Idries Shah is considered one of the leading thinkers of the 20th century. His writings include an enormous range of teaching stories, which have been told in Central Asia and the Middle East from time immemorial to help people think more flexibly. Shah dedicated his life to collecting, translating and adapting key works of Sufi classical literature for the needs of the West. His corpus – over three dozen books – has been translated into all major languages and has sold millions of copies around the world. Sometimes hailed as ‘practical philosophy’ Shah’s work represents centuries of thought aimed at developing human potential.

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