Sufi Mysticism into the West

Harmonizing Sufi teachings and Western culture

Sufi Mysticism into the West: Life and Leadership of Hazrat Inayat Khan's Brothers 1927-1967

Through telling the story of brothers and followers of Indian Sufi mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan, this book shows how Sufism can harmonize Eastern and Western culture. The process of such harmonization is fairly complex and raises very fundamental questions both about Eastern values in Western society and of Sufism in the West.
At the same time, the book offers perspectives on leadership succession, pertaining to tensions between eastern and western culture and history, social discontinuity, the problem of hierarchy versus democracy, and the relationship between mysticism and psycho-spiritual development.

The book has thrown an entirely new light on ‘leadership development’, and I can apply the underlying thoughts straight into my business practice.
C. van Frankenhuyzen, Director leadership development, The Netherlands
This publication comes also at a very apt moment: in a time of contradictions between the religions, this peace-loving form of spirituality can open people's eyes to the possibilities of conciliation and atonement, and for a peaceful coexistence and partnership between Eastern and Western cultures.
Gerard van Tillo, Professor Emeritus in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Amsterdam