In this unique collaboration, Matthew appears as a guest interviewer on the channel of Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri, a fifth generation Sufi master, philosopher and author, to learn what Sufi psychology has to say about the process of healing. Matthew and Shaykh Fadhlalla begin by discussing some of Shaykh Fadhllah's extraordinary life story, from his family's origins in the holy Iraqi city of Kerbala, to his later spiritual studies under a guru in India, and his life's work to make Islamic teachings more widely accessible. They discuss the role of mystical states in expanding awareness, and the relationship between these peak experiences, the day-to-day work of the individual spiritual journey, and how this relates to the bigger process of societal change. In this lively exploration of the Sufi tradition, Matthew and Shaykh Fadhlalla conclude by addressing the conundrum facing seekers today: With so many wisdom traditions available now freely available, how to find the right path to awakening?
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