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Henry Bayman

  • Secrets of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

      (The Black Pearl: Spiritual Illumination in Sufism and East Asian Philosophies was published in 2005. Its first chapter, “Secrets of the Tea Ceremony,” discussed…

  • The Infinity Stones and Sufism

    With the movie Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 (2018) coming up, this seems like a good time to take a closer look at one of…

  • Warning: A Call to Peace

    Introduction The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The abolition of all weapons of…

  • Gurdjieff and Sufism

      Inside each of us there is a caged animal, struggling to break out. In Sufism, it is called the Base Self (nafs al-ammara). Nor…

  • The Koran as Holographic Text

      [T]he Jewish Cabalists…thought that a work dictated by the Holy Spirit was an absolute text: in other words, a text in which the collaboration…

  • The Promise of the Prophet: Universal Man

    How to Respect the Prophet Nâbi (pronounced “Nobby”) was an Ottoman poet who flourished in the 17th century. Master Ahmet Kayhan once related the following…

  • Sufi Courtesy (Adab)

      “Never condemn sinners until you’ve learned for sure whether I have forgiven you.” —God in a Holy Tradition (Bursevi,  Ruh-ul Beyan, 9/806.) “No father…