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ad-Darqawi, Shaikh al-‘Arabi. Letters of a Sufi Master, translated by Burkhart.  Pates Manor, Bedford, Middlesex: Perennial Books Ltd., 1987.

Ibn ‘Ata’Illah. Sufi Aphorisms (Kitab al-Hikam) translated by Victor Danner. Leiden, Netherlands: E.J. Brill, 1984.

Khan, Hazrat Inayat. Mastery Through Accomplishment. Omega Press, 19__.

Khan, Hazrat Inayat. Personality: the Art of Being and Becoming. Omega Press, 1982.

Knysh, Alexander. “The Tariqa on a Landcruiser: The Resurgence of Sufism in Yemen.” The Middle East Journal  Summer 2001 v55 i3 p399.

Nicholson, Reynold A. Mystics of Islam. Bloomington, IN: World Wisdom, 2002.

Schimmel, Annemarie. Mystical Dimensions of Islam. Chapel Hill, NC, The university of North Carolina Press, 1975.

Sells, Michael A. Mystical Languages of Unsaying. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Sells, Michael A. Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur’an, Mi’raj, Poetic and Theological Writings: Paulist Press, New York, 1996

Shah, Idries. The Way of the Sufi. NY, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1968.

Shah, Idries. Learning How to Learn; Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way. New York, NY:  Harper & Row Publishers, 1978.

Shah, Idries. The Plesantries of the Incedible Mulla Nasrudin. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1971.

Shafii, Mohammad, M.D. Freedom from the Self: Sufism, Meditation and Psychotherapy. NY, NY: Human Sciences Press Inc.,1985.



BLOG-quill-penLOGOsmAnatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology

Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. Sensing, Feeling and Action: The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering. Northampton, MA: Contact Editions, 2003.

Calais-Germain, Blandine. Anatomy of Movement. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press, 1991.

Bond, Mary. The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 2007.

Johnson, Don Hanlon, Ed. Bone Breath & Gesture: Practices of Embodiment. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1995.

Meyers, Tom. Anatomy Trains

Netters, Frank, MD. Atlas of Human Anatomy. Icon Learning
Systems, LLC; 1997.

Sarno, John. MD. Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection. 1991.

Schultz, R. Louis and Feitis, Rosemary, D.O. The Endless Web: Fascial Anatomy and Human Reality. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1996.

Schweigard, Lulu. Human Movement Potential: its Ideokinetic Facilitation.

Peter Bernhardt, MFCC, and Joel Isaacs, Ph.D. The Bodymap, a Precise Diagnostic Tool for Psychotherapy. Bodynamic Institute, 1997.


BLOG-quill-penLOGOsmSpiritual Memoir

Adler, Janet. Arching Backwards: the Mystical Initiation of a Contemporary Woman. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International, 1995.

Goldberg, Natalie.  Long Quiet Highway. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1993.

McPherson, Dunya Dianne. Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh. Dancemeditation Books, NY, NY. 2008

Tweedie, Irina. Daughter of Fire: a Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. Inverness, CA: The Golden Sufi Center Publishing, 1986.

Vaughan-Lee, Llewellyn, Ph.D. The Face Before I was Born; a Spiritual Autobiography. Inverness, CA: The Golden Sufi Center Publishing, 1998.


BLOG-quill-penLOGOsmPhilosophy & Poetry

Barks, Coleman, and Moyne, John. This Longing: Poetry, Teaching Stories, and Letters of Rumi  by Jelaluddin Rumi. Boston, MA; Shambhala Publications, 1988.

Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Space. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. 1958, 1994.

Khan, Inayat and Barks, Coleman. The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia : Translations from the Poems of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz : Lectures on Persian Poetry.

Oliver, Mary. New and Selected Poems. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1992.

Rumi, Jallaudin, translation Coleman Barks. Open Secret. Boston, MA; Shambhala Publications, 1984.


BLOG-quill-penLOGOsmMiddle Eastern Studies

Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia. My Grandmother’s Secrets The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing, New York, NY: Interlink Publishing Company, Inc, 1999.

Ardalan, Nader & Baktiar, Laleh. The Sense of Unity; the Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture. Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1973.

Armstrong, Karen. Islam: A Short History. New York: Modern Library Edition, 2000.

Buonaventura, Wendy. Serpent of the Nile. New York, NY:  Interlink Books, 1990.

Mernissi, Fatima. Scheherezade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems. New York: Washington Square Press, 2001.

Beyond the Veil: Male Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society. Indiana:  Indiana University Press, 1987.

O’Leary, De Lacy. Arabic Thought and it Place in History. New York, NY. Dover Publications, 2003 (1939).

Remnick, David. “Letter from Cairo: Going Nowhere.”  New Yorker Magazine July 19, 2004

Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney. The Poetics of Islamic Legitimacy. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Said, Edward. Orientalism.  New York, NY: Random House, 1979.

Safadi, Yasin Hamid. Islamic Calligraphy. New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, Inc., 1992.




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