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...
An Elephant in the Dark

An Elephant in the Dark

Introduction The original review of Idries Shah’s The Sufis, written by Nobel Prize winning author Doris Lessing¹. By Doris Lessing Citizens of a certain town, mad with curiosity, sneaked a preview of a beast strange to them, an elephant. For safety’s sake it...
Beyond East & West

Beyond East & West

The issue of East and West has always interested me. As both Canadian and Lebanese, I was born into it: it’s the story of my family, and then became my lifelong work as a diplomat and mediator. I was born in Lebanon, a country that, in the 1960s, was a lively...
The Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah

The Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah

by Professor L.F. Rushbrook Williams* Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah, the father of Idries Shah, belonged to a family of Muswi Saiyids directly descended from Ali Musa Raza, the eighth Imam, and thus from the Prophet Mohammed himself. For centuries, this family has provided...
Denise Winn: an Interview

Denise Winn: an Interview

Nearly 35 years after The Manipulated Mind was published by Octagon Press, its author Denise Winn answers some questions we put to her: Which psychological experiments are most interesting to you? Is their impact still relevant? I think all the big, classic psychology...