> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 15 November 1999
  • ISBN: 9781570623462
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

Teachings Of Rumi


Formats & editions


Jelalludin Rumi (1207-1273) led the quiet life of an Islamic teacher in the central Anatolia (modern Turkey) until the age of thirty-seven, when he met a wandering dervish named Shams Tabriz-through whom he encountered the Divine Presence in a way that utterly transformed him. The result of this epiphany was the greatest body of mystical poetry the world has ever seen, and the establishment of a spiritual movement that would eventually stretch from Africa to China, enduring to our own day. This collection of versions of Rumi by Andrew Harvey contains some of the master's most luminous verse, along with selections from his lesser-read prose works, with the aim of presenting a balanced view of his teaching that includes both the high-flying love of God and the rigorous path of discipline essential for those who seek it.

  • Pub date: 15 November 1999
  • ISBN: 9781570623462
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey, born in Coimbatore, South India, is a high-profile poet, writer, translator, filmmaker and teacher, and the author or editor of more than 30 books, including A Journey in Ladakh and Hidden Journey. Educated at Oxford University, he became the youngest Fellow of All Soul's College in its history. For the last 20 years he has travelled widely, living in India, London, Paris, New York and San Francisco - teaching at university level and writing.

Also by Andrew Harvey

See all

Related titles