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2011-07-31 00:02:08

Robert Frager, Ph.D., Chair of the Spiritual Guidance M.A. Program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Palo Alto, CA, has been a Sufi for over 30 years. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2011 Robert Frager, Ph.D., Chair of the Spiritual Guidance M.A. Program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Palo Alto, CA, has been a Sufi for over 30 years and a Spiritual Guide in the Halveti-Jerrahi Turkish Sufi Order for over 25 years. This month Dr. Frager travels to...

2011-05-26 20:44:14

Many people predicted the death of Sufism "“ what could Islamic mysticism have to do with the third millennium? But after the terrorist attacks in New York and London, the Sufi movement has been gaining ground. It campaigns against extremist violence and in favour of peace and love. Simon Stjernholm has studied how one of the most successful Sufi orders has managed to establish itself in several countries over the last decade. In the middle of the 1900s, many people felt that Sufism,...

2010-07-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The first New York Sufi Music Festival will begin with a free, public performance with several Sufi-inspired Pakistani ensembles at Union Square Park, 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Organized by the Pakistani Peace Builders, a new initiative of New Yorkers, Pakistani-Americans, and Pakistanis, the New York Sufi Music Festival will be a series of musical concerts featuring multi-generational Pakistani artists, representing Pakistan's diverse...

2010-05-20 06:40:00

TORONTO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Follow a determined young man on an emotional, physical and spiritual journey from Canada to Turkey and experience the life-changing guidance of his sheikh guide in Deserts and Mountains (published by iUniverse), the philosophical new novel by Yilmaz Alimoglu. Ali, an expatriate Turk living in Canada, frustrated with his business, career and family, turns to his spiritual guide, a sheikh of the shrine he attends. The sheikh suggests that Ali keep a journal...

2010-04-13 14:37:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 dancers and musicians will gather at the Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival at the OC Great Park in Irvine in May to celebrate the rich musical traditions of this region in modern-day Turkey. The festival is now in its second year and it is a rare chance to experience Anatolia's diverse heritage of food, crafts and music. The event will run May 6 to May 9, 2010 and tickets and information are available online at...

2009-05-12 19:10:39

The U.S. television network CBS Tuesday announced plans to air Faith, Music and Culture, an interfaith religion special next month. The program is set to premiere June 7. Music is often a vehicle for expressing religious faith and belief, the network said in a news release. This broadcast looks at some modern music inspired within the varied cultures of four religions. The special highlights the work of Hasidic hip-hop artists DeScribe, Y-Love and Diwon, observant Jewish rappers with a...

2008-09-05 06:00:05

By Emma Cowing THE woman's voice floats gently through the mist. "Tell me what you can see," she asks me. "I'm standing at an ornate front door in a long silk dress," I tell her. "I'm waving goodbye to my husband. He's going down the long drive in a horse and carriage. I know I'll never see him again." I am, of course, doing no such thing. Rather, I am lying on a bed of fluffy cushions inside a garden shed in one of the politer suburbs of Aberdeen, being given past-life regression therapy....

2006-03-16 10:56:27

By Talal Malik LONDON (Reuters) - A former goat herder and male stripper has sold twice as many records as Madonna in recent weeks to become the first Arab to top the British pop singles chart since records began 44 years ago. "Mashallah (Thank God) - it's beyond dreams. To know that I'm the first Arab to do that, it's a very proud moment," Chico told Reuters in an interview. His debut single, "It's Chico Time," is enjoying its second week in the top spot. Born in Wales of Moroccan...


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