Among the dervishes: an account of travels in Asia and Africa, and four years studying the Dervishes, Sufis and Fakirs by living among them
O.M. Burke's first-hand account of his modern-day pilgrimage begins in a school built like a medieval rock fortress hidden in northern India. From there he takes the reader to monasteries where ancient lore is still taught, along the pilgrim road to forbidden Mecca, and into the heart and mind of Asia. Burke's experiences with living Sufis and their teachings, practices, and actions clearly dispel the notion of Sufism as a phenomenon of the past.
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