Fragments of a Love Story: Reflections on the Life of a Mystic

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Describing the heartache, confusion and passionate love that belong to the mystical journey, this series of personal writings explores a central paradox: what belongs to the individual who makes this journey, and what belongs to God? This primary question is discussed in detail, drawing from the author's own experiences and the context of the Sufi tradition. The featured passages are personal, heartfelt, and full of the contradictions the author has endured, demonstrating how the Sufi path is lived today within ...

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Overview

Describing the heartache, confusion and passionate love that belong to the mystical journey, this series of personal writings explores a central paradox: what belongs to the individual who makes this journey, and what belongs to God? This primary question is discussed in detail, drawing from the author's own experiences and the context of the Sufi tradition. The featured passages are personal, heartfelt, and full of the contradictions the author has endured, demonstrating how the Sufi path is lived today within the heart and soul of a contemporary mystic. Delving beneath the surface into the heart of the mystical relationship with God, this intimate memoir illustrates how challenging and rewarding living this love affair can be.

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"I don't think I have ever heard a spiritual teacher share with such stark honesty and tenderness what the journey is like from the inside." —Mirabai Starr, author and translator, Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life

"(A) lyrical work. . . .Vaughan-Lee takes us along with him as he reflects on his own adventuresome spiritual journey." —www.SpiritualityAndPractice.com (January 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890350345
  • Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 948,872
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi teacher who has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and is the author of more than 15 books, including Alchemy of Light, Return of the Feminine and the World Soul, and Spiritual Power. He lives in Inverness, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Dust at His Feet 1

2 Chambers of the Heart 15

3 Words to Myself 41

4 What Does It Mean to Be a Teacher? 85

5 Who Makes the Journey? 115

6 A Human Story in a Divine Drama 131

7 Meditation and the "I" 141

8 Where the Two Seas Meet 161

Notes 178

Index 184

Bibliography 186

Acknowledgments 187

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