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Back Issues 2010s

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Issue 91

THE LIMIT OF REASON AND THE PRACTICE OF SUFISM  by Alireza Nurbakhsh
WHY NOT TAKE ALL OF ME? by Mary Gossy
HIMALAYAN BUDDHIST NUNS AND GENDER EQUALITY by Dominique Butet with Photographs by Olivier Adam
RABI’A AL-ADAWIYYA AL-QAYSIYYA by Safoura Nourbakhsh
TASTING MANNA by Mary Lane Potter
PAUL WEBER – A TRIBUTE by Dani Kopoulos
THE TAVERN’S THRESHOLD by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh

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Issue 90

DEVOTION by Alireza Nurbakhsh
TROUBLED WATERS by Mark Nepo
LOSING THE NARRATIVE SELF by Philip Edmondson
HASAN SIJZI OF DELHI – The Persian Ghazal by Rebecca Gould
THE LIVING CHRIST AND CREATION SPIRITUALITY – Interview with Matthew Fox
SUFISM IN PRACTICE – Interview with a Sufi Shaykh
THE PROPHET – A New Animation of Kahlil Gibran‘s bestselling classic
OUT OF THE “MELTING POT” – The American Sufi Project – Sharib Khan and Dan Kurfirst
INSIDE THE MIRACLE:  Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness Reviewed by David Paquiot
MEMOIRS OF A MOTH:  The Life of Shaykh Tosun Al-Jerrahi Reviewed by Jawid Mojaddedi

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Issue 89

THE SPIRITUAL GUIDE by Alireza Nurbakhsh
TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS IN TIBETAN BUDDHISM by Jay Valentine
IRADA / DEVOTION: THE SPACE WHERE SUFISM HAPPENS by H. Talat Halman
THE GUIDE: INTERVIEW WITH A SUFI SHAYKH interviewed by Safoura Nourbakhsh
TRANSCENDANT BEING OR FALLIBLE HUMAN? by Angela Burt
CHESHM by Dani Kopoulos
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA Director Paola Di Florio interviewed by Sholeh Johnston
THE ECSTACY OF MUSIC Mehmet Ali Sanlikol in conversation with Sholeh Johnston Hafez—Translations and, Interpretations of the Ghazals translated by Geoffrey Squires reviewed by David Paquiot
The Principles of Sufism by A’ishah Al-Ba’uniyyah reviewed by Terry Graham

POETRY
THE MASTER’S GRACE by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
IN GETTING THERE by Mark Nepo
THE BEYOND WITHIN by DANIEL SKACH-MILLS
GIVE UP WHAT YOU SEE WITH YOUR EYES by Kathleen M. Kelley
I LOVE YOU by Ali Asghar Mazhari

FEATURED POET
BILL WOLAK LOST AT THE CROSS ROADS

FEATURED ARTIST
MATTHIEU RICARD

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Issue 88

DETACHMENT by Alireza Nurbakhsh
GUARANTEED FOR LIFE by Mary Gossy
DARKNESS HAS FALLEN by Sister Miriam MacGillis
OMEN ON THE ROOFTOP by Safoura Nourbakhsh
RUMI’S PREFERENCE FOR SCANDALOUS SUFIS by Jawid Mojaddedi
SUFI PRACTICE & CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOANALYSIS by Michele Rousseau
BOOT CAMP OF COLLAPSING FORMS by Jan Shoemaker
THE THEATRE OF PETER BROOK The Invisible Made Visible by Joe Martin
SACRED SEED Compiled and edited by the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) by Rachel Carson
Review by Janet Jones

POETRY
REMEMBERING YOU by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
I THOUGHT I COULD FOLLOW by John Wolf
AMOR FATI by André Bjerke, translated by Hossein Kashani
THE BREATH OF THE ZEKR by Irving Karchmar
CHORDS by Roger Loff

FEATURED POET
JOHN WOLF

FEATURED ARTIST
PATRIZIA MAÏMOUNA GUERRESI

FEATURED WEBSITE POET
FARRAH A. BOLVARDE

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Issue 87

CLIMATE CHANGE by Alireza Nurbakhsh
SEEKING THE KOGI by Maria Gutierrez with Sholeh Johnston Kogi
SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY The New Revolution in Consciousness by Les Sponsel
ANDY GOLDSWORTHY Photo Essay: Shaking Hands with Nature introduction by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
EVERYTHING THAT I LOVE IS FREE by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
IN PRAISE OF SABI: A LETTER FROM EARTH by Dani Kopoulos Sabi
INTERVIEW SATISH KUMAR’S New Ecological Paradigm interviewed by Llewellyn Smith and Annie Stopford
CULTUREWATCH PLANETARY Towards a Cosmic World View: an interview with Planetary Collective interviewed by Sholeh 
SILENT SPRING Fiftieth Anniversary Edition by Rachel Carson Review by Peter Valentyne
THE ANIMALS’ LAWSUIT AGAINST HUMANITY review by Terry Graham
DREAMING A NEW EARTH review by Terry Graham

POETRY
THE BROKEN-WINGED BIRD by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
ESHQ by Roger Loff
ECOLOGY by Jeni Couzyn
A PERFECT DAY by Chris Hoffman
THE MACHINE ENDANGERS ALL WE HAVE MADE by Rainer Maria Rilke translated by Joanna Macy and Anita Barrows
WHEN GOD WAKES UP INSIDE YOU by Michael Sowder

FEATURED POET
MICHAEL SOWDER

FEATURED ARTIST
ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

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Issue 86

YEARNING by Alireza Nurbakhsh
RUMI AND “ISLAM” RECONSIDERED The Light of God Beyond Religion by Jawid Mojaddedi
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA ADAB Sufi Etiquette in the Outer and Inner Worlds by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
THE MIRROR OF CONSCIOUSNESS An American Ethnographer in a Sufi Community by John L. Caughey
INTERVIEW SUFISM: HISTORY, POLITICS AND CULTURE A Conversation with Carl Ernst interviewed by Llewellyn Smith
RE-TRACING THE SIMORGH Interpretations of “The Conference of the Birds” in Contemporary Art by Sholeh Johnston
THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS by Alexa York Lumbard Review by Peter Valentyne
FILM REVIEW MAPPING OUT “CLOUD ATLAS” by Peter Valentyne
MUEZZIN by Charlotte Heckscher
BAAGHY AND THE SPECIAL CARGO Some Kind of Story by Martin Harris

POETRY
LOST by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
RIVER OF LIGHT by Heather Grant
DIRECTIONS OF GOD by Ellen Jane Powers
HONEY by Raphael Block
STARS FOR ROBERT BLY by Thomas R. Smith

