Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding The Heart's True Desire

Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding The Heart's True Desire by Roger Housden
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ISBN
9780060084455
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
144
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

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Stirred by the potent poetry of Sufi mystic Rumi, a restless young man embarks on a life-altering pilgrimage.

This enchanting story, set in the late 1940s, takes us from the hills and piazzas of Florence to the green-domed mosques of Konya, Turkey. Upon discovering a poem by the Sufi dervish Jelaluddin Rumi, Georgiou, a young Greek icon painter, is compelled to travel to the land that this poet called home.

Inspired by Rumi's magical words, Georgiou's leaves his father and their small business in Italy to recapture the power of an early childhood vision. Having experienced a divine connection with a painting as a boy, he seeks to reconnect with the essence of that first transcendent feeling.

Through encounters with Christian and Islamic mystics, Georgiou learns to hear his own voice calling and understand what we all eventually learn - that life is a mystery. The closer he gets to Konya, the keener his perceptions become. But it is not until his arrival that he understands "that earthly and spiritual love, when they are total and without reserve, become one and the same" and Georgiou's life is changed forever.
ISBN:
9780060084455
Publication Date:
01 / 12 / 2002
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm

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