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by collected by Shah Idries

  • Author: collected by Shah Idries
  • ISBN: 0722668600
  • ISBN13: 978-0722668603
  • ePub: 1435 kb | FB2: 1132 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
  • Publisher: Allen Lane/Kestrel Books (1979)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 684
  • Format: lrf docx lit azw
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World Tales, subtitled "The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places" is a book of 65 folk tales collected by Idries Shah from around the world, mostly from literary sources.

World Tales, subtitled "The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places" is a book of 65 folk tales collected by Idries Shah from around the world, mostly from literary sources. Some of the tales are very current, others are less well known. Each story is preceded by a short introduction by the author, giving a brief history of the tale's literary mutations, or remarking on the strange similarities that versions exhibit across great geographical or historical distances

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World Tales book Shah alleges that the tales he’s collected have traveled vast distances, or even circumnavigated the globe, over centuries and millennia.

Shah alleges that the tales he’s collected have traveled vast distances, or even circumnavigated the globe, over centuries and millennia, taking on different forms in different places. Each tale comes with its own short history as Shah understood it. This is a completely unique and enjoyable book.

BBC - The World of Books. From the Publisher Idries Shah's contemporary Sufi approach to our human evolution is highly . Each tale is preceded by an introduction tracing its origin and development across time and place, with many surprising insights into familiar stories. Idries Shah's contemporary Sufi approach to our human evolution is highly recommended for all of us. The Sufis traditionally have made use of specially developed stories as a unique method for interacting with and enriching the mind. In this instance, Shah collected stories from across the centuries and numerous cultures to provide an opportunity for a deeper experience of the psyche and life, as well as for just our sheer enjoyment. 2 people found this helpful.

WORLD TALES by Idries Shah: Idries Shah was a polymath, fantasist, mystic, and historian who wrote extensively about magical . What others are saying. World Tales, collected by Idries Shah. The Idries Shah Foundation.

WORLD TALES by Idries Shah: Idries Shah was a polymath, fantasist, mystic, and historian who wrote extensively about magical practices, mythology, Sufism, and many other topics. I read it as a teenager and found it impossible to put down.

Idries Shah, London, United Kingdom . Idries Shah left a large body of literary work in the areas of Sufi thought and Eastern philosophy,. Hence he must, in the words of the First Principle of Sufism, Be in the world but not of the world! The hierarchy of Muslim Sufi saints, therefore, are known by their occupations as well as by their titles. Hence, one (Attar) was a chemist; another (Hadrat Baháuddin Naqshband) was a painter, and so on.

Shah devoted his life to collecting, selecting and translating Sufi books and key works of Sufi classical literature, adapting them to the needs of the West and disseminating them in the Occident

Shah devoted his life to collecting, selecting and translating Sufi books and key works of Sufi classical literature, adapting them to the needs of the West and disseminating them in the Occident. Called by some 'practical philosophy', by others 'templates in straight thinking' these works represent centuries of Sufi thought and Islamic thought aimed at the development of human potential to its fullest extent. They stress virtues such as commonsense, clear-thinking and humour to counter cant and religious dogma.

World Tales, subtitled The Extraordinary Coincidence of Stories Told in All Times, in All Places is a book of 65 folk tales collected by Idries Shah from around the world, mostly from literary sources. A fairy tale, wonder tale, magic tale, or Märchen is an instance of a folklore genre that takes the form of a short story.

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In his introduction, Shah remarks, 'Working for thirty-five years among the written and oral sources of our world heritage in tales, one feels a truly living element in them which is startlingly evident when one isolates the 'basic' stories; the ones which tend to have travelled farthest, to have featured in the largest number of classical collections, to have inspired great writers.

No ordinary collection of tales, this anthology was the result of extensive research that lead Shah to conclude that there is a certain basic fund of human fictions, which recur again and again throughout the world and never seem to lose their compelling attraction. In this fascinating collection, Idries Shah shares this insight with us as we read the astonishingly similar versions of tales as they developed throughout the world.
Landarn
I used to think that these tales are remnants of less sophisticated times and places. Having examined deeper some of them, with a group of well-qualified and diligent friends, I conclude that they contain patterns of life on a much deeper level than we normally notice, being busy to run away from difficulties and greedy for happines.

E.g. "The Hermit" of this collection has an eerie resemblance to the stages of my own life, as I changed from one personality to the next, under the pressure of outside circumstances, as if my old self has died and a new one appeared from the ashes, finally to realize how things really work in the final scene.

This contention is no more fantastic than any other idea of new understanding or a new invention -before they were actualized, they looked stupid and improbable to everybody, except the one who believed that they are possible. Would anybody treat the possibilty of the Internet as plausible just a few decades ago?

Can it be that all knowledge exists around us and we just need to remove filters which present the veil, prevent us from seeing?

Don't be decived by the symbols in these tales, try to think about the characters as various personalities of your own mind, as in the "Multimind" by Dr. Robert Ornstein. The personages, the plots are simply used as a basket which saved the baby Moses from drowning. Thanks to these accoutrements even simpler minds will repeat these stories preventing them from dying out.

Uncover the package and learn how to learn, know how to know (as in the other titles by Idries Shah).

If you honestly want to learn, if you are not simply greedy to use this knowledge for your selfish objectives, you may succeed. If not, you will at least enjoy the book, and perhaps you will become sufficiently mature in the future to develop deeper thoughts about the world, beyond the noise of fads and the surface of events.
Thundershaper
Idries Shah's contemporary Sufi approach to our human evolution is highly recommended for all of us. The Sufis traditionally have made use of specially developed stories as a unique method for interacting with and enriching the mind. In this instance, Shah collected stories from across the centuries and numerous cultures to provide an opportunity for a deeper experience of the psyche and life, as well as for just our sheer enjoyment.
Coiron
I think I wanted more analysis/discussion to be included in the book. Why are there recurring themes yet variations across the cultures ? Historically, what accounts for the similarities? Nevertheless it was interesting and I always enjoy stories from around the world.
Agalas
Extraordinary book - one of a kind. Great to read to young children and have teens read. There is more wisdom in these stories than can be found in all of TV, internet and movies.
FEISKO
Perhaps the best collection of fairy-stories I've come across. The quality of the retellings are a little uneven, but the story selections themselves are excellent, and the illustrations are all very engaging.
Nejind
Everyone in the office has taken it to read some of the stories. They are mostly old fables and such
Kulalbine
Awesome collection of tales from around the world... I use this in my diversity course.
I learned to read on a story called "The Hawk and the Nightingale" inside this book. My family would read these stories aloud, and each of us would take a turn. I picked the shortest tale to start with. The magical illustrations of the out-of-print hardbound copy not only enriched my love of reading and writing, but still weave their way into my dreams today. I need to find the hardbound version, so I can teach my neices and nephews the magic of literacy.
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