POETRY
UNHINGED by Roger Loff
WE ARE CELLS OF HIS BODY by Jeni Couzyn
FEATURED POET
JENI COUZYN

FEATURED POET
ELLEN JANE POWERS

FEATURED ARTIST
AARON HUEY (Cover Photo & Interview Photos)

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Issue 85

THE ILLUSION OF SELF by Alireza Nurbakhsh
A BODY MADE HOLY: Science, Body and Ritual by Rebecca Sachs Norris
MEDITATION IN MOTION by Kabir Helminski
TILL DEATH DO US PART: The Marriage of the Feminine Sensible to the Masculine Transcendental in Rumi’s Masnavi by Safoura Nourbakhsh
THE DANCER IS IN THE DANCE: Body Listening for Heart and Soul | Life and Work of International Storydancer ZULEIKHA by Susan Skeele
OUR SKIN IS NOT OUR BODY: A Conversation with Robert Thurman and Hyun Kyung Chung interviewed by Llewellyn Smith
SEARCHING FOR THE MAN OF THE HEART: Sudipto Chatterjee’s One Man Show by Sholeh Johnston
LETTING THE MOMENT UNFOLD: Ansuman Biswas and the Art of Meditation by Sholeh Johnston
THE MYSTICAL CINEMA of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger by Peter Valentyne
RELIGION AND THE BODY: Modern Science and the Construction of Religious Meaning Edited by David Cave and Rebecca Sachs Norris
Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam Edited by Shahzad Bashir Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn Arabi Gender and Sexuality Edited by Sadiyya Shaikh
FINDING BIRDSONG by Mark Nepo
CONTENTS MAY SHIFT: Instructions for Contemplative Movement by Asimina Chremos and Dani Kopoulos

POETRY
ONE BREATH by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
OF THIS I AM CERTAIN by Daniel Skach-Mills
THE DARK CURTAIN by Chris Hoffman
MY CROW by Changming Yuan
CIRCLE DANCE by Eve Powers
DESERT OF EXISTENCE by Roger Loff
NEW LEAF by Raphael Block

FEATURED POET
DANIEL SKACH-MILLS

FEATURED ARTISTS
BRUCE GRANOFSKY (Cover Photo) NIKOLAY CHIGIREV

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SUFI Issue #84

Issue 84

CARING FOR OTHERS Sufism and Altruism Discourse by Dr Alireza Nurbakhsh
SHAMANIC TRADITIONS AND SUFISM Oruç Güvenç and the Healing Power of Music by Azize Güvenç and Yousef Daoud
SUFISM IN WEST AFRICA by Zachary Wright
BLESSING WAY SINGER A Visit with Navajo Medicine Woman Sheila Goldtooth Interviewed by Chara Nelson, Photography by Alex Cowie
SENEGAL, SUFISM & POLITICS A Conversation with Seydou Diop Interviewed by Annie Stopford and Eugene Ulman
THE ENORMITY CLUB Narrative by Jan Shoemaker
MERCAN DEDE Turns the Tables on Sufism by Michele Rousseau
HELIOFANT PRODUCTIONS I, Pet Goat II by Sholeh Johnston
JESSIKA KENNEY Singing from the Heart by Sholeh Johnston
FILM REVIEW Beasts of the Southern Wild by Peter Valentyne

BOOK REVIEWS by Peter Valentyne
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (Mark Nepo)
The Divine Flood (Rudiger Seesemann)
Saracen Chivalry (Pir Zia Inayat-khan)
In this Forest of Monks (Daniel Skach-Mills)

POETRY
From Him by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Prayer of the White-Tailed Tropical Bird by Eve Powers
Attendant Spirits by Mark Nepo
Silence by Alex Cowie
We are all Born Naked into this World by Robert Sternau
To Love by Roger Loff
The Obedience of Iblis, the Devil by David Sulivan

FEATURED POET
MARK NEPO Poet & Philosopher(marknepo.com)

FEATURED ARTIST
YARI OSTOVANY Painter (yariostovany.com)
(front cover artwork: Bear Bull Shaman, Blackfoot Medicine Man by Otto Rapp)

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Issue 83

SILENCE, the Breath is Precious, Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh
THE NAKED VOICE by Ellen Oak
KRISHNA DAS On Kirtan, What Makes Music Sacred and Inspiration from Neem Karoli Baba Interviewed by Llew Smith and Annie Stopford
DAF The Sound of Complex Simplicity by Ali Nourbakhsh
LET IT SHINE Music in the Civil Rights Movement by Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons
LIAN ENSEMBLE Musical Collaborations and Beyond by Sholeh Johnston and Richard Barton
THE FEZ FESTIVAL OF SUFI CULTURE, 2011 A Personal Experience by Fitzroy Morrissey SAMA Narrative by Dani Kopoulos
PARVATHY BAUL The Renowned Baul Singer Shares Her Music with SUFI by Martin Harris
SAIN ZAHOOR Pakistan’s Mystic of Music by Sheniz Janmohamed

BOOK REVIEWS
The Story of the Damascus Drum
Christopher Ryan Chants of a Lifetime – Krishna Das
Sufi Rapper  – Abd Al Malik
Music is Medicine – Martin Klabunde

POETRY
Opening to Sama by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Rung by Roger Loff
The Trappist Monastery at New Mellaray by John Krumberger
Before (The) After Quaker Meeting, August 17, 2008 by Marian K. Shapiro
K and the Birds of Winter by Paul Kane
Listening to Monteverdi by Robert Bly
The Old Accordionist by Peter Valentyne
Why Monks Choose Silence by Daniel Skach-Mills

FEATURED POET DANIEL SKACH-MILLS, Poet

FEATURED ARTIST
GORDANA ADMOVIC-MLADENOVIC (gordanaphoto.com)
(Front cover Artwork: Krishna Playing the Flute – Detail ©Werner Forman/Art Resource, NY)

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Issue 82

FRIENDSHIP Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh
RIDING THE WAVES OF CHAOS Interview of Tibetan Buddhist Jen Fox by Michele Rousseau
VISIONS OF LOVE Hadewych of Antwerp–Poet, Mystic and Spiritual Guide by Sajidah Abdus Sattar
GUIDES OF LIGHT Teachers of Sufi and Buddhist Traditions by Yousef Daoud
SUFI SYMBOLISM and the Mystic Quest by Lahleh Bakhtiar
HEECH Poems in Three Dimensions: Parviz Tanavoli’s Sculptures of Nothingness by Sholeh Johnston
TODAY, TOMORROW AND THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, An Award-winning Piece of Puppet Theatre about Hallaj from an Iranian Theatre Company by Sholeh Johnston
FILM REVIEW Men of Faith: Of Gods and Men/ 2010 by Peter Valentyne

