Interview with Tomás Graves

Interview with Tomás Graves

Tomás Graves is an author, musician, graphic designer and printer. He lives in Majorca and is the son of poet Robert Graves. His books include Tuning Up at Dawn and Bread and Oil: a celebration of Majorcan culture. Photo credit: Philip Rogan You’re of British...
Understanding Cults and Cult Thinking

Understanding Cults and Cult Thinking

The contribution of Idries Shah to the understanding of cults and cult thinking Until Idries Shah began writing on the subject, the word ‘cult’ tended to refer to a religious sect that was usually eccentric and possibly dangerous. It could include any quasi-religious...
He Who Tastes, Knows

He Who Tastes, Knows

By Steven Nightingale We must look at the world we have made: the crudity of our politics, the menace of military force, the threat of oblivion from atomic weapons; the destruction of earth’s life support systems, the fundamentalism that corrupts religious faith. What...

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...