Caravan of Dreams distills the essence of Eastern thought in a feast of stories, sayings, poems and allegories, collected by one of the world’s leading experts in Oriental philosophy. Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single consciousness, relating mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology.
Its title is inspired from the couplet written by the Sufi mystic Bahaudin:
‘Here we are, all of us: in a dream-caravan,
A caravan, but a dream – a dream, but a caravan.
And we know which are the dreams.
Therein lies the hope.’
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