Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Articles Tagged ‘Sufism’

Aesop, Diogenes, Rumi: The Lamp in Daylight

By Laura Gibbs • Nov 1st, 2008 • Issue 5

Laura continues her series on religious uses of Aesopic material, looking at an anecdote that made its way into the writings of the Sufi mystical poet Rumi. Article »

Rumi: The Fable of the Lion’s Share

By Laura Gibbs • Oct 1st, 2008 • Issue 4

Laura begins a series on religious interpretations of Aesop's fables by looking at the fable of the lion's share in Rumi, a thirteenth-century Sufi master. Article »

The Disobedience of Iblis in Sufism

By Randy Hoyt • Sep 1st, 2008 • Issue 3

Randy looks at the story of the disobedience of Iblis in the Qur'an for which some Islamic theologians provide interpretations that surprisingly reflect aspects of the humanistic theme. Article »