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Spiritual life is a response to a call. Our journey home, reveals the Sufi, is simple - to be burned alive in our longing for God until nothing else remains. For the deepest fire of the heart's passion and the fire of the Divine are one and the same. This is the essence of Sufism, a mystical path of love that reaches out to true seekers of every spiritual tradition. But how do we kindle this fire of divine longing within?

In Love Is a Fire and I Am Wood, you are invited to sit at the side of Sufi teacher and author Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee in a series of actual Sufi meetings, recorded live as they happened. Here, among these "lovers of God", you will taste the Sufi experience for yourself through a "spiraling series of talks", each one exploring a different facet of the tradition, drawing you deeper into the heart of the Beloved. You will learn how Sufi prayer pulls you like a magnet ever closer to God; what it means to drown in the ocean of divine love; how spiritual dreamwork guides you on this journey to the "heart of hearts"; the wisdom and passionate teachings of many Sufi masters, including Bayezid Bistami, al-Hallaj, Rabi'a, Rumi, and Ibn 'Arabi; and how to balance the intensity of the mystical path with the demands of everyday life.

Love Is a Fire and I Am Wood opens the door to the Sufi tradition, over 1,000 years old and intoxicatingly alive today. The Sufis believe that your deepest heartache radiates outward like a beacon of light to attract the teacher - and the teachings - that you need. If this eternal pain of love is the lantern that flickers within you, then let it be answered by the living fire of this mystical tradition.

©1998 Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (P)1998 Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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  • SMDG
  • 24-07-16

A gift

for anyone who longs to live a life true their own spiritual path. Thank you.

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  • HH1350
  • 25-10-18

practical way

It changed my life! He introduces a practical way to practice mystic in the morning that works.

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  • Geofredo
  • 03-10-21

2nd time through

This is a beautiful meditation on getting closer to Joy through getting closer to our source.
So inspiring, but doesn’t try to make it sound easy.

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  • Alednam A Uonopk
  • 23-08-21

Fantastic from.start to finish...

Allat was a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess, the equivalent of Ishtar from Mesopotamia, Atargatis from Syria and Athena from Greece. Inside the temple was found a statue of Allat resembling Athena. The goddess was either depicted seated between two lions, or as a warrior.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-21

Love!

It took a bit to strip some of my associations & reactions to the use of “God” and “He” but once I did - it has opened my heart, helped with my spiritual path, my meditation practice. I truly love this book. I have listened to it 4X.

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  • le
  • 06-10-18

Melting Into Remembrance

Welcome to the melting back Home 222 Your Sweet Heart. Fullyjoy the inferno of God

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  • Michael Kavanagh
  • 27-07-20

Depth and Heart.

there is very little on audio books on Sufism. this book makes up for that.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 16-06-16

Going deep...finding God

A very interesting, rewarding take on the inner journey. Very worthwhile and most instructive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-20

Beautiful

Wonderful talks that touch and inspire the heart. A deep breath of pure loving air.

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  • Nassir MK
  • 14-12-19

Sweetness to the Soul!

This is the first time that I have listened to Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. He is such a magical person and he can take you on the magical journey of Divine Love. It is so pregnant with Sufi masters quotes (Rumi, Attar, Ibn Arabi, Bayazid and Rabia) and he thoroughly explained the esoteric meanings of each. The most beautiful things come to a person unexpectedly or maybe one is thirsty for it.

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  • Suzan
  • 22-03-18

Life Changing

It's one of a kind. So many introspective moments that would help you reflect on your own life!