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I-SHAH-1Idries Shah devoted his life to collecting, selecting and translating key works of Eastern Sufi classical literature, adapting them to the needs of the West and disseminating them in the Occident.

Called by some ‘practical philosophy’, by others ‘templates in straight thinking’ – these works represent centuries of Sufi thought aimed at the development of human potential to its fullest extent.

They stress virtues such as common sense, clear-thinking and humour to counteract religious (and any other) dogma.

As such they may be viewed as an antidote to radicalism and fanaticism much needed in the world today.

The Idries Shah Foundation exists to make sure that these works remain available to the public – both in the East and in the West.

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2807, 2017

El cuento-enseñante

Idries Shah y su revolucionaria contribución al cuento-enseñante Por Robert Twigger Traducido por Jason Webster   ‘Dime un hecho y aprenderé, dime una verdad y creeré, pero cuéntame una historia y vivirá en mi [...]

2807, 2017

The Teaching Story

Idries Shah and his revolutionary contribution to the teaching story. By Robert Twigger   "Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it [...]

507, 2017

Being Different

ON ORIGINALITY When I was seven years old, my father sat me down on the lawn on a long hot summer afternoon, and he told me a secret: ‘You’re wiser than almost anyone I’ve ever [...]