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Product Description: A prolific writer and author of over 24 books, Rene Guenon was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought. Known for his discourses on the intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of the modern world, symbolism, tradition, and the inner or spiritual dimension of religion, this book is a compilation of his most important writings...read more
By John Herlihy (editor) and Martin Lings (introduced by)

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9781933316574 | World Wisdom Books, October 30, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A prolific writer and author of over 24 books, Rene Guenon was the founder of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought.

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Product Description: First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
By R. W. J. Austin (trans) and Martin Lings (foreword by)

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9780415442596 | 1 edition (Routledge, December 7, 2007), cover price $195.00 | About this edition: First published in 2008.

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Product Description: This translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur'an, written by a world-renowned scholar and Sufi master. A work in progress at the time of the author's death, this publication features selected verses that have been culled from previously unpublished writings...read more

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9781903682524 | Islamic Text Society, September 30, 2007, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur'an, written by a world-renowned scholar and Sufi master.

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9781903682531 | Bilingual edition (Islamic Text Society, September 30, 2007), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This translation is a short and accessible introduction to the Qur'an, written by a world-renowned scholar and Sufi master.

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Product Description: This is an anthology of 25 essays by the leading exponents of the perennialist school of comparative religious thought. It aims to be the most accessible introduction yet to the perspective of the Perennial Philosophy.
By Martin Lings (editor) and Clinton Minnaar (editor)

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9781933316437 | World Wisdom Books, September 1, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This is an anthology of 25 essays by the leading exponents of the perennialist school of comparative religious thought.

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9789689279167 | Advanced Marketing s De Rl De Cv, June 30, 2007, cover price $12.95

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Product Description: A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet • Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states • Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language • Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005 Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet...read more

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9781594771538 | 5 revised edition (Inner Traditions, October 6, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A revised edition of the internationally acclaimed biography of the prophet • Includes important additions about the prophet’s spread of Islam into Syria and its neighboring states • Contains original English translations from 8th and 9th century biographies, presented in authoritative language • Represents the final updates made on the text before the author’s death in 2005 Martin Lings’ biography of Muhammad is an internationally acclaimed, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the life of the prophet.
9780892811700 | Reprint edition (Inner Traditions, September 1, 1987), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Discusses the life of the prophet who founded the Islamic faith

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Product Description: A study of the mystical, spiritual, and profound visionary wisdom contained in Shakespeare’s plays• Reveals the significant mystical symbolism in ten of Shakespeare’s later, more mature, works including Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Tempest• Shows the progress of Shakespeare’s own spiritual development through comparison of his earlier and later playsThe plays of William Shakespeare are considered among the greatest dramatic works ever written because they transcend both age and time in the truths they convey about human nature...read more

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9781594771200 | Inner Traditions, June 27, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A study of the mystical, spiritual, and profound visionary wisdom contained in Shakespeare’s plays• Reveals the significant mystical symbolism in ten of Shakespeare’s later, more mature, works including Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Tempest• Shows the progress of Shakespeare’s own spiritual development through comparison of his earlier and later playsThe plays of William Shakespeare are considered among the greatest dramatic works ever written because they transcend both age and time in the truths they convey about human nature.

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Product Description: Every religious tradition or metaphysical worldview involves a system of powerful symbols, most of which bear common meanings across cultures, continents, and time. This volume, complete with a 9th century Quranic manuscript, explores the significance of the most recurrent symbols and archetypes in human history and elaborates a compelling theory for why symbolism plays such an essential role in human life...read more

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9781887752794, titled "Symbol & Archetype: A Study of the Meaning of Existence" | Fons Vitae, April 1, 2006, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Every religious tradition or metaphysical worldview involves a system of powerful symbols, most of which bear common meanings across cultures, continents, and time.
9781870196055 | Fons Vitae, January 1, 1991, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: With reference to the great religions of the world, particularly to Christianity and Islam, symbolism is defined in a renewed consciousness that everything—numbers, elements, senses, and colors—has a vertical dimension that gives it a divine significance.

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Product Description: The finest examples of this distinctive Islamic art form ever published. Within three centuries of its advent, Islam had produced an architecture and a calligraphic art, including that of illumination, that have seldom been equaled and never surpassed, the one centered on the Mosque and the other on the Qur'an...read more

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9780500976487 | Thames & Hudson, November 1, 2005, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: The finest examples of this distinctive Islamic art form ever published.

