Sufic Origins of the Desert Island Story

By Jason Webster At the eastern end of the Sierra Nevada, not far from Granada, there is a small town tucked away in the dusty hillsides, almost forgotten amid the dry, desert-like landscape. Tourists who stray here will find an imposing cathedral, half-empty streets...
Flamenco and Sufism

Flamenco and Sufism

By Jason Webster In his groundbreaking book The Sufis (1964), the authority on Sufism Idries Shah mentions several Western cultural phenomena which were influenced or inspired by the mystical current of Islam. They include such diverse things as the Troubadour...