The Paradoxes of Love

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The Golden Sufi Center, 1996 - Religion - 179 pages

The Paradoxes of Love explores the theme of mystical love. The heart's relationship to God is one of the greatest mysteries, for He is both far and near, both awesome and intimate. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee looks at many of the paradoxes of the path, and how these seeming opposites are united within the heart. He combines his own experiences with the teaching and wisdom of the Sufi path, showing how love reveals its hidden nature.

The Paradoxes of Love will be of interest to anyone making the heart's journey, helping the traveler to understand the ways of mystical love: the bewildering, wonderful way that the divine makes Itself known.


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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D., is a Sufi teacher. Born in London
in 1953, he has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since he was
nineteen. In 1991 he became the successor of Irina Tweedie, who
brought this particular Indian branch of Sufism to the West and is
the author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. He then moved to Northern California and founded The Golden Sufi Center ( Author of several books, he has specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of Jungian Psychology. Since 2000 his writing and teaching have been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and an awakening global consciousness of oneness ( More recently he has written about the feminine, the anima mundi (World Soul), and spiritual ecology ( He was featured in the TV series Global Spirit and interviewed by Oprah Winfrey as a part of her Super Soul Sunday series.

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