Is it Possible to Discover the “Essence” of Sufism or Islam? by Dr Yannis Toussulis Author of Sufism and the Way of Blame


Though  the title of this is about Discovering the essence of Sufism or Islam, I think this applies to any particular tradition. I write a post about mostly sufism here […]

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Reflection on Blogging about Sufism and my experiences with it


We’re prisoners in the shackles of an immense passion Afflicted and tormented with manacles on our ankles we are the miserable ones in the deserts o love skilled in the field of riot and revolution. Sometimes were thunder sometimes a bolt of lightening sometimes were clouds sometimes the sea. Sometimes were intellectuals sometimes were crazy were bewildered…just bewildered headless, footless, nothing in our pockets, worthless drunkards… though sometimes were revealed sometimes concealed sometimes earth-like were abased and debased sometimes sky like were exalted and transcendent in the tavern of ruin like Sayeed we’ve fallen down beyond all religion or infidelity after draining cup after cup after cup of wine. – Shah Nimatullah

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Starting on new Foot sharing my personal narrative: I saw a tree and a fire, and heard a voice


I was asked by a reader what is it like  to be a dervish, and I couldn’t answer. While I could quote beautiful poems but i didn’t think that would be fair. […]

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Sufism for Western Seekers By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff


 Sufism for Western Seekers By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff For many western spiritual seekers, Sufism is often misunderstood and viewed as an Islamic mystical tradition presented through various Sufi orders. Yet […]

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