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Spiritual Dimensions of Psychology, Revised Edition

Spiritual Dimensions of Psychology, Revised Edition

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9780930872885
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01/01/2012
Omega Publications
WORLD
5.4 X 8.4 in
335 pg

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Hazrat Inayat Khan’s complete teachings on the mystery and potential of the human mind.
This revised edition contains the most comprehensive collection of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings on the mind and its potential; it includes three new chapters and more additional material, all from original sources. Within this volume, Inayat Khan explores the purification and training of the psyche, its use as a tool in spiritual growth, and the teachings of the mystics on meditation, contemplation, intuition, visionary dreams, inspiration, and revelation.

“For the Sufi, the mind is a world of its own: a palace of mutually reflecting mirrors, in which imagination emerges creatively out of the divine mind—or sometimes runs riot.”
—From the introduction by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.

Hazrat Inayat Khan Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Author Bio

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882 1927) came to Europe and America from his native India with a message of love, harmony, and beauty that was a new approach to harmonizing Western and Eastern spirituality. He established a school of spiritual training based upon traditional Sufi teachings infused with the vision of the unity of religious ideals and the awakening of humanity to the divinity within. Inayat Khan died in India in 1927, leaving a significant body of recorded discourse and instruction on all things pertaining to spiritual ideals in the midst of life in the world.

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan (1916 -2004) was the eldest son of Sufi Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and Ora Ray Baker. As his father’s successor, Pir Vilayat served as head of the Sufi Order International for fifty years. Born in London, England, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan was educated at the Sorbonne, Oxford, and L’École Normale de Musique de Paris. During World War II he served in the British Royal Navy on a minesweeper and participated in the invasion at Normandy. His sister, Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan served in the French Resistance as a radio operator and was executed at Dachau. After the war, Pir Vilayat pursued his spiritual training by studying with masters of many different religious traditions throughout India and the Middle East. While honoring the initiatic tradition of his Sufi predecessors, Pir Vilayat continually adapted traditional Eastern spiritual practices in keeping with the evolution of Western consciousness, psychology, and science. He initiated and participated in many international and interfaith conferences promoting understanding and world peace.