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Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault.

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Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault.

    240 | Selections from Sufi Thought and Action | The Idries Shah Podcast

    240 | Selections from Sufi Thought and Action | The Idries Shah Podcast

    Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features a selection of Sufi Thought and Action, by Idries Shah.

    • 22 min
    239 | Selections from The Secret Lore of Magic | The Idries Shah Podcast

    239 | Selections from The Secret Lore of Magic | The Idries Shah Podcast

    Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features selections of The Secret Lore of Magic, by Idries Shah.
     
    First published in 1957, The Secret Lore of Magic contains within it a series of major source-books of magical arts. Many of them translated into English for the first time, these works are annotated and fully illustrated.

    The book’s title in itself signalled the fact that the bulk of material in this bibliographical study had never been published openly before.

    Together with Oriental Magic which appeared in the preceding year, it provided a complete survey of fundamental magical literature, and thus a comprehensive reference system for psychologists, ethnologists and others interested in the rise and development of human beliefs. 

    Both books also introduced the general reader to dependable information about what was a shadowy and confusing subject.

    • 32 min
    238 | Selections from Seeker After Truth| The Idries Shah Podcast

    238 | Selections from Seeker After Truth| The Idries Shah Podcast

    Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features selections of Seeker After Truth, by Idries Shah.











     
    A treasure house of teaching materials, assembled in the Sufi manner. Seeker after Truth contains both traditional tales and stories gleaned from contemporary sources, and snippets of table talk, discussions and teachings, letters and lectures by Idries Shah. Taken together, it constitutes a handbook of materials designed to provoke a different kind of thought.
     

    • 26 min
    237 | Selections from Letters and Lectures | The Idries Shah Podcast

    237 | Selections from Letters and Lectures | The Idries Shah Podcast

    Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features selections of Letters and Lectures of Idries Shah.

    • 31 min
    236 | Selections from Evenings with Idries Shah| The Idries Shah Podcast

    236 | Selections from Evenings with Idries Shah| The Idries Shah Podcast

    Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features selections of Evenings with Idries Shah.

    • 28 min
    235 | Selections from Observations| The Idries Shah Podcast

    235 | Selections from Observations| The Idries Shah Podcast

    Welcome to the Idries Shah Foundation podcast, practical psychology for today. This weekly podcast features selections from Idries Shah books, as well as original recordings. It has been made available by The Idries Shah Foundation, and is voiced by David Ault. This episode features selections of Observations, by Idries Shah.











    According to the Sufis, human faculties, although perceptive, are limited: like a radio set, which can receive only certain electromagnetic waves and not other parts of this band. The inability to transcend the barrier of limited senses explains human subjectivity. The Sufis assert that through familiarisation with concepts, patterns of thought, and ideas that form part of their contemporary literature, one can learn to penetrate beyond this apparent reality.

    In this book, the reader will experience the unique quality of this material. Shah’s Observations is a fine example of the lucidity and humour prevalent throughout his more than thirty published works. Each observation is a gem of wisdom that can be returned to again and again for more insight.

    • 30 min

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Sooner or later, we all ask, "Is that all there is?" Idries Shah describes in allegorical terms the process by which that voice becomes stilled amid the distractions of our daily life. But for some of us, that still small voice grows louder and more insistent as we age. This podcast - and "The Sufis", the book from which it was taken, is for them.

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