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Suggested Resources about Sufism

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Cover: Love is a Fire: The Sufi’s Mystical Journey Home

Love is a Fire: The Sufi’s Mystical Journey Home

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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“... a gift to all seekers, whatever path they are on. Anyone who comes to Love is a Fire will find it a mirror in which are reflected the deepest secrets of his or her original faith, and of the oneness that permeates all creation.”

—Andrew Harvey, author of
The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi


Love is a Fire
is an introduction to the Sufi path of love, taking the reader into the passion and wisdom of this mystical tradition. The call of the heart and how it draws us back to divine union is one of mankind's greatest secrets, and for the Sufi this love is a fire that burns away all traces of separation. Love is a Fire is based on live talks and meetings with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, who teaches how to live this burning. He describes the stages of the path of love on the soul’s journey home. This is a book for anyone drawn to the fire of divine love.

paperback, 232 pages, ISBN 978-1-890350-03-1
$14.95 US, £11.95 UK

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Cover: Sufism: the Transformation of the Heart

Sufism: the Transformation of the Heart

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Description | Table of Contents and Chapter Excerpt | Translations

“A straightforward and accessible introduction to Sufism”

—Booklist

“In Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee sets up guideposts for a path that combines Sufi wisdom with the insights of Jungian psychology. A book for the ever-increasing number of spiritual seekers who are looking for ‘a path with heart.”

—Brother David Steindl-Rast, author of
Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer


Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart
gives a clear and accessible outline of Sufism: its basic principles, historical background, and recent devel-opment in the West. While exploring the spiritual and psychological processes of transformation, this book offers practical guidelines to help the seeker. Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart is a valuable introduction to a dynamic spiritual path that is attracting growing interest in the West.

paperback, 224 pages, ISBN 13:978-0-9634574-4-8
$12.95 US, 9.95 UK

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Cover: Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master

Daughter of Fire:
A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master

by Irina Tweedie

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“... an engrossing personal story; a rare insight into the closed world of the Sufi. Far more, the spiritual path is revealed here as seldom before. The Guru-disciple relationship is detailed more thoroughly than in any other literature of any period ... a magnificent and great work”

—Joseph Chilton Pearce, author, The Magical Child Matures

“... a log of self-discovery, striking in its blatant honesty... proof the eternal flame of the soul still can be awakened in people of the modern age, like it has been in others since the early beginning of consciousness.”

—SUFISM Journal


Irina Tweedie’s unique account of the slow and painful grinding down of the personality at the hands of a Sufi Master. This diary spans five years, making up an amazing record of spiritual transformation. From a psychological perspective, this diary maps the process of ego dissolution, gradually unveiling the oneness and love that reside beneath the surface of the personality. Mrs. Tweedie is the first Western woman to be trained in this ancient yogic lineage.

paperback, 822 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9634574-5-5
$19.95 US, 15 UK

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Cover: Travelling the Path of Love: Sayings of Sufi Masters

Travelling the Path of Love: Sayings of Sufi Masters

Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Description | Chapter Excerpt | Available Translations | PDF

“... the most complete anthology of Sufi teachings to date. Because of its range and completeness, this is the one Sufi book all libraries must have as they build their collections on Sufism.”

—Library Journal


With the passion and depth of feeling that belong to lovers, Sufi masters through the centuries have described the soul’s journey toward union with God. This collection of sayings, dating from the ninth century to the present day, follows the stages of the journey, allowing the masters to beckon us along this ancient path.

paperback, 280 pages, ISBN 13: 978-0-9634574-2-4
$12.95 US, £9.95 UK

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Cover: The Return of Feminine and the World Soul

DVD: Where the Two Seas Meet: An Introduction to Sufism

with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

dvd 1: Introduction to Sufism: This talk asks the question “What is Sufism?” and explores its esoteric nature. It also includes a brief description of its historical beginnings and some of the early Sufi saints. Questions from the audience discuss the mystical path and the dark night of the soul.

1. What is Sufism? (38 min) · 2. Historical Beginnings (26 min)
3. Audience Questions (40 min)

dvd 2: The One Quality Needed for the Path: Love is the essence of Sufism, and all that is needed by the wayfarer. It is love that draws us Home. But we need to reclaim an understanding of love as a spiritual power that belongs to God and underlies all of creation. In answer to one question this present time of transition is explored from an archetypal perspective.

1. Talk (50 min) · 2. Audience Questions (34 min)

Five video clips from these recordings are available for online viewing: October 18 and November 15 clips

2 DVDs, about 3.25 hours, NTSC, Region Free
US: $19.95, UK: £15 plus .80p p&p

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AUDIO ARCHIVE LIBRARY

AUDIO ARCHIVE LIBRARY

Free MP3s of Talks & Interviews from 1983 - 2011
with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Irina Tweedie, and others

Link to Audio Archive

We have created an archive library of audio talks and interviews with Irina Tweedie, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, and others, for downloading or online listening. All talks are available as MP3 files. Please note, as many were originally recorded in audio tape format, complete talks are often available in two parts, which correspond to the sides of the original audio tape recordings.

A few of the subjects included are:
· Psychology & Sufism
· The Relationship with the Teacher
· Paradoxes of Mysticism, Love and Annihilation
· Surrendering to Separation, Spiritual Poverty
· Qualities Necessary for the Path
· Meditation & Prayer

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