Saturday, April 14, 2012
and April 15
The Spirit of Guidance, Facilitated by Himayat Inayati
Asheville, North Carolina
The Spirit of Guidance: Teachings of Surahwardi, Ibn al Arabi and Hazrat Inayat Khan
Facilitated By Himayat Inayati
April 14 & 15, 10 am – 5 pm,
at Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC
“When the cry of the planet reaches a certain pitch it shakes the very throne of God in heaven” Hazrat Inayat Khan
There is a light of guidance that might be called the mind of God, the light of Divine Intelligence, or the Spirit of Guidance. This light illumines the whole cosmos and speaks from every element of the cosmos. In humans this light might be called the highest faculty of the soul. It speaks most clearly to the mature soul and has spoken most fully through those we have called God’s prophets. Today the planet, indeed all of life, suffers the most urgent need for humanity to develop this faculty and a willingness to hear and follow this light. Our weekend together will be an exploration on the dynamics of the Spirit of Guidance.
Himayat Inayati has been a member of the Sufi Order International since 1972, receiving the sacred transmission of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and Murshid Samuel Lewis. Himayat was the international head of The Sufi Healing Order for twenty years. He has been a catalytic figure in the on-going dialogue between science, spirituality, and healing – organizing twenty-six conferences in support of this dialogue. The founder of The Raphaelite Work, a method of healing and transformational process rooted in Sufism and updated by modern psychology and body work, Himayat has taught mysticism and spirituality in fourteen different countries. He is the founder of Universal Awakening, www.universal-awakening.org . Himayat’s teaching is lucid, accessible, and humorous, orienting the ancient mystical teaching of the major world spiritual traditions toward solutions of contemporary issues.