Rumi & the Sufis this Weekend on Aeon Byte!!!
- Islamic Gnosticism: Sufism and the Persian Poets. We reveal that the
Sufis have directly drawn from the Gnostic fountainhead and have been
secret carriers of esoteric gems for many centuries. We take an in
depth look at their mystical origins and theology. And we are also
exposed to the rich, ethereal Poetry of Rumi and the other great
Middle Eastern bards.
Astral Guest-- David Fideler, author of "Love's Alchemy: Poems from
the Sufi Tradition' & `Jesus Christ Sun of God'.
--The origins, theology and rituals of Sufism.
--The parallels and similarities between Sufism and Gnosticism.
--New translations that give a fresh insight into the puissance of the
Persian poets (a far cry from the New Age drivel you've had to hear
from the mouths of Demi Moore and Madonna).
--The background and sublime genius of Rumi and the other great
--An actual chance to listen to Sufi music and poetry as it was
originally intended centuries ago in the correct context, both in
Persian and English.
--How the Sufi and Persian poetry actually influenced our modern views
on Romantic Love.
--Is there such a thing as Arabic Kabbalah?
And much more!