The Resurrection of Sir Richard Francis Burton

The Resurrection of Sir Richard Francis Burton

By the 1960s, most people associated the name Richard Burton with a famous movie star, not an eccentric English explorer. If Sir Richard Burton was remembered at all it was for being the translator of an obscene(ish) version of The 1001 Nights and the Arab sex manual...

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...
The Teaching Story

The Teaching Story

Idries Shah and his revolutionary contribution to the teaching story. By Robert Twigger   “Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” Native American proverb “All...