The Conference Of The Birds

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The "Conference of the Birds" is a 12th-century Sufi allegory that has beenescribed as the Islamic "Canterbury Tales". Written by an Iranian Sufi,arid ud-Din Attar, who was a major influence on the work of Rumi, it is thetory of the birds' quest for an ideal king, and an allegory for the Sufi (orystical Islamic) path to enlightenment. Though hugely popular andnfluential in the Islamic world, it is still relatively unfamiliar in theest. In this edition, the poet Raficq Abdulla has reinterpreted key extractso make the insight of Sufism accessible to a contemporary reader. Each pages decorated with illustrations taken from Persian manuscripts in theriental collection at the British Library.;The poem uses the birds' journeyo describe the stages of Sufi enlightenment, and each bird represents auman archetype. At the end of the tale, the birds discover tht what they areeeking is none other than themselves: in Sufism, enlightenment is unity withhe Divine, and the way to God is inward, through one's own soul.

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Genre : Sufi poetry, Persian
Author : Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Publisher :
Release : 2002
File : 96 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0711217580


The Conference Of The Birds

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With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the fifth novel in the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs. With his dying words, H—Jacob Portman’s final connection to his grandfather Abe’s secret life entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor—Save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe’s former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-01-14
File : 336 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780735231511


Conference Of The Birds

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First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard. Like the duck, we may not wish to leave the water. Like the nightingale, we may want to stay close to our roses. Direct and to the point, Masani's translation, made in the early part of the 19th century, is particularly apropos for our early 21st century times -- both are periods of intense spiritual seeking.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Farid Al-Din Attar
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2001-10-15
File : 100 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781609252236


Conference Of The Birds

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Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert. It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theater. Brook was in search of a new beginning that has since been revealed in all his work--from Conference of the Birds and Carmen to The Mahabharata and beyond. At the heart of John Heilpern's brilliant account of the African experiment is a story that became a search for the miraculous.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Heilpern
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-08
File : 340 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781135864293


Conference Of The Birds

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Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert. It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theater. Brook was in search of a new beginning that has since been revealed in all his work--from Conference of the Birds and Carmen to The Mahabharata and beyond. At the heart of John Heilpern's brilliant account of the African experiment is a story that became a search for the miraculous.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : John Heilpern
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-08
File : 338 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781135864224


Conference Of The Birds

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First written in the 12th century, Conference of the Birds is an allegory of extreme measures for extreme times -- the story of birds seeking a king is the story of all of us seeking God. Like the birds, we may be excited for the journey, until we realize that we must give up our fears and hollow desires, that our journey will be long and hard. Like the duck, we may not wish to leave the water. Like the nightingale, we may want to stay close to our roses. Direct and to the point, Masani's translation, made in the early part of the 19th century, is particularly apropos for our early 21st century times -- both are periods of intense spiritual seeking.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Farid Al-Din Attar
Publisher : Weiser Books
Release : 2001-10-15
File : 100 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1578632463


The Conference Of The Birds

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“These lofty words are an antidote for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.” Considered by Rumi to be “the master” of Sufi mystic poetry, Attar is best known for this epic poem, a magnificent allegorical tale about the soul’s search for meaning. He recounts the perilous journey of the world’s birds to the faraway peaks of Mount Qaf in search of the mysterious Simorgh, their king. Attar’s beguiling anecdotes and humor intermingle the sublime with the mundane, the spiritual with the worldly, while his poem models the soul’s escape from the mind’s rational embrace. Sholeh Wolpé re-creates for modern readers the beauty and timeless wisdom of the original Persian, in contemporary English verse and poetic prose.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Attar
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-03-07
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780393292190


The Epic Of Kings Hero Tales Of Ancient Persia

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The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia Firdausi - The Epic of Kings, Hero Tales of Ancient Persia (The Shahnameh) is an epic poem by the Persian poet Firdausi, written between 966 and 1010 AD. Telling the past of the Persian empire, using a mix of the mythical and historical, it is regarded as a literary masterpiece. Not only important to the Persian culture, it is also important to modern day followers of the Zoroastrianism religion. It is said that the poem was Firdausi's efforts to preserve the memory of Persia's golden days, following the fall of the Sassanid empire. The poem contains, among others, mentions of the romance of Zal and Rudba, Alexander the Great, the wars with Afrsyb, and the romance of Bijan and Manijeh.

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Genre : History
Author : Firdausi
Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Release : 2021-11-16
File : 231 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783986778163


Layli And Majnun

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The Persian epic that inspired Eric Clapton's unforgettable love song "Layla" and that Lord Byron called "the Romeo and Juliet of the East," in a masterly new translation A Penguin Classic The iconic love story of the Middle East, by a twelfth-century Persian poet who has been compared to Shakespeare for his subtlety, inventiveness, and dramatic force, Layli and Majnun tells of star-crossed lovers whose union is tragically thwarted by their families and whose passion continues to ripple out across the centuries. Theirs is a love that lasts a lifetime, and in Nezami's immortal telling, erotic longing blends with spiritual self-denial in an allegory of Sufi aspiration, as the amenities of civilization give way to the elemental wilderness, desire is sublimated into a mystical renunciation of the physical world, and the soul confronts its essence. This is a tour de force of Persian literature, in a translation that captures the extraordinary power and virtuosity of the original.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Nezami Ganjavi
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-02-09
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780525505778


Miss Peregrine S Peculiar Children Boxed Set

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The New York Times #1 best-selling series. Includes 3 novels by Ransom Riggs and 12 peculiar photographs. Together for the first time, here is the #1 New York Times best seller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and its two sequels, Hollow City and Library of Souls. All three hardcovers are packaged in a beautifully designed slipcase. Also included: a special collector's envelope of twelve peculiar photographs, highlighting the most memorable moments of this extraordinary three-volume fantasy. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in this groundbreaking novel, which mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling new kind of reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. HOLLOW CITY: September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she's trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary adventure continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. LIBRARY OF SOULS: A boy, a girl, and a talking dog. They're all that stands between the sinister wights and the future of peculiar children everywhere. Jacob Portman ventures through history one last time to rescue the peculiar children from a heavily guarded fortress. He's joined by girlfriend and firestarter Emma Bloom, canine companion Addison MacHenry, and some very unexpected allies.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release : 2015-10-20
File : 1152 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781594748394