BOOK REVIEWS by David Paquiot and Peter Valentyne
Sufism and The Way of Blame / Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology by Yannis Toussulis, PhD
The Rumi Tarot Kit, Text and Tarot Card illustration by Jackson Woodbury

POETRY
There is No One Other Than God by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Dissolved by Roger Loff
The Secret of the Beloved by Shah Nimatullah/Translation by Alireza Nurbakhsh
I Sang to the Wind by Jennifer Lively Plan for a Year by Robert Bly
Fish in the Sundays River by Jeni Couzyn
Be Still My Hands by Patricia Sweeney Conjurer by Roger Loff

FEATURED POET ROGER LOFF Poet

FEATURED ARTIST ELENA RAY Photographer – Artist (antaratma.photoshelter.com)
(Cover Photo by Elena Ray)

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Issue 81

DIVINE LOVE Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh
TAGORE’S GITANJALI An Introduction by Coleman Barks
LOVE, PASSION & DIVINITY Interview with Judith Ernst and Vasudha Narayanan by Llewellyn Smith
THE KALEIDOSCOPE OF LOVE – Rumi’s Use of Moving Colors and Shapes in the Divan-i Shams by Fatemeh Keshavarz
LAYLA AND MAJNUN: LOVE IS FIRE AND I AM WOOD – A Sufi Allegory of Mystical Love by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
RAHMANDOTCOM Narrative by Dani Kopoulo
TURNING TO HAFIZ The Art of Figural Calligraphy by Jila Peacock

FILM REVIEWS
THROUGH THE LENS OF LOVE In Search of Mystical Love on Film by Peter Valentyne
Monsieur Ibrahim (2004)
Bab’Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2008)
Circle of Iron / The Silent Flute (1978)

BOOK REVIEWS by David Paquiot and Kenneth Avery
The Tangles Braid: Ninety-nine Poems by Hafiz of Shiraz, translated by Jeffrey Einboden and John Slater
Abu Al-Hasan al-Shushtari: Songs of Love and Devotion, translated and introduced by Lourdes Maria Alvarez

POETRY
I say Haqq Haqq, Cry Hu Hu by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Who are You? by Chris Hoffman
From Rumi’s Mathnawi translation by Alireza Nurbakhsh
Unseen by Jeni Couzyn Vespers by Margaret Chula
Epiphany by Jo Going Ruach by Emily Wilmer
When My Beloved Lifts a Cup of Wine by Hafiz translation by Jawid Mojaddedi
Love is a Searing Flame by Rob Sternau
The Visitation of Divine Love by Mary Ann Eiler

FEATURED POET JO GOING, Poet

FEATURED ARTIST HENGKI KOENTJORO,
Photographer (Front Cover Artwork by Greg Spalenka, spalenka.com)

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Issue 80

THE EXPERIENCE OF NOTHINGNESS Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh
DAUGHTER OF SUFISM The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan by Yousef Daoud
WRESTLING WITH GOD A Conversation with Rabbi Tirzah Firestone Interview by Llewellyn Smith and Kelly Thomson
FROM HISTORY TO HER STORY Women in Sufi Discourses by Safoura Nourbakhsh
UNDER THE MINARET Narrative by Jan Shoemaker

CULTUREWATCH
Low Budget Mysticism / Spiritual tourism in India by Sholeh Johnston
Revealing the Truth/A Rapper on Rumi by Sholeh Johnston Community,
Nur Foundation Working for the Needs of the Poor-Spain

BOOK REVIEWS by Robert Landau Ames and Eliza Tasbihi
A Soaring Minaret by Laury Silvers Sacred Spaces,
A Journey with the Sufis of the Indus by Semina Quraesh, Ali S. Asani, Carl W. Ernst and Kamil Khan Mumtaz

POETRY
Whoever Becomes Nothing Becomes God by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Friend of God by Jeni Couzyn
The Way Under the Way by Mark Nepo
I Was a Fable by Peter Valentyne

FEATURED POET JENI COUZYN, Poet

FEATURED ARTIST MINA MOMENI, Photographer ( www.minamomeni.com)

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Issue 79

THE MASTER-DISCIPLE RELATIONSHIP REVISITED – Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh
SUBSTITUTIONARY PRAYER AND THE STIGMATA OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Dorothy Buck
STUDENT-SELF AND TEACHER-SOUL by Mark Nepo
THE QUESTION OF SHIBLI’S INSANITY by Kenneth Avery
SPEAKER, VOICE AND AUDITION IN THE KORAN AND MATHNAWI by Ahmet Karamustafa
WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO PONDER – A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR JOHN MCGUCKIN Interview by Llewellyn Smith and Christine Herbes

POETRY from Dr Javad Nurbakhsh, Joy Ladin, Jeni Couzyn, Shamshad Khan, Elizabeth Peacock, Hafiz, and Peter Valentyne

ARTWORK
Featured cover photo Detail of wood caring, Jameh mosque, Yazd, Iran, 12th Century ©iStockphoto.com/syagci

BOOK REVIEWS
An Emerald Earth: Cultivating a Natural Spirituality and Serving Creative Beauty in Our World by Felicia Norton and Charles Smith

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Back Issues 2000s

 

Issue 78

THE MEANING OF SURRENDER by Alireza Nurbakhsh
SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
HAST O NIST by Dani Kopoulos
ON THE “PATH OF LOVE” TOWARDS THE DIVINE: A JOURNEY WITH MUSLIM MYSTICS by Omid Safi
FLY FIRST CLASS by Anonymous

POETRY from Ralph Earle, Robert Sternau, Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, Hafiz translated by Jawid Mojaddedi, John Slater and Jeffrey Einboden, Elizabeth Peacock, Annouchka Bayley

ARTWORK
Featured cover photograph of a painting by Nouriman Manouchehri from the Paradise Series 2006-2007

BOOK REVIEWS
Tales of God’s Friends: Islamic Hagiography in Translation, edited by John Renard
Rumi’s Sun: The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz, translated by Refik Algan and Camille Adams Helminski
The Quatrains of Rumi: Ruba’iyat-e Jalaluddin Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, translated by Ibrahim Gamard and Rawan Farhadi

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Issue 77

THE ROSE OF SHIRAZ by Jeffrey Rothschild
HAFIZ OF SHIRAZ by Ali Jamnia and Mojdeh Bayat
HASSIDIC WISDOM by Rabbi Allen S. Maller
WHY ANTS DO ONE THING AT A TIME by Anonymous
LOOKING FOR HAAL IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES by Dani Kopoulos

