Says Marcus, “Even some who are walking the path to God, the demanding path of transformation, also struggle with that question years after dedicating themselves to the purifying practices this life implies.”
The Sufi Experience, Marcus’s sixth book, shares principles of the Sufi path along with some personal anecdotes of Marcus’s experience meeting her master, M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.
Marcus identifies the inner contemplation and mystical traditions of her Sufi path as common property to all the major religions, while their goal and destination lie outside them, beyond.
In her five previous books, whether fiction, nonfiction or poetry, Marcus’ passionate devotion to the precepts of Sufism simmers beneath the lyrical writing and explodes commandingly to the surface in her commentaries.
Understanding the experiential nature of that mystical journey to the heart of Islam, seen through the lens of her spiritual master M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen, becomes the structure of this new work, The Sufi Experience.
A combination of lucid commentary and cheerful anecdote fills the book, especially in the extended chapter “Journey East,” an account of her travels to Dubai, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, a critical self-examination to light up the way.
The Sufi Experience
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