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Published by E. P. Dutton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sufism

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Idries Shah and others ; Leonard Lewin, editor.
    ContributionsShah, Idries, 1924-, Lewin, Leonard., Lewin, Leonard, comp.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP189.2 .L48 1976
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 154 p. ;
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5207673M
    ISBN 100525473726
    LC Control Number75034151

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|a The Elephant in the dark, and other writings on the diffusion of Sufi ideas in the West / |c by Idries Shah and others ; Leonard Lewin, editor. |a 2d ed. |a New York: |b E. Dutton, |c |a vi, p. ; |c 21 cm. |a First ed. published in under title: The diffusion of Sufi ideas in the West.

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New York: E.P. Dutton, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Idries Shah. The Elephant in the Dark: And Other Writings on the Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the West [Idries Shah, Leonard Lewin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Elephant in the Dark: And Other Writings on the Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the WestAuthor: Idries Shah.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE DARK; And Other Writings on the Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the West. Shah, Idries; Lewin, Leonard (ed.). New York: Dutton, First US edition. Paperback in very good condition. Item # ISBN: Contributions from Idries Shah, Doris Lessing, William Foster, and others; Edition: First US Edition.

The Elephant in the Dark is a book by the writer Idries Shah, based on lectures he delivered at the University of Geneva as Visiting Professor in – He was invited to speak on the topic of “Salvation as a total surrender to God: an attempt at dialogue between Christians and Muslims.” The book was published by Octagon Press in and is due to be republished in new paperback Author: Idries Shah.

Sufi-related publications include: The Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the West: An anthology of new writings by and about Idries Shah (, editor) The Elephant in the Dark (, editor) Science and the Paranormal (The Institute for Cultural Research,author) "Sufi Studies: East and West" in The World of the Sufi (, contributor).

It includes key scholarly writings, wonderful anecdotes, Sufi materials embraced by Christianity and Islam, and quotations illustrating what they share and can learn from each other. The title comes from an Eastern version of Blind Men and the Elephant.

It reveals the cultural & personal assumptions that blind s: The Elephant in the Dark, and Other Writings on the Diffusion of Sufi The Diffusion of Sufi Ideas in the West 11 copies. The Englishman's Handbook 10 copies, 1 review.

(82) Parables (21) philosophy () picture book (27) poetry (34) psychology (45). Elephant in the Dark Rumi translated by Coleman Barks Some Hindus have an elephant to show.

No one here has ever seen an elephant. They bring it at night to a dark room. One by one, we go in the dark and come out saying how we experience the animal.

One of us happens to touch the trunk. “A water-pipe kind of creature.” Another, the ear. Sufi story: The Elephant and the blind men. by Editore | Published 28 September Once there was a city, the inhabitants of which were all blind. They had heard of elephants and were curious to see [sic] one face to face.

They were still full of this desire when one day a caravan arrived and camped outside the city. There was an elephant in. The Elephant in the dark, and other writings on the diffusion of Sufi ideas in the West, Robin L.

La Fevers, Idries Shah, Mar 3,Juvenile Fiction, pages. Young Kenric is entrusted with three. Rumi: An Elephant in the Dark - Sufi Poem of the Parable of the Elephant and the Blind Monks - Duration: cptmuji Recommended for you. 3B - Qualitative Research Methods. Rumi's works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek in his verse.

His Masnavi (Mathnawi), composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in.

For centuries, Sufi thinkers have been linked to both religions in certain important ideas. But, like the elephant in the dark in Jalaludin Rumi\'s classic fable, these ideas are not grasped in full by seizing parts of the whole and arguing for or against their supposed Christian or Islamic derivation.

A bold, humorous rendition of "The Three Blind Men and the Elephant," magnificently illustrated by an award-winning artist. The book which perhaps encapsulates the Sufi Reality is The Book of the Book.

It contains nine pages of print, but all the rest of the pages are blank. It predicts all possible responses to itself. This tiny, highly-charged tale is like a mirror reflecting much more than is in the area it is apparently meant to reflect.

In the darkness, each of the men became convinced that the elephant was the object he himself had felt - a fan, a rope, a pillar - and so on.

With this ancient fable, first described by the Sufi Master Jalaluddin Rumi, Idries Shah presents the Sufi perspective that Christianity and Islam stem from one, inner, origin.

The prodigious Work of the Sufis: The Sufis by Idries Shah offers a wide overview of the historical development of the Sufi Way, through the works of individual masters (many of whom were highly successful polymaths), schools and orders, and through a whole host of fields in which they were engaged or through which their work was projected, such as religion, ethics, learning, science, the arts /5(93).

Thought Forms. The Ancient Wisdom. Occult Chemistry. Esoteric Christianity. Death and After. The Path of Discipleship. Study in Consciousness. Talks on the Path of Occultism – 3. The African elephant is usually larger and the Asian elephant has a back that is concave, or curved downward.

African elephants are less hairy than the Asian elephant. The Ice Age, which occurred o years ago, killed off the other species of elephants, otherwise known. The complete audiobook of The Elephant in the Dark, by Idries Shah.

Read by David Ault. A group of men sought to examine an elephant in a dark room. Each too. The elephant's social structure is quite different to other animals. The female elephants live in a family unit, also called a herd, of up to 25 elephants with a female elephant in the lead.

There is a clear hierarchy usually based on age and experience, so the older the elephant is, the stronger their influence is in the herd.Based on a classic Persian text, "The Blind Men and the Elephant," this picture book can be enjoyed on multiple levels.

Not only is it a gentle reminder to look at the whole picture before drawing conclusions, but it also offers an admonition about perspective.

What seems one way in the dark may be completely different in the light/5(41).