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Peter Davies

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  • The Way of the Sufi

  • By: Idries Shah
  • Narrated by: David Ault
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

The Way of the Sufi presents an unparalleled cross-section of material from Sufi schools, Sufi teachings, and classical writings as a basic course of Sufi study. The author begins with the outward aspects of the teaching most likely to puzzle the student coming fresh to the subject. He considers various attitudes to Sufi ideas and evidence of their absorption into medieval Christianity, Hinduism, Jewish mysticism, and modern philosophical teachings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much to ponder!

  • By Peter Davies on 29-11-15

So much to ponder!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-15

I read this book soon after it came out and thought I knew it, but listening gave me a new slant. The narrator is a delight to listen to and my attention could be given to the words spoken rather than the page and those print marks whose interpretation sometimes seems transparent, at others the whole mechanism of reading gets in the way of understanding.

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  • Caravan of Dreams

  • By: Idries Shah
  • Narrated by: David Ault
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Caravan of Dreams distills the essence of Eastern thought in a feast of Sufi stories, sayings, poems, and allegories collected by one of the world's leading experts in Oriental philosophy and Sufism. Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single consciousness, relating Eastern mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enchanting

  • By Peter Davies on 29-10-15

enchanting

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-15

enchanting stories interspersed with thought provoking sayings, though occasionally i was unsure whether a saying was part of the story. it is beautifully read and altogether a treat

1 of 1 people found this review helpful