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  • Tales of the Dervishes

  • By: Idries Shah
  • Narrated by: David Ault
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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Although enormously attractive as sheer entertainment, Dervish tales were never presented merely on the level of a fable, legend, or folklore.

They stand comparison in wit, construction, and piquancy with the finest stories of any culture, yet their true function as Sufi teaching stories is so little-known in the modern world, that no technical or popular terms exist to describe them.

The material in Tales of the Dervishes is the result of a thousand years of development, during which Dervish masters used these and other teaching stories to instruct their disciples. The tales are held to convey powers of increasing perception unknown to the ordinary man.

©1967 The Estate of Idries Shah (P)2017 Idries Shah Foundation

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  • Geology Justin
  • 16-01-22

Very well done on all levels

Play, stop, consider, contemplate, meditate, think, decide, switch perspectives, and repeat this three times then hit play. Repeat

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  • Zachary P.
  • 29-12-21

A Spiritual Gift!

Each story is so dense you could spend a life time working your way through this collection. It is a great collection to study with friends.

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  • Kilgore Trout
  • 03-04-21

ancient wisdom rediscovered

the stories in this book are timeless. they provide advice now as they provided a 1000 yr ago