POETRY from Diwan-I’Attar translated by A.R., Diwan-I Hafiz translated by J. Einboden and J. Slate and A.R., One by Four, translations of Hafiz translated by Jeffrey Rothschild, Walter Leaf, Jawid Mojaddedi, P. Avery and J. Heath-Stubbs, Imaginary Numbers, Newton’s Third Law of Karma, and Roll Over Descartes, by Paul Campbell, Adrift on Your Ocean by Mary Kugler, heart and mind by Joan Margalith

ARTWORK Featured cover photograph of a painting by Nouriman Manouchehri from the Paradise Series 2006-2007

BOOK REVIEW Sufism in the West ed. Jamal Malik and John Hinnells

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Issue 76

A Tribute to Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
A Talk by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Message of Sufism by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
A Comparison Between Sufism and Psychoanalysis by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
In Memory of My Dear Father by Alireza Nurbakhsh
A Biography of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Remembering the Master by Evan Rothschild
Being Close to the Master by Terry Graham
First Initiations – Some Thoughts About Dr. Nurbakhsh by Robert Bly
Remembrance by Phillip Edmonson
My Friend, Dr. Nurbakhsh (Nur Ali Shah) by Cyrus Amuzegar
Who’s In Charge – Return to the Ocean by Mojgan Watson
He’s No Longer There – Essay by Ali Asgbar Mazbari
The List – Essay by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 75

Twenty Year Anniversary Issue
The Sufi Prayer and Fasting – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Sufi’s God Discourse by Javad Nurbakhsh
The Persians of Concord by Phillip Edmondson
Love’s Disciple: Some Recollections About Mr. Kobari by Alireza Nurbakhsh
Abu’l-Husayn al-Nuri: Qibla of the Lights by Annemarie Schimmel
Sufism: the Strange Subject’ – Thomas Merton‘s Views on Sufism by Terry Graham
Moses and the Shepherd – from Rumi by Ali A. Mazbari
Sojourns in Iran: Parts One and Two by Jeffrey Rothschild
Wisdom of Idiots by Sohail Inayatullah
The Mystic Trumpeter – Essay by Akhtar Ali Bast

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Issue 74

The Khanaqah – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Changing the Dream by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Reflections on Sufi and Buddhist Thought Views from Rumi’s Poetry by Rasoul Sorkhabi
Christian Mysticism and Sufism by Terry Graham
Manifestation of Divine Unity – Essay by Misha Elvish
The Living Sufi Master – Essay by Janet Jones

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Issue 73

Falcons and Flies Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Rumi the Man and the Project by Muge Galin
The Creative Imagination of Henry Corbin: An Interview with Robert Bosnak by Annie Stopford
Rabbi Isaac of Acre and His Followers – Early Kabbalists under Sufi influence by Tom Block
Moulana Rumi: The most popular Poet in America by Rasoul Sobkhabi
Modern Psychology in the light of Sufi Psychology: Some Reflections by Samuel Bendeck Sotillos
“X” – Essay by Jameela Siddiqi Everything or Nothing – Essay by Mark Nepo

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Issue 72

The Shaykh of the Path Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Reflections on the Psycho – Spiritual Journey and the Self: In the Light of Christ by Dorothy C. Buck
Abdul-Rahman Jami the last of the Great Storytellers by Mojdeh Bayat and Ali Jamnia
King Solomon and the Jinn – Essay by Irving Karchmar
Silence, for Breath is a Godsend: A Story of Transformation – Essay by Carol Martinez Weber

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Issue 71

The Unity of Being Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Opening of Cordoba Sufi Center by Rosa Maria Ortiz
In Recognition of a Perfect Master by Annie Stopford
The Perfect Human: The Universal Synthesis of the Divine Names by John A. Morrow & Luis Alberto Vittor
Journey to the Door – Essay by Maya Michael as told to Sue Delaney
Anahita: Lady of Persia – Essay by Payam Nabarz

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Issue 70

The Development of Sufism after the Coming of Islam – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Images of Life by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee
The Biography of Abu Bakr al-shibli: Surveying the Sources by Kenneth Avery
The Red Road: the Spirtual Path of the Native Americans by Mojgan Watson
Parakou Khanaqah Opens and The Tree of Much Debate – Essay by Misha Elvish
Intersections – Essay by Dani Kopoulos

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Issue 69

Registering in the School of Sufism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Song of the Ney by Joe Martin
Molinos (1628-1697) by Terry Graham
Ramana Maharshi and ‘Self-Enquiry’ by John Eberly
Beauty as a Path of Peace by Yasuhiko Genku Kimura
The Spirit of Fes by Mary Finnigan
Trusting in Allah by Jameela Siddiqi
Reflections on 9/11 in New York City by Carol Martinez Weber

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Issue 68

Darvish or Sufi – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Reality of Breath in Sufism and Beyond by Cameron Khosravi
Dances of Universal Peace by Megan Scherer
The Loss of One Brick by Mark Nepo
‘Perplexity’ in Fex by Lynn Evans Davidson
One Song of Unity, Several Variations on the Theme by Rudite Emir
Hakim Nizami’s Khusrau and Shirin by Mojdeh Bayat and Ali Jamnia
The Creation Translated by Maria-Elena Pickett

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Issue 67

Petitional Prayer – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Abu Sa’id by Ali Jamnia and Mojdeh Bayat
The Prophet Muhammad’s Guidance in Attar’s Book of Affliction by Kenneth Avery
Anima Mundi: Awakening the Soul of the World by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Junayd by Terry Graham
Sufi Soul by Mary Finnigan
A Sufi Tale of Zikr by Irving Karchmar
Ursa Major by Llewelyn Smith

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Issue 66

The Gnostic and the Sufi – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Shah Da’i Shirazi by Terry Graham
It is the Infinite That Holds Your Hand by D.R. Jirgensons
Abu Ishaq Shirazi (Bushaq) by Cameron Khosravi
Whose Desire? The Resisting Woman in Attar’s Ilahi-nama by Safoura Nurbakhsh
Mushammad b. Fadl Balkhi by Arnold Combrinck
Triptych: A Modern Sufi Story by Jeffrey M. Rothschild
Test Drive by Dani Kopoulos

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Issue 65

Light and Darkness – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Gift of Surprise by Mark Nepo
‘Make Friends with One’s Adab’: Inner Meanings of Suhrawardi’s Theology of Moral Conduct by Qamar-ul Huda
A Shared Muslim-Christian Pilgrimage by Dorothy C. Buck
Zarathushtra by Mojgan Watson
Ahmad and Fatima Khidruya by Terry Graham
A Glimpse in Attar’s Book of Myteries by Kenneth Avery
Virtual Reality by Jameela Siddiqi

