Idries Shah (), whose family lived in Afghanistan for a thousand years, is an internationally known authority on the region and his books on Sufism are. A colorful caravan of Eastern oral and written literature, this collection includes many best-known Sufi teaching stories, including “The Story of Mushkil Gusha,”. 1 May Caravan of dreams by Idries Shah; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Sufism, Tales, Accessible book, Protected DAISY, In library.

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Like its title, this book seems to trav Another really great book of Idries Shah’s.

Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah

Commenting on any part or aspect of the book seems to create a too-narrow focus on that part, and to trivialize it. His early writings centred on magic and caraban. Headings, not in that order and the list is not exhaustive. A dream caravan, a caravan but a dream, a dream but a caravan. Much of the material in the book can help us to see ourselves, by showing us what we are like in some states.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When you finish it, you will not be the same person you were before you started it. I throw 12 old bone dice Seen on a bookshelf in Benjamin Linus’ house.

Or, Fortune ‘When Fortune knocks, open the door,’ they say. I imagine, for the moment, this remarkable book as Try, all your life. Like the suggestion that we study “[t]he growth, development and activity of informal coercive agencies, not often recognised as such because of the poorly delineated identification and measurement tools in current use.

This book was so good I didn’t finish it.

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But I was not sent to curse, No monkery in Islam, My back has caravann broken by ‘pious’ men, The holy warrior is he who struggles with himself, Anyone reviling a brother for a sin will not himself die before committing it, The Koran has been revealed in seven forms.

Here he presents eastern mind, traditions, humor and history in his very own special way — humoristic, erudite and wise.

This book is largely short entertaining stories and parables – a nice thing to have in your hip pocket as you stroll about. The experience is more than rewarding, and impossible to forget.

Caravan of Dreams

Be careful before turning this book’s pages. Nov 29, Peter rated it it was amazing.

Shame I don’t have a hard copy in my hand as there is nothing like the real book in your hands. Shah relates the title to three traditional sources: There are relentless psychological appraisals in ‘Saadi: Caravan of Dreams Front cover of Caravan of Dreams Idriez he established a publishing house, Octagon Press, producing translations of Sufi classics as well as titles of his own.

Not bad for a Scot.

It’s an unusual book. On Envy’ and surprisingly vivid anecdotes like ‘The Artillery’ also very sbah. Informing, instructing, entertaining, alarming: The publisher, ISF Publishing http: I can’t point to any spot in the book and say, “There! Trivia About Caravan of Dreams. No trivia or quizzes yet. There are also practical advise sections: Each verse has an inner and outer meaning, Speaking the truth to the unjust is the best of holy wars, and many more.

My only wish is that true multi faith practioners subject to a test of their Islamic knowledge can oof on that glorious quest.


Here is one page. Jul 19, Ita rated it it was amazing. Tales of the Dervishes. This contention is one of the things that distinguishes this book and others written by this author from virtually every other book I have read. Then read it again and see how it and you have changed. I flew from the secret world Desiring to wing at once to heights. The insides fit its given title to the core.

Shah hopes to assist readers of his shaj in many ways, one of which is to provide a kind of immunity to prolonged bouts of extremist thought and action, whether localised in an individual mind, or manifested within a larger group or culture.

Suzuki was for Buddhism. What a lovely book. Here’s a little sample: The Table Talk too is full of stories, piquant observations, and aphoristic-like remarks that bear thinking about, such as: Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single shh, relating mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology.

Throughout the book notes are sounded, models given, maps drawn. The ‘lens’ of commentary shrinks and deforms the object. I think this is intentional and it certainly keeps one’s interest from flagging! Open Preview See a Problem? Rumi and Omar Khayyam are also present in this beautiful tome who is waiting for an open mind who is not a The perfect book for this era of Islamophobia and irrational thought against a culture very much misunderstood by and in the West.