Episode 62: On Sufism

March 14, 2022 01:05:48
Episode 62: On Sufism
Latter-day Contemplation
Episode 62: On Sufism

Mar 14 2022 | 01:05:48

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Riley Risto

Show Notes

Among the world’s many religions are shadow traditions that express the esoteric or mystical experience of divine union.  In Christianity this is manifest in ecstatic, revelatory examples, such as within restorationist movements, in monastic cloisters, and through spontaneous re-emergence among individuals and small groups accessing truth through mystical experience.  Parallel to the ascendance of the Islamic faith was a movement that drew from a deep and ancient well of mystical practices and understandings, called sufism.  In this episode we welcome Sufi master, al-hajj Daud, also known as Dr. David Peck to discuss his fascinating discovery of sufism as an active and participating latter-day saint, how it has enhanced his faith, and what we can learn from his journey and discovery.  His upcoming book and podcast, Of Saints and Sufis, will both challenge and intrigue those with the courage to continue the path of the seeker.

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