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Issue 64

The Origin of Sufi Symbolism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Spiritual Maturity by Llewellen Vaughan-Lee
Moses Maimonides and The Sufis of Islam by Tom Block
We Live in a Living Universe by Duane Elgin
Hatim Asamm by Terry Graham
In the Realm of Mercy by Karima Alavi

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Issue 63

From Self-worship to God-worship – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Romance, Virtue and Character Development by Charles Upton
The Experience and Doctrine of Love in Ibn’Arabi by Claude Addas
The Realm of Music in Sufism and Beyond (Part II) by Cameron Khosravi
Living with the Sacred by Mark Nepo
Shaqiq Balkhi by Terry Graham
Mamma’s Umbrella by Peter Nazareth
Life and Death by Jameela Siddiqi

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Issue 62

The Principals of Sufism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Louis Massignon and Mariam Baouardy by Dorothy C. Buck
All Prayer is One by Tony Horner
The Symbolism of Birds in ‘Attar’s Mantiq al-tayr by Jamil Anwarali Kassam
Kashf al-Mahjub by Terry Graham
Durdaneh’s Party by Jameela Siddiqi
The Infinite Circle: Interview with Roshi Bernie Glassman by Joe Martin

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Issue 61

God’s Remembrance – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Pluralistic Vision of Persian Sufi Poetry by William C. Chittick
Hatif Isfahani by Terry Graham
A Small Flame in Our Hands by Donald Raiche
The Realm of Music in Sufism and Beyond by Cameron Khosravi
The Eyes of the Deep by Mark Nepo
Teardrop of Stone by Jameela Siddiqi
Eccentric Ferns by Peter Nazareth

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Issue 60

God’s Feast and the School of Love – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Knowledge of God and Self in Ghazali’s Alchemy of Happiness by Kenneth Avery
The Language of Love by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The Rustling of Gabriel’s Wings by Terry Graham
Ibrahim Adham by Arnold Cumbrinck
There are Teachers Everywhere by Mark Nepo
Don Esteban’s Prayer by Manuel Munoz-Sancho

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Issue 59

God’s Grace by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
A Model of Hope: Louis Massignon’s Badaliya by Dorothy C. Buck
The Tales They Tell: Sufi and Hasidic Teaching Tales by Tom Block
Timelessness and Time by Jane Carroll
A Study of Narratives and Realities in ‘Attar’s Work by Este’lami
Shah Ni’matullah Wali on Love and the Path to Union by Jawid Mojaddedi
A Remembrance of Mr. Niktab by Ali Asghar Mazhari
Back to Africa: A Tale About Baggage by Carol Martinez Weber

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Issue 58

The Chivalry of Iranian Sufis – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Role of Spirituality in the Healing of the World Community by Barbara Sargent
The Struggle to Be Real by Mark Nepo
Sari Saqati by Arnold Combrinck
The Sufi Master in Rumi’s Mathnawi by Jawid Mojaddedi
Suhrawardi by Terry Graham
Silence by Carol Martinez Weber
Dreams of a Wayfarer by Tamris Ustun

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Issue 57

The Message of Sufism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Annemarie Schimmel by Terry Graham
Ma’ruf Karkhi by Arnold Combrinck
Fulfilling Our Potential by Jane Clark
The Exquisite Risk by Mark Nepo
Amir Khusraw of Delhi by Terry Graham
Last Words by Jameela Siddiqi
Slowly, Slowly: A Story of Initiation by Carol Martinez Weber

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Issue 56

Neither Offending Nor Taking Offense – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
My Simurgh by Ayeda Husain Naqvi
Da’ud Tai by Arnold Combrinck
A Sincere Life by Mark Nepo
Awakening the World by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The Khorasanian Path: From Zoroaster to Plato and Beyond by Terry Graham
The Adamites by Leonardo Alishan

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Issue 55

Sufism Today – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
An Interview with Professor William C. Chittick by Michael Pittman
Wallace Putnam: Crisis in Paint by Kristina Una Amadeus
Abu Ishaq Kaziruni by Terry Graham
A Glimpse Inside the Tavern of Ruin by Dharmachari Padmavajra
A Letter by Leonardo Alishan
Under My Skin/Under His Thumb by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 54

Becoming a Disciple – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Love and Non-Dualism by Raimon Panikkar
Lao-tzu: Guide of the Way by Terry Graham
Malamiyyah Psycho-Spiritual Therapy by Patrick Laude
A Historical Overview of Sufi Literature by Jack Jurich
The Bundle by Leonardo Alishan
Digjoosh by Safoura Nurbakhsh

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Issue 53

Guiding Others – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Length of Our Journey by Thomas S. Inui
Joy by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Habib Ajami by Terry Graham
The Experience of the Beautiful in Zen by Ana Maria Schluter Rodes
The Reception of Sufism by the West: Conjectures and Certitudes by Michel Chodkiewicz
A Time of Great Fire, A Time of Soft Birds by Mark Nepo

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Issue 52

Why Nimatullahi Sufis Say “Ya Haqq” – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Abraham Maimonides: A Jewish Sufi by Tom Block
Love in the Time of the Troubadours by Jose Maria Bermejo
Seekers of the Light by Joe Martin
The Unreadable Script by Muhammed Este’lami
The Buddha, Great Gnostic by Terry Graham
Pierrot in the Dead City by Mark Nepo
Simurgh: An Old Persian Fairy Tale by Payam Mohaghegh

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Issue 50

Associating With the Ocean – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Psychology of Masters and Traditional Physicians by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Rumi and the Universality of His Message by M. Este’lami
Gandhi’s Philosophy and Sufi Doctrine by Negeen Sai Zinovieff‘
Ayn al-Qudat: The Martyered Chevelier by Terry Graham
The Sin of the Second Angel by Leonardo Alishan
The Space Between by Mark Nepo

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Issue 49

Principles of the Path – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Who Are We? The Alchemy of the Path by Jeffrey Rothschild 
Folk Heroes by Jameela Siddiqi
Through a Glass Darkly: The Paradoxical Nature of the Relationship with the Teacher by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Ibn al-Farid: The Greatest Sufi Poet in Arabic by Terry Graham
and if a sparrow fall… by Kristina Una Amadeus

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Issue 48

Veracity and Sincerity – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Theme of the Sufi Master and the Tavern in the Lyric Poetry of ‘Attar by Kenneth Avery
Beneath Our Names by Mark Nepo
Shams of Tabriz and His Masters by Terry Graham
Staying Awhile by Manuel Colon
The Sojourn by Janet Jones

