THE SUFI BOOK OF LIFE: Ninety-Nine Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish (Penguin paperback original/ On-sale February 22, 2005 / $14.00)
by Neil Douglas-Klotz is one part meditation book, one part oracle, one part collection of Sufi lore, poetry and story, including the wisdom of Sufi women and men, ancient and modern: Rumi, Hafiz, Saadi, Shabistari, Rabia, Ruqayya, Fatima of Nishapur, Ibn Arabi, Attar, Shah Maghsoud, Inayat Khan, Idries Shah, Irina Tweedie, Samuel Lewis, M.R. Bawa Muhaiyadden, Nur Lex Hixon and more.
Taking the centuries-old form of a "dervish handbook," a guide to life and love updated for the 21st
century, the book includes, for the first time in more than a hundred years, a totally new translation and interpretation of the fundamental spiritual practice in all ancient and modern Sufi schools, the meditation on the beautiful names of Unity, the pathways of the heart.
Like searching the internet, use the book to search within you for the address of Beloved you need right now. Or use it as an oracle: open the book and open your heart. Sufism is the living, mystical heart of a great tradition, but that doesn't matter if you don't find your own heart.
Your heart is the browser.
The pathways are the search engine.
The universe is the real internet.
And there are many addresses to the Beloved.
Whose server is always online.
With inspirational commentary that connects each quality with contemporary concerns such as love, work, and success, THE SUFI BOOK OF LIFE
is the perfect guide to life and love in the twenty-first century.
Ann M. Day