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Love's Alchemy

  • Apr 12, 2010
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While works by Rumi, Hafiz, and other such masters have been around for a good long time, many of us in the West are just now learning about this art. Extremely unique with a depth that touches the soul. These works really are timeless.

Love's Alchemy is a beautiful introduction to Sufi poetry. All of the works are translated from Persian. Then, for the benefit of westerners, the book includes some notes on the style of this tradition and a glossary. A nice collection whether you are new to Sufi poetry or are an avid collector.

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“I have appreciated the highly original, solid, and beautiful work of David Fideler for many years. Love’s Alchemy could come only from his wide knowledge and sense of aesthetics. In its musical words, the Sufi poets paint a delicate word-bridge between the earthly and the spiritual, and they charm us, wakening the human urge to transcend ourselves.”
Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Dark Nights of the Soul

Love’s Alchemy takes us into the tavern of mystical love, full of intoxicating treasures of Sufi poetry. Here are the masters of love, Rumi among them, whose words speak directly to the soul. With beauty and wisdom they teach us the truth of our eternal nature and how the heart opens to God. Treasure these poems and allow them to nourish the secret and hidden parts of your innermost being.”
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD, author of Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart

Love’s Alchemy is a delightful and absorbing collection of translations from the major Persian Sufi poets. David and Sabrineh Fideler have provided authentic interpretations of these mystical texts in memorable form. Lovers of Rumi will be pleased to find so many other great authors from this tradition.”
Carl W. Ernst, Zachary Smith Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

“This is how Sufis themselves teach Sufism: through poetry as alchemy. And these translations are ...
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ISBN-10: 1577318900
ISBN-13: 978-1577318903
Author: David Fideler
Publisher: New World Library

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