iran is an ancient place of extreme contrasts. It is both blessed and cursed.It is home to both Islam and anti-Islam. This book attempts to trace out the Secret History of Iran, from 500 B.C. to present. This book covers the various secret groups and cabals that continue to dominate Iran, from the remnants of Mystery Babylon and the Sabaeans to crypto-Byzantines. Their little known role in the Mongol Invasion is investigated. Connections between such groups and well-known poets and intellectuals produced by Iran is methodically examined. Under the little known Khwarezm Empire, Iran served as the key to the Mongol destruction of the Islamic World. Today, Iran has once again been thrust into a similar position, as the modern-day Mongols encircle the Middle East. What role will Iran play this time?

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Rumi Meditations

Author: Yahiya Emerick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636443
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover moving meditation with one of today's top-selling poets. Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi theologian and poet who spoke of love, unity with God, and spiritual growth. Rumi and his followers, known as the Whirling Dervishes, employed music, poetry, and dance to become closer to God. This guide brings the unique practice of moving meditation to American readers, offering more than 40 meditations based on Rumi's poems. ? Includes a timeline of Rumi's life, a glossary, and resources for further exploration