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Idries Shah.

One of the best minds of he past century. His book "Learning How To Learn" is one of my primary texts when I'm trying to teach this stuff. If you get "Learning...", and it pleases and excites you instead of pissing you off, there's a good chance you can handle advanced work -- like really facing your own idiocy.

Idries Shah is a complex figure, who has been criticized from many quarters, especially by those whom one could consider his own people, Muslims and various scholars and leaders of the existing modernday Sufi schools and lineages. In the west he has been regarded by many as another in a long sucession of rascal gurus. His early books included many with a definite "popular" bent, potboilers filled with stories and folklore and occultism. I imagine he needed to make money, as everyone needs to do, and he's not the first to turn to popular writing and publishing.

I happen to think quite well of Idries Shah, I think he's done an excellent job of bringing middle eastern, muslim, and sufi philosophy, stories, and really very high quality esoteric teaching into the libraries and minds of the west and modern eurpean and american society. I can't think of another human that is comparable in this regard.

I had been practicing and working with a number of traditions and methods for 20 years before the intense experience of really re-discovering Shah and devouring all of the best works he produced in the later part of his life. His no-bullshit don't-be-an-idiot approach was a tremendous catalyst for me.

Read his stuff and make of it what you will.

 

 

In case you haven't figured it out yet, "Learning How to Learn" is one of my basic training manuals for the self-development of consciousness. I strongly recommend it.


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Learning How to Learn : Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1996
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Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1984
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The Sufis ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1971
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The Sufis ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1994
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The Way of the Sufi ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1991
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Way of the Sufi ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1983
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Tales of the Dervishes : Teaching-Stories of the Sufi Masters over the Past Thousand Years ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1993
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Tales of the Dervishes ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Shah Indries, Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1967
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Commanding Self is one of the last books he was writing before his death.
Unfinished, and not his best work, but interesting nonetheless.

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Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1994
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The Commanding Self ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1997
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The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah, Mullah Nasrudin / Paperback / Published 1993
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The Pleasantries of the Incresible Mulla Nasrudin ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah(Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1983
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Reflections ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1983
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Reflections [ABRIDGED] ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah, David Wade / Audio Cassette icon / Published 1998
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Seeker After Truth ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1992
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Special Illumination : The Sufi Use of Humor ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1983
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Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah(Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1983
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The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1989
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Sufi Thought and Action : An Anthology of Important Papers ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1990
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Tales of the Dervishes ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Shah Indries, Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1967
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Tales of the Dervishes : Teaching-Stories of the Sufi Masters over the Past Thousand Years ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1993
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The Teaching Story ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Audio Cassette icon / Published 1998
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Thinkers of the East
Shah Idries, Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1971
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A Veiled Gazelle : Seeing How to See
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1988
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A Veiled Gazelle; Seeing How to See [ABRIDGED] ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Audio Cassette icon / Published 1997
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Wisdom of the Idiots ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1991
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World of the Sufi ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1979
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Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1977
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Observations
Idries Shah / Audio Cassette icon / Published 1998
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Middle East Bedside Book ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Tahir Shah(Editor), Idries Shah (Compiler) / Hardcover / Published 1991
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Oriental Magic ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah, Sayed Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1993
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A Perfumed Scorpion ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1982
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Seeker After Truth : A Handbook of Tales and Teachings
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1992
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Seeker After Truth : A Handbook of Tales and Teachings
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1992
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Special Problems in the Study of Sufi Ideas ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1983
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Wisdom of the Idiots
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1989
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Darkest England
Idries Shah, Indries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1987
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The Dermis Probe ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1989
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Elephant in the Dark ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Shah Idries, Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1982
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The Farmer's Wife ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah, Rose Mary Santiago (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1998
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Hundred Tales of Wisdom
Shah Idries, et al / Hardcover / Published 1984
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Kara Kush : The Gold of Ahmad Shah ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1993
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Kara Kush; A Novel ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1986
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Magic Monastry ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1991
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The Natives Are Restless ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1988
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Neem the Half-Boy ~ Usually ships in 24 hours
Idries Shah, et al / Hardcover / Published 1998
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World Tales ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1991
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Afghan Caravan : A Miscellany
Idries Shah(Editor), Safia Shah (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1990
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Caravan of Dreams ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1988
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Caravan of Dreams ~ Usually ships in 2-3 days
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1988
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100 Tales of Wisdom

Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1992
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Book of the Book
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1986
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Knowing How to Know : A Practical Philosophy in the Sufi Tradition
Idries Shah / Hardcover / Published 1998
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The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
Idries Shah, Ingrid Rodriguez (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1998
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The Magic Horse
Idries Shah, Julie Freeman (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1998
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Magic Monastery
Idries Shah / Paperback / Published 1992
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These Books below are currently out-of-print.
 
 
Destination Mecca
Idries Shah
The Elephant in the Dark, and Other Writings on the Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the West
Idries Shah, Leonard Lewin
Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin
I. Shah
The magic monastery: analogical and action philosophy of the Middle East and Central Asia
Idries Shah
A Perfumed Scorpion : the Way to the Way
Idries Shah
Secret Lore of Magic
I. Shah
This is one of the books that got me started when I was a teenager...
Thinkers of the East: studies in experientialism
Idries Shah
World Tales : The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places
Idries, Sayed, Shah

 


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