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Issue 47

Divine Reality – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Remembrance and Repetition: Spiritual Foundations of Islamic Art by James W. Morris
Inayat Khan: From Maestro to Master by Jameela Siddiqi
Stages of God-cognition and the Praise of Folly according to Najm Razi by Hermann Landolt
Criminal by Llewellyn Smith

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Issue 46

Love and Reason – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Call to Prayer: Some Aspects of Spiritual Practice by Tony Horner
Sifting Truth by Mark Nepo
Yafi’i: Master of Shah Ni’mat Allah by Terry Graham
Haji Firooz by Payam Mohaghegh
The Guide by Sophia Calderoni

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Issue 45

Chivalry – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Return to Vieux Marche by Herbert Mason
How Does It Taste? by Mark Nepo
Avicenna or Ibn Sina by Terry Graham
The Wide Open Door:  Rumi and Sufism Today by Joe Martin
Completeness by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Lose Yourself by Jeffrey Rothschild
Them Eyes by Razwan Ul-Haq

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Back Issues 1990s


Issue 44

Giving Piority to Others – Discourse by Alireza Nurbakhsh
Intoxicated Spirit: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and the Art of Qawwali by Dr. Adam Nayyar and Dr. Vikas Bhushan
Shah Qasim Anwar: The First Nimatullahi Shaykh of Shaykhs by Terry Graham
An Itinerary of Tolerance by Father Emilio Galindo Aguilar
Irina Tweedie: Documentation and Experiences of a Modern Naqshbandi Sufi by Sara Sviri
Divine Law by Tim Smith

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Issue 43

Serving Others – Discourse  by Alireza Nurbakhsh
Bauls of Bengal: Madmen of God by Jameela Siddiqi
Pseudo-Dionysius: Darkness in Light by Maria Toscano and German Ancochea
Abu Madyan: Exponent of Khurasanian Gnosis in the Maghrib by Terry Graham
Modern Sufism: In Search of New Paths to Allah by Muge Galin
Pure Grace or Self Effort? by Tony  Horner
Camellias by Llewellyn Smith

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Issue 42

Who is a Sufi – Discourse  by Alireza Nurbakhsh
The Real Gift by Sachiko Murata
The Invisible Center by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Hafiz and His Master by Terry Graham
Words to the Wise by William C. Chittick
Kimya by Muriel Maufroy

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Issue 41

Who is a Sufi? – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Neoplatonic Mystics:  Longing for the Onew by Maria Toscano & German Ancochea
‘Ali B. Sahl Isfahani: The Sufi Who Drove Hallaj Out of Town by Terry Graham
Hasan Basri by Herbert Mason
Flint Work by Mark Nepo
The Light Whisper of Life by Tim Smith

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Issue 40

The Prisoners of the Nafs – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Interior Life by Maria Toscano & German Ancochea
Epiphanies of Light by Annalisa Orselli-Dickson
Kabir by Jameela Siddiqi
Ahmad Ghazali and His Legacy by Terry Graham
Wholeness and Healing by Tim Smith

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Issue 39

Anxiety – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Voicing the Inexpressible: The Virgin Heart of Christian/Islamic Dialogue by Dorothy C. Buck
Kamal Khujandi by Terry Graham
Doris Lessing’s Alchemy: Fusing Sufism and Fiction by Joe Martin
The City of  the Astounded by Jeffrey Rothschild
The Zikr of the Heart by Louis Jerome Rogers

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Issue 38

The Intellect – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Only Love by Jean Nabavian
Sahl of Shushtar: Ascetic Unitarian by Terry Graham
Where the HeartBeast Sings: Notes from South Africa by Mark Nepo
The Language of the Subline: A Partial Reading of the Works of al-Niffari by Amin Yousef Odeh
Lilies for No One by Manuel Colon
Ursa Minor – Part 2 by Tim Smith

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Issue 37

A Selfless Master – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Sitting in the Circle of the Sufis: The Nature of Sama by Jeffrey Rothschild
Songs of the Sufi Mystics – Part Two: An Interview with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Jameela Siddiqi
Spiritual Ethics – Part Two by Mark Nepo
Forgetfulness by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Ruzbihan: Psychologist of Visions by Terry Graham
Ursa Minor by Terry Graham by Tim Smith

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Issue 36

The Family of Sufis – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Songs of the Sufi Mystics by Jameela Siddiq
Spiritual Ethics – Part One by Mark Nepo
Rumi’s View of Evil by Zailan Moris
A New Translation of Suhrawardi’s The Crimson Archangel (‘Aql-i-Surkh)
Do Heart Paths Cross? An Interview with Geshe Sonam Rinchen by Joe Martin
Bestower of Light: The Life of Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh Master of the Nimatullahi Order of Sufis  (an excerpt) by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 35

Devotion – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Saint Joan and the Virgin Heart by Dorothy C. Buck
Western Encounters with Persian Sufi Literature by Farhang Jahanpour
The Master of Herat by Terry Graham
Extending the Boundaries of Sufism: al-Hujwiri’sKashf al-mahjub  by Jawid A. Modaddedi
Devotions at the Mazars by Nile Green
Perfect Work by Llewellyn Smith

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Issue 34

The Evolution of Sufism From its Origins to the Present Day – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Abu l-Hasan Kharaqani: The Humble Man of Power by Terry Graham
Ahmet Hilmi’s Veridical Dreams by Joe Martin
The Prayer of the Heart by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Towards Sacred Union: The Mystical Journey of the Soul by Julienne McLean
The Bone Field by James Fadiman

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Issue 33

Pilgrimage – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Reading the Tracks by Annalisa Orselli-Dickson
Dhikr: The Experience of the Remembrance of God by Sara Sviri
Abdus Salam: A Man of Faith and Science by Salim Mansur
Mirza Ghalib: The ‘Godless’ Lover by Jameela Siddiqi
Kidnapping Jesus by Llewellyn Smith
Yin-Yang in Taoism by Naser Gazi
He Who Serves: The Life and Work of Idries Shah by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 32

Master and Disciple – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Seeking the Real in Mysticism, Part Two by Herbert Mason
The Upanishads by Michael N. Nagler
The Endless Unfolding by Mark Nepo
Symbolism: Mithra the Friend by Payam Mohaghegh
Parabola by Joe Martin
Shiva’s Spider by James Fadiman

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Issue 31

One Who Knows One’s Self Knows One’s Lord – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Abu Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sulami and the Structuring of the Past in the Sufi Tabaqat Genre by Jawid A. Mojaddedi
The Nativity: A Conversion of Heart by Dorothy C. Buck
Where the Two Seas Meet: The Story of Khidr by Sara Sviri
Back and Forth with Huston Smith by Jonathan Shear
Architecture: The Domes of Heaven by Nadir Uddin
The Last Temptation by Llewellyn Smith

