Year: 2010

Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad: Demystifying Islam’s First Women

Dr. Susan Corso The Prophet Muhammad didn’t start out as a prophet; neither was Jesus the Christ from day one. These divinely inspired men became what they were meant to be. And right alongside both, there were women. Untold: A History of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad is a mystical demystification of the women who…

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Arrow to the Soul

Dr. Edward Tick Peter Kingsley’s work is so unique, urgent, demanding and liberating, that I find it difficult to conjure the best metaphors for who he is and what gifts he brings us. I think of him as a renegade philosopher preaching in the marketplace rather than teaching in academia, an alchemist, a poet of…

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The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse

Gyrus I can’t say where The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse, an ambitious new novel by poet and psychoactive plant pioneer Dale Pendell, fits into the apocalyptic literary landscape, but it certainly demands the attention of anyone concerned with how we imagine the future, and how these visions affect the present. I’ve not read, or even…

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Edward Tick

Edward Tick, PhD, is the author of War and the Soul, The Practice of Dream Healing, and The Golden Tortoise. He is the Director of Soldier’s Heart, a non-profit organization that works to prepare families and communities to help in supporting and healing veterans returning from current wars as well as those who fought in…

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Donald A. Sharif Graham

Sharif Graham is a scholar and former professor of Literature and Comparative Religion at University of Arizona and Pima College. For the past twelve years he has authenticated and edited the lectures of Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, and regularly given seminars on Inayat Khan’s teachings. Sharif lives in Suresnes, France. Graham

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Christopher Bamford on Seven Pillars and Wisdom

Christopher BamfordMemorial Day Weekend 2010, Seven Pillars gathered it’s Guiding Voices, board members, key funders, staff and primary volunteers to get to know one another better, look for connections between one another’s work, and begin to envision Seven Pillars’ future. The first evening, on Friday, May 29th, we shared stories of Seven Pillars’ founding with…

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Pir Zia on Seven Pillars’ Name and Four Areas

Pir Zia Inayat-KhanMemorial Day Weekend 2010, Seven Pillars gathered it’s Guiding Voices, board members, key funders, staff and primary volunteers to get to know one another better, look for connections between one another’s work, and begin to envision Seven Pillars’ future. This tidbit is from a session held the morning of Sunday, May 30th on…

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Jennifer Ferraro

Jennifer Ferraro, MFA, is a poet, artist, and translator of Quarreling with God: Mystic Rebel Poems of the Dervishes of Turkey and a collection of her own illustrated poems, Divine Nostalgia. She has led workshops and has presented poetry performances combining poetry, dance and music in innovative ways. For four years she toured with a…

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Arvol Looking Horse was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota in 1954. Raised by his grandparents, Lucy and Thomas Looking Horse, Arvol learned the culture and spiritual ways of the Lakota. He speaks both Lakota and English. At 12 he was given the enormous responsibility of becoming the 19th generation Keeper of…

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Barbara Sargent

http://www.sevenpillarshouse.org/assets/images/content/people/barbara-sargent.jpg Barbara Sargent is founder and president of Kalliopeia Foundation, a grant-making charity whose mission is to help cultivate the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s diversity. She was brought to the Naqshbandi Sufi path starting in 1985 and is a disciple of Sheik Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. She…

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