God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.
Photo: Bedouin man with camel; circa 1920 to 1933
'Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart'
By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee PhD (Author)
Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart gives a clear and accessible outline of Sufism: its basic principles, historical background, and recent development in the West. While exploring the spiritual and psychological processes of transformation, this book offers practical guidelines to help the seeker. Sufism, the Transformation of the Heart is a valuable introduction to a dynamic spiritual path that is attracting growing interest in the West.
Vaughan-Lee's book is a contribution to the expanding (and already extensive) body of works synthesizing Sufism with Jungian psychology. It has the virtue of a straightforward and accessible introduction to Sufism as a practice of Islam. Its syncretic approach is consistent with Sufi and Jungian traditions and will no doubt prove appealing to a large audience of eclectic seekers after spiritual fulfillment. The tone is more devotional than didactic, but that, too, is consistent with Sufism, which has most often directed its appeal to the heart more than to the head.