Wisdom of the Idiots
In Idries Shah's 'Wisdom of the Idiots', the 'idiots' are Sufis, called this because their wisdom penetrates to a depth which renders it inaccessible to the merely intelligent or academically-knowledgeable. The exercise-stories of the Sufis are tools prepared for a specific purpose. On this level the movements of the characters in a story portray psychological processes, and the story becomes a working blueprint of those processes.
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Review: Wisdom of the IdiotsUser Review - Kevan Bowkett - Goodreads
This wonderful book is full of tales and teaching-narratives of the 'Idiots' -- the Sufis. It won an award for Best Book during an international exhibition of Sufi books, part of UNESCO World Book ... Read full review
Review: Wisdom of the IdiotsUser Review - Ash Moran - Goodreads
This thing is completely off its tree. The short one page stories/fables range from occasionally insightful and illuminating to downright loopy. (The Cow? What is going on with The Cow?!) I also can't ... Read full review