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Product Description: This insightful autobiographical account details one man’s relationship with a spiritual master and how it led to a deep spiritual understanding of human life. The 96-year-old author, a respected British scholar, recounts the lessons learned from the Sufi sage, including the answers to profound questions such as Do religions contradict one another? What is the spiritual significance of tears and laughter? How does the Divine play a part in such simple acts? Do civilizations embody spirituality? and How is the Quranic definition of the afterlife related to Sufism? An appendix in memory of Dr...read more

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9781887752749 | Fons Vitae, September 28, 2005, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: This insightful autobiographical account details one man’s relationship with a spiritual master and how it led to a deep spiritual understanding of human life.

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Product Description: In this, one of his last works, Martin Lings discusses the significance of the pilgrimage to Mecca, made annually by several million Muslims, in the light of the tradition of Abraham. Drawing upon his own experience of performing the pilgrimage first in 1946 and then in 1978, as well referring to the traditional sources, he considers the timeless spiritual meaning of the Hajj, which was proclaimed and established by Abraham and Ishmael and renewed by the Prophet Muhammad, in the context of its long history and comes to some surprising conclusions...read more

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9781901383072 | Archetype Books, November 30, 2004, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: In this, one of his last works, Martin Lings discusses the significance of the pilgrimage to Mecca, made annually by several million Muslims, in the light of the tradition of Abraham.

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Product Description: Sufi Poems is a selection of poems from the golden period of Sufism especially chosen and translated from the Arabic by the distinguished scholar Dr Martin Lings. Dr Lings is the author of numerous best-selling works on Sufism and is a published poet in his own right...read more
By Martin Lings (compiler)

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9781903682173 | Bilingual edition (Islamic Text Society, October 30, 2004), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Sufi Poems is a selection of poems from the golden period of Sufism especially chosen and translated from the Arabic by the distinguished scholar Dr Martin Lings.

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Product Description: Drawing upon his wide knowledge of world religions the author in this book strikes at the root of everything that makes it difficult for people today to believe wholeheartedly in religion and in doing so, it shows modern man to be, in his own peculiar twenty-first century way, the embodiment of superstition in its most dangerous form...read more

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9781901383027 | Archetype Books, January 1, 2004, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Drawing upon his wide knowledge of world religions the author in this book strikes at the root of everything that makes it difficult for people today to believe wholeheartedly in religion and in doing so, it shows modern man to be, in his own peculiar twenty-first century way, the embodiment of superstition in its most dangerous form.
9781870196093 | Reissue edition (Quinta Essentia, June 1, 1980), cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Book by Lings, Martin

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Product Description: Martin Lings clarifies the essential greatness of Shakespeare by focussing our attention on the total impact his best plays make on us when acted. For this purpose he concentrates on the texts and their theatrical rendering, in such a way as to transmit to us, at the same time, a powerful impression of Shakespeare the man, such as perhaps no other book can give us...read more

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9781870196154 | Gardners Books, December 21, 2002, cover price $33.45 | About this edition: Martin Lings clarifies the essential greatness of Shakespeare by focussing our attention on the total impact his best plays make on us when acted.

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Product Description: Martin Lings gives us powerful reasons for believing that we have now reached a point in time from which 'the end' - whatever that may mean - is already in sight without being immediately imminent. The Eleventh Hour has its roots in the parable of the laborers in the vineyard...read more

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9781901383010 | Archetype Books, August 1, 2002, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Martin Lings gives us powerful reasons for believing that we have now reached a point in time from which 'the end' - whatever that may mean - is already in sight without being immediately imminent.

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Product Description: In his first book on Sufism, written many years ago, Martin Lings wrote, with reference to the Quranic descriptions of the celestial Gardens: 'To speak of the Gardens and Fountains of Paradise, as also of its Rivers, Fruits and Consorts, is to speak the Truth, whereas to speak of such blessings in this world is only a manner of speaking, for the Realities are in Heaven and what we see here-below are only the remote shadows of Reality...read more

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9781901383034 | Archetype Books, December 31, 2001, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: In his first book on Sufism, written many years ago, Martin Lings wrote, with reference to the Quranic descriptions of the celestial Gardens: 'To speak of the Gardens and Fountains of Paradise, as also of its Rivers, Fruits and Consorts, is to speak the Truth, whereas to speak of such blessings in this world is only a manner of speaking, for the Realities are in Heaven and what we see here-below are only the remote shadows of Reality.