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Issue 30

Sufis Who Are Disciples of Their Own Imaginations – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Seeking the Real in Mysticism by Herbert Mason
Intimacy and Awe by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Sufism: The Strange Subject – Thomas Merton’s Views on Sufism by Terry Graham
Khidr: The History of a Ubiquitous Master by Shawkat M. Tooraw
The Secret of AUM by Nadir Uddin
Hustom Smith and Bill Moyers:  Part 4 – Islam
The Bird Sutra by Richard Marranca
A Firelfly’s Invitation by Manuel Colon

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Issue 29

Spiritual Combat – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Service is Perfect Freedom by Alan Dupre
The Need to Transform by Mark Nepo
Sufism and Yoga According to Muhammad Ghawth by Carl W. Ernst
Eros – Heavenly and not so Heavenly – in Sufi Literature and Life by Annemarie Schimmel
Home by Llewellyn Smith

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Issue 28

The Drop and the Ocean– Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Mary and the Virgin Heart by Dorothy C. Buck
Poetics and Aesthetics in Persian Sufi Literary Tradition by Hossein M. Ghomshei
The Felicitous Life in Sufism by Lloyd Ridgeon
Rabindranath Tagor by Nadir Uddin
Circle of Renewal by Manuel Colon
Hark, The Angels by James Killough

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Issue 27

Practicing Right and Forbearing from Wrong – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Ahmad Sam’ani on Divine Mercy by William C. Chittick
Mystical Knowledge? by Jonathan Shear
Three Sets of Eyes by Mark Nepo
Neo-Sufism in Modern Arabic Poetry by Reuven Snir
Separation and Union by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Father Martin by Manuel Colon
Sanyar, The Last Parrot by Muriel Maufroy

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Issue 26

Unbelief – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Rites of initiation in Sufi Orders by Michel Chodkiewicz
The Color of Water by Sara Sviri
Ahmad Sirhindi: A Cleric in Sufi Clothing by Shuja Alhaq
The Mystic Trumpeter by Akhtar Ali Basit
The Legacy of Light by Leonardo Alishan

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Issue 25

Sin and Merit for Sufis – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Sufi Origins of St. John of the Cross by Terry Graham
Ocean and Pearls: Ibn Sab’in, Shushtari and the Doctrine of Absolute Unity by N. Scott Johnson
Why We Need Teachers by Muriel Maufroy
The Cross of a Friend by Caroine McCutcheon
Broken by Llewellyn Smith

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Issue 24

Freewill and Determinism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Mary and the Virgin Heart by Dorothy C. Buck
Miyan Mir: His Life and work by Shuja Alhaq
‘Asiz Nasafi and Visionary Experience by Lloyd Ridgeon
Unlearning Back to God by Mark Nepo
The Sign of the Severed Head by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 23

Attraction and Social Conduct on the Path – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Expression and the Inexpressible by Adam Dupre
Love in the Mystical Discourse and Experience of Abu Bakr Shibli by Florian Sobieroj
Within a Greater Will by Mark Nepo
The New World Order of Akbar the Great by Shuja Alhaq
The Light of a Friend by Caroline McCutcheon
The Fakir with the Golden Cloak by Charles Upton

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Issue 22

Traveling and Social Conduct on the Path – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Interpretation of the Classical Sufi Tradition in India by Carl W. Ernst
The People of the Secret by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
The New World Order of Akbar the Great by Shuja Alhaq
The Life and Times of ‘Aziz Nasafi by Lloyd Ridgeon
The Mirror of a Friend by Caroline McCutcheon
The Visit by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 21

Festival – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Waiting at the Threshold of Love by Sara Sviri
Female Sainthood in Islam by Michel Chodkiewicz
The Psychology of Self in Sufism by Elizabeth Leach and Terry Graham
The Bounty of a Friend by Caroline McCutcheon
The Door of Benevolence in the Palace of Wealth by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 20

Sufi Love– Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Gnosis of Self in Rumi’s Mathnawi
Reflections on Louis Massignon and His Legacy of Dialogue by Herbert Mason
Yahya Bakharzi on Service in the Khanaqah by Muhammad Isa Waley
The Enigma of Data Ganjbakhsh by Terry Graham
The Mirror in Sufi Poetry by Jacquelyn Bralove
The Moment is a Godsend by Bill Winters
The Stone-seller’s Daughter by Richard Barton
Cast Your Bread Upon the Water by Mojdeh Bayat

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Issue 19

Love: The Path of Unity – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Meetings with Imaginal Men by William C. Chittick
Rumi and His Spiritual Guides by Terry Graham
The Dhekr as an Archetype of Transformation by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Sufism & Chivalry in the Biography of Abu Sa’id Abe’l-Khayr by Mohammad Ali Jamnia
The Vision of a Friend by Caroline McCutcheon
The Rainbow Legend of Turtle Island by Steven McFadden

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Issue 18

Two Principal Messages of Sufism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Koranic Origins of Sufism by Martin Lings
Abu Sa’id Abe’l-Khayr by Terry Graham
Sufi Symbolism of the Pearl by N. Scott Johnson
The Song of Creation: Sufi Themes on Nature by Sha-Khan
The Call of a Friend by Caroline McCutcheon
The Moth and the Candle by Mojdeh Bayat

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Issue 17

Detachment from the World – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
‘Aziz al-Din Nasafi on Spiritual Retreat (Khalwa) by M.I. Waley
Abu Sa’id Abe’l-Khayr by Terry Graham
Jalalo’d-Din Rumi’s Views on the Shar’iat by Michelle Kimball
Mohasaba: The Sufi Way of Self-Examination by Carol Baldwin
Love’s Disciple: Some Recollections about Mr. Kobari by Alireza Nurbakhsh
The Blessing of a Friend by Caroline McCutcheon

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Issue 16

Pain and Cure – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Rise and Development of Persian Sufism by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Comparative Notes on Sana’i and Attar
In Quest of Annihilation: Imaginalization and Mystical Death in the Tamhidat of ‘Ayno’l-Qodhat Hamadani by Leonard
Lewisohn
Abo’l-Hasan Kharaqani: The Slave of God by Jeffrey Rothschild
True Love by Mojdeh Bayat

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Issue 15

The Etiquette and Ethics of the Sufis – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Myth of Adam’s Fall in Ahmad Sam’ani’s Rawh al-arwah by Willliam C. Chittick
Abo’l -Hasayn An-Nuri Qebla of the Lights by Annemarie Schimmel
Hallaj and the Baghdad School of Sufim by Herbert Mason
In Quest of Annihilation: The Spiritual Practice and Path of Death in the Tamhidat of ‘Ayno’l-Qodhat Hamadan by Leonard Lewisohn
The Garment by P.L Travers
This Too Shall Pass by Mojdeh Bayat

