“The present work is one of the most valuable anthologies devoted to Sufism in a Western language and is in fact unique in its authenticity combined with diversity…It includes works from all the categories of writers on Sufism. The editors have been very judicious in selecting texts that are authentic and yet represent different approaches to the study of Sufism as well as diverse aspects of the subject.” —Seyyed Hossein Nasr ***
“A good number of contemporary thinkers who are `seekers of Truth’— and all the contributors to the present anthology belong to that category— recognize Sufism as being not only the very heart of Islam, but also a key that gives access to the deepest meaning of other sacred traditions.” —Jean-Louis Michon: Introduction
This collection of essays includes: • Foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Intro by Jean-Louis Michon • Fifteen essays by American and European authorities on Sufism • Translations from French appearing in English for the first time • An extensive Glossary and Index. Other contributors include Rene Guenon; Leo Schaya; Angus Macnab; F. Schuon; Maria M. Dakake; R. Shah-Kazemi; S. H. Nasr and William Stoddart. These essays go beyond an endless fascination with forms; they always orient and re-orient themselves to the intrinsic Beauty of the Truth, the Truth that lies within the forms of Sufism and within the saints who have lived it.


Jean-Louis Michon/R. Gaetani (Eds.)


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