Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
The Way of Love By Nigel Watts

The Way of Love by Nigel Watts

Condition - Very Good
$48.99
Out of stock

Summary

A fictional account of the life of Jalludin al-Rumi the most well known of the Sufi mystics. Loosely based on fact, this volume focuses on Rumi's encounter with the legendary Sufi figure - Shams al Tabriz. Rumi felt that in meeting Tabriz he had spiritually met his beloved.

The Way of Love Summary

The Way of Love by Nigel Watts

A beautifully written novel based on the life of the poet Rumi. This is a gripping fictional account of the life of Jalludin al-Rumi the most well known of the Sufi mystics. His poems on love are frequently quoted and in the last few years Andrew Harvey made a new translation of his poems and in the US Deepak Chopra has published a selection of Rumi's love poetry. There is no definitive biography of Rumi, but the facts of his life are generally agreed upon. Nigel Watts has taken these facts and written a powerful account of this great poet's life, particularly focusing on his extraordinary encounter with the legendary Sufi figure -- Shams al Tabriz. Shams as an ascetic who was reputed to be able to perform miraculouis feats. Rumi never recovered from the impact of meeting 'The Sun' of Tabriz. Rumi had met his beloved not in sexual but in spiritual terms and the love that her felt was completely consuming and allowed him to experience a profound mystical state of ecstasy . But this love exacted a price and Rumi experienced extreme despair when parted from his beloved by the power of public opinion. This is the story of the power and pain of a love that transcended the ordinary love of two people.

About Nigel Watts

Nigel Watts was born in Winchester i 1957. He lived in Japan for two years wher he wrote the Betty Trask award winner -'The Life Game'. His spiritual search has taken him across the world , notably to India and Turkey. He recently undertook a 400 mile walking pilgrimage to see Mother Meera in Germany, and broadcast a series of 3 programmes for Radio 4's 'Seeds of Faith' programme. As part of his research for 'The Way of Love' he undertook initiation with a Mevlevi sheik in Turkey. He has received numerous literary awards.

Additional information

GOR001689832
9780722537732
0722537735
The Way of Love by Nigel Watts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-01-04
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - The Way of Love