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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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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Indications of Spiritual Narcissism by Dr Yannis Toussulis


Indications of Spiritual Narcissism Introduction Sufi literature often overlooks the fact that persons require a modicum of self-esteem to maintain their basic human dignity. In a hadith of the Prophet […]

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Spirituality and Sexuality (2) taken from Forty Days: The Diary of a Traditional Solitary Sufi Retreatby Micahela Ozelsel


Even from the scientific point of view, various approaches to investigating the connection between spirituality and erotic experience are increasingly being explored. Arya points out that physiological conenctions with the […]

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The Meetings of Oceans – a Sufi story from the Technology of Heart


The following story was taken from Sadiq Alam’s blog, The Technology of the Heart, post entitled: More Dreams Sent Our Way. I love this story because it testifies to the meeting […]

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