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"In all history there is allegory, and all allegory finds its expression in the lives of men." So writes the author through the mouths of one of the 20 travelers telling their story, in true Arabian Nights fashion, as they journey by caravan to the ancient cities of Jerusalem and Mecca. Each tale enthralls us and at the same time we are not surprised as elements remind us that "accounts of unusual forces and the workings of the mind still remain unplumbed for those who prefer to know than to be made excited." For this book contains some of the most important illustrative anecdotes of adventure and tales of mystical and entertainment that Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah (Idries Shah's father) presented during a long life of study and teaching in the Sufi way.

Asia’s master writer, the Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah prepared these twenty narratives while India’s cultural representative for North Africa and all Western Asia. Author of twenty-six books on the East and its thought, the Sirdar formed a link between his illustrious Afghan forebears in the Sufi and Islamic tradition and the increasing interest in the West in these subjects. Soldier, diplomat, medical man, professor and mystic, he lived and taught in many countries of the East and West. This book contains some of the most important illustrative anecdotes and tales of mystical and entertainment content that he presented during a long life of study and teaching.

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One of the most remarkable men of achievement in the first half of this century, the Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah was an author of such stature and repute that he became known as "Asia's master writer." Born of royal lineage and a close friend of some of the Eastern world's most powerful leaders, the Sirdar was an influential figure in international relations and supporter of the League of Nations.

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  • PublisherOctagon Pr
  • Publication date1980
  • ISBN 10 0900860782
  • ISBN 13 9780900860782
  • BindingHardcover
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages179
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