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Issue 14

Submission – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Way of the Sufi by William C. Chittick
The Stages of Love in Early Persian Sufism, From Rabe’a to Ruzbehan by Carl W. Ernst
In Quest of Annihilation: The Spiritual Practice and Path of Death in the Tamhidat of ‘Ayno’l-Qodhat Hamadani by Leonard Lewisohn
The End of Surrender by Jeffrey Rothschild
How the Foundation Was Laid by Llewellyn Smith
Remembering the Master by James George

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Issue 13

The Characteristics of Sufism in the Early Islamic Period – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Concept of ‘Elm in Rumi’s Mathnawi by M. Este’lami
Two Vernacular Sufi Poets: Baba Taher and Yunus Emre by Terry Graham
Neo-Sufism in the Writings of the Egyptian Poet: Salah ‘Abd As-Sabur by Reuven Snir
The Sufi Doctrine of Virtue by Zailan Moris
Islamic Calligraphy: Medium of Transcendance by Deirdre Conway
Wisdom of the Idiots by Sohail Inayatullah
Doorkeeper of the Tavern of Ruin by Jeffrey Rothschild

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Issue 12

Annihilation and Subsistence – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Persian Sufi Literature: Its Spiritual and Cultural Significance by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
The Bodily Positions of the Ritual Prayer by William C. Chittick
On the Drama of Hallaj by Herbert Mason
Fakhro’d-Din ‘Eraqi: The Master of Lovers by Terry Graham
Fodhail the Brigand, King of Men by Jeffrey Rothschild
Layla and Majnun by Ali A. Mazhari

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Issue 11

Absence and Presence – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Symbolism of Birds and Flight in the Writings of Ruzbehan Baqli by Carl W. Ernst
The Qalandariyyat in Persian Mystical Poetry by J.T.P de Bruijn
The Heart: The Eye and the Temple of the Imaginal by Hugh Urban
The Gran Shaikh of Khurasan: Abu Sa’id Abo’l-Khayr by Jeffrey Rothschild
Neighbors by Shulami Benn

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Issue 10

Constancy – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Yusof in Mawlana Rumi’s Poetry by Annemarie Schimmel
Ecstasy and Order by J.C. Burgel
Shah Ne’mato’llah Wali by Terry Graham
The Prince of Balkh/Dog of Balkh by Jeffrey Rothschild
Love’s Sacrifice by Mojdeh Bayat

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Issue 9

Reason and Love – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Ebno’l-‘Arabi as Lover by William C. Chittick
‘Abdo’r-Rahman Cheshti and the Bhagavadgita by Roderic Vassie
Bayazid Bastami by Terry Graham
Rabe’a, Crown of Men by Jeffrey Rothschild
Allegory Through the Computing Class by P. J. Stewart

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Issue 8

Two Approaches to the Principle of the Unity of Being – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Neoplatonic Substrate of Sohrawardi’s Philosophy of Illumination by Ian Richard Netton
Twentieth Century Men of Letters Among the Albanian Kosovan Sufis by H.T. Norris
The Chesti Order by Terry Graham
The Man Who Sought Satan by Jeffrey Rothschild
A Fool of God by Mojdeh Bayat

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Issue 7

The Sufi Path – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Beatific Vision and Poetic Imagery in Baha’ Walad by William C. Chittick
The Basic Structure of ‘Attar’s Conference of the Birds by James Winston Morris
Abo’l-Hasan Shadheli and the Shadheliya by Terry Graham
Sharafo’d-Din Maneri by Shuja Alhaq
The Seeker of Dates Lost in the Date Orchard by Jeffrey Rothschild
The Seven Valleys of Love by Ali A. Mazhari

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Issue 6

Sufism and Psychoanalysis – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Fitzgerald’s Persian Teacher and Hafez by Peter Avery
The Kobrawiya Order: Kobrawis of Iran and India by Muhammad Isa Waley
In the Garden of Love: The Story of Nur ‘Ali Shah and Bibi Hayati by Jeffrey Rothschild
The Eyes by Richard Barton
The Parrot and the Merchant by Ali A. Mazhari

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Issue 5

Sufism and Psychoanalysis – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Khwaja Khord’s Treatise on the Gnostic by William C. Chittick
The Tao of Islam by Sachiko Murata
Mashreqi’s Imitation of Maghrebi by Leonard Lewisohn
In the Garden of Love: The Story of Nur ‘Ali Shah and Bibi Hayati by Jeffrey Rothschild
The City of The Thousand Thousand Gates by Kristina Una Amadeus

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Back Issues 1980s

Issue 4

The Sufi’s God Text of a Speech – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Ebno’l-’Arabi’s Doctrine of the Oneness of Being by William C. Chittick
The Life and Poetry of Mashreqi Tabrizi by Leonard Lewisohn
Najmo’d-Din Razi and the Kobrawiya Order by Muhammad Isa Waley
The Relationship between Sufism and Poetry by H. M. Bukhari Lubis
‘Attar’s Story of Shaikh San’an Retold by Ali A. Mazhari

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Issue 3

Chivalry and Sufism – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
From Poem to Narrative in Sufism by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
The Persians of Concord by Philip N. Edmondson
“Abdo’l-Qader Gilani and the Qaderiya Order by Terry Graham
Two Pairs of Shoes by P.L Travers
Tohfa, Servant of God by Jeffrey Rothschild
Moses and the Shepherd by Ali A. Mazhari

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Issue 2

The Sincerity of the Sufi – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
From Poem to Narrative in Sufism by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
The Spiritual in Art: The Odyssey of Wallace Putnam by Jeffrey Rothschild
The Spiritual Journey by Carol Baldwin
Najmo’d-din Kobra and the Kobrawiya Order by Muhammad Isa Waley
The Veiled One by Kristina Una Amadeus
The Poor Old Goat by Bill Winters
The Goldsmith by Ali A. Mazhari

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The Sufi’s Prayer and Fasting – Discourse by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
Revisiting Mawlana Rumi and Konya by Annemarie Schimmel
Love and the Heart, A Poem by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The Nemotallahi Order by Alireza Nurbakhsh
Taslim, Or Becoming the Ball Not the Bat by Jeffrey Rothschild
The Spell of the Ego. A Poem by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh
The House of the Sufi by Caroline McCutcheon
The Influence of Sufism on Music in Islamic Countries by Terry Graham
The Man Who Sold the World by Kristina Una Amadeum
Mohammad Shirin Maghrebi by Leonard Lewisohn
The Old Harpist by Ali A. Mazhari

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