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Product Description: Martin Lings provides an excellent and authoritative introduction to the mystical movement of the Sufis based on his lifelong interest in Islamic culture. His explanation derives from a profound understanding of Sufism, and extends to many aspects which are usually neglected...read more

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9780946621415 | Islamic Text Society, June 1, 1999, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Martin Lings provides an excellent and authoritative introduction to the mystical movement of the Sufis based on his lifelong interest in Islamic culture.
9780042970394 | Reissue edition (Unwin Hyman, December 1, 1988), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Offers an introduction to the mystical movement of the Sufis based on the author's lifelong interest in Arab culture.

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Product Description: Revised and Expanded Edition of The Secret of Shakespeare Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them • Reveals how, through the use of esoteric symbol and form, Shakespeare's plays mirror the inner drama of the journey of all souls• Conveys a heightened understanding of the plays through examining the theatrical rendering of their textsThrough his study of such plays as Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, and King Lear, Lings supplies expert and inspiring guidance to the beautifully wrought words and worlds of William Shakespeare...read more

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9780892817177 | 4 revised edition (Inner Traditions, November 1, 1998), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Revised and Expanded Edition of The Secret of Shakespeare Reveals the full scope of Shakespeare's plays as sacred visionary dramas, illuminating the bard's greatest works and the man behind them • Reveals how, through the use of esoteric symbol and form, Shakespeare's plays mirror the inner drama of the journey of all souls• Conveys a heightened understanding of the plays through examining the theatrical rendering of their textsThrough his study of such plays as Hamlet, Othello, MacBeth, and King Lear, Lings supplies expert and inspiring guidance to the beautifully wrought words and worlds of William Shakespeare.

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Product Description: This long awaited volume is presented here in English for the first time; and since it constitutes one of Guenon's greatest works, its publication must be counted as one of the great literary events of this century. To glance at the chapter headings is to be impressed by the wealth and the variety of the contents - The Science of Letters; Symbolic Weapons; The Wild Boar & the Bear; The Language of the Birds; The Bridge and the Rainbow - are but a few of the 76 chapters...read more
By Rene Guenon and Martin Lings (editor)

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9781870196109 | Reprint edition (Quinta Essentia, January 1, 1995), cover price $35.95 | About this edition: This long awaited volume is presented here in English for the first time; and since it constitutes one of Guenon's greatest works, its publication must be counted as one of the great literary events of this century.

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9781870196116 | Fons Vitae, January 1, 1995, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: In this work, probably the most significant in a modern Western language concerning symbolism, Guénon deals with the metaphysical and cosmological meaning of symbols drawn from traditions as far apart as the Greek and the Buddhist, the Druid, and the Islamic.

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Product Description: 'Almost a prerequisite for any serious study of Sufism in European languages': this was the verdict of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in his review of the first edition of the book. According to the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, it is 'one of the most thorough and intimately engaging books on Sufism to be produced by a Western scholar'...read more

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9780946621507 | 3 sub edition (Islamic Text Society, April 1, 1994), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: 'Almost a prerequisite for any serious study of Sufism in European languages': this was the verdict of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in his review of the first edition of the book.

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Product Description: 'To express in the language of Sufism, that is, Islamic mysticism, some of the universal truths which lie at the heart of all religions'—this is the book's avowed purpose. It came into being because the author was asked by a friend to set down in writing what he considered to be the most important things that a human being can know...read more

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9780946621378 | Reissue edition (Islamic Text Society, December 1, 1992), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: 'To express in the language of Sufism, that is, Islamic mysticism, some of the universal truths which lie at the heart of all religions'—this is the book's avowed purpose.

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Product Description: Martin Lings clarifies the essential greatness of Shakespeare by focussing our attention on the total impact his best plays make on us when acted. For this purpose he concentrates on the texts and their theatrical rendering, in such a way as to transmit to us, at the same time, a powerful impression of Shakespeare the man, such as perhaps no other book can give us...read more

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9780892810598 | Inner Traditions, May 1, 1984, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Martin Lings clarifies the essential greatness of Shakespeare by focussing our attention on the total impact his best plays make on us when acted.

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