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Inhaltsangabe: A colorful caravan of Eastern oral and written literature, this collection includes many best-known teaching stories of the dervish philosophers and mystics, writings by Idries Shah on Mecca and on Islam, poetry, proverbs, allegories, and symbolic tales of amazing richness and variety as "The Story of Mushkil Gusha", "The Magic Horse", and "The Two Brothers".
The collection as a whole makes delightful reading, and at the same time brings the reader closer to the spiritual essence of the Middle East which is of overwhelming contemporary interest and value. A favorite gift book.
Über den Autor: As the urgency of our global situation becomes apparent, more and more readers are turning to the books of Idries Shah (1924-1996) as a way to train new capacities and new ways of thinking. Shah has been described as "the most significant worker adapting classical spiritual thought to the modern world."
Shah was educated in both the East and West, by private tutors and through wide-ranging travel and personal encounters - the series of journeys which characterize Sufi education and development. In keeping with Sufi tradition, his life was essentially one of service. His knowledge and interests appeared limitless, and his activities and accomplishments took place in many different countries and in numerous fields of endeavor.
Shah was Director of Studies of the Institute for Cultural Research, an educational organization sponsoring interdisciplinary and crosscultural studies of human thought; a founding member of the Club of Rome; a Governor of the Royal Humane Society and the Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables; and the founder of publishing house Octagon Press.
Shah's landmark book, "The Sufis", invited readers to approach Sufi ideas and test them out. The evident and common sense made it clear that here was a sane, authoritative voice in the wilderness of the gobbledegookish mysticism of the sixties. The lively, contemporary books on traditional psychologies, literature, philosophy and Sufi thought that followed established a broad historical and cultural context for Sufi thought and action. These have so far sold over 15 million copies in 12 languages worldwide and have been awarded many prizes. They have been reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Times, The Tribune, The Telegraph, and numerous other international journals and newspapers.
University and college courses throughout the world are employing Shah's books, or works based on them, in a wide variety of disciplines including sociology, psychology and literature.
In 1969, Idries Shah was awarded the Dictionary of International Biography's Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Service to Human Thought. Other honors included a Two Thousand Men of Achievement award (1971), Six First Prizes awarded by the UNESCO International Book Year (1972), and the International Who's Who in Poetry's Gold Medal for Poetry (1975).
According to his obituary in the London Daily Telegraph "it is impossible to assess his influence, and his legacy is incalculable".
He was, it is said, the Sufi Teacher of the Age.
"The most interesting books in the English language." Saturday Review
"A major psychological and cultural event of our time." Psychology Today
"One is immediately forced to use one's mind in a new way." New York Times
The instrumental function of Shah's work is now well established among people from all walks of life. Stockbrokers, scientists, lawyers, managers, writers, physicians, and diplomats have found Shah's literature for human development "extraordinary".
"It presents a blueprint of the human mental structure." Robert Ornstein, Ph.D.
"Extremely useful in teaching students about management and computers." Thomas Malone, MIT
"Idries Shah provides the unique perspective that allows us to assess real motivations and social biases in a more accurate light." E. Neilsen, Attorney at Law
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Pr, 1988. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Ed. (U.K.). N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP82947531
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Press, London, 1971. Brown Cloth. Buchzustand: Good. No Jacket. Second Impression. gilt titles spine, "These stories adhere, return, seeming somehow to expand after reading into an area beyond outer consciousness. Like fine poems, their balanced harmonies appeal. Like great poems, they. seem to enrich, elevate, nourish, without intellectualisation or special emotional attunement. The experience is more than rewarding, and impossible to forget." faint marking to front cover, 207 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Eastern Philosophy; Sufism; Esoteic; Philosophy. ISBN: 0900860146. ISBN/EAN: 9780900860140. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00138. Buchnummer des Verkäufers EST00138
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Press, Limited. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0900860146 Ships promptly from Texas. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HCI8148GAGG042617H0693
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Press Ltd, 1971. Buchzustand: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. , 400grams, ISBN:0900860146. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 6843475
Buchbeschreibung The Octagon Press, 1971. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG. Second Impression. ***1971 SECOND IMPRESSION***VG hardback in VG dustwrapper. 1971 The Octagon Press, Second Impression.Name & date top of front endpaper, hint of age-yellowing to endpapers. Wrapper has hint of sunning to spien and tiny touch of rubbing to head & tail of spine & corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 024077
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR003407434
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Press, London, 1978. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Dust Jacket. 207 pp. Tightly bound. Text is free of markings. Light ding to tip of lower back corner. This copy has a black dust jacket with white type face. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 056171
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Missing. Second Printing. Good hardcover. 1971 2nd impression Bind is sturdy and intact. Text is very good throughout. Light shelfwear to boards, light rubbing on bottom board edges. Foxing to outer edges of book. NOT ex-library. No dust jacket. Sticker ghost on front paste-up. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 209889
Buchbeschreibung The Octagon Press, London, 1978. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Hard covers in tidy condition with a similar dust jacket, from the library of ( Lord ) Thurlow bearing his name Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 056368
Buchbeschreibung Octagon Press, Limited, 1988. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0900860146