Since the early nineties, the
author has been involved in the Sufi path of Hazrat Inayat Khan and Murshid
Samuel Lewis. These Sufi teachers inspired him and his partner Ariënne to
undertake a study in the different world religions to deepen their understanding
in the Unity of religious Ideals. This led to Unity and Diversity, a primer
in the world religions and Wali's first book in English.The centennial of the Universal
Worship, an interfaith ritual from Hazrat Inayat Khan celebrating the main
spiritual traditions of the world, inspired Wali & Ariënne to revisit these
traditions in meditation sessions of one hour in the style of their Sufi
morning practices, so working with chant and movement, with breath and silence.
A recorded version of these sessions is available through the author's website.
The second part of this present
book offers the background to these recordings, diving deeper in the Universal
Worship, the Upanishads, the teachings of Lord Buddha, the Jewish teachings
around the soul, the Christian Mass and Sufi zikr.
In the first part, the
author deepens subjects such as mantras, the fine line between belief and
superstition, and the art of meditation.