So Close … Closer Than Breath – Amidon

Monday, April 15th, 2019

“It’s so close you can’t see it. It’s so profound you can’t fathom it. It’s so simple you can’t believe it. It’s so good you can’t accept it.”

What is it?

Munajat: Pretend That You & I are Two : Elias Amidon

Monday, April 8th, 2019

“… Now that the dawn has come so gently … my quiet soul … warms its wings in the morning light … “ ~ Pir Elias Amidon

Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the early Mystics to Rumi (Penguin Classics)

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and the attempt to attain union with God and become absorbed into the Divine, many poems in this edition are imbued with the symbols and metaphors […]

Heart Centered Awareness – Hafiz

Monday, March 25th, 2019

“… Beauty yearned to see itself; It turned to man to sing its praise… ~ Hafiz

Aksarayi Seyh Ibrahim Efendi: The Sufi Way

Monday, February 18th, 2019

“… They say it is to burn up in Love’s fire — The Sufi way is to be utterly inflamed with the light of the Beloved …” ~ Aksarayi Şeyh İbrahim Efendi (Dervish of Turkey)