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Learning from Stories : A Lecture plus Teaching Stories and Narratives Audio, Cassette – August, 1996
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As the urgency of our global situation becomes apparent, more and more readers are turning to the books of Idries Shah (1924-1996) as a way to train new capacities and new ways of thinking. Shah has been described as "the most significant worker adapting classical spiritual thought to the modern world." His lively, contemporary books have sold more than 15 million copies in 12 languages worldwide and have been awarded many prizes. They have been reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Times, The Tribune, The Telegraph, and numerous other international journals and newspapers.
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The knowledge of the time-lag and the perception of it between the telling of a story, or the happening of an event: the realization of something and its integration into ones own mind, and its digestion into ones own psychology, has itself to be learnt. This is one thing which most people dont realise. They either laugh at a gag and dispose of it, or they understand what it means: they take its moral application and, as it were, abolish it. They do not take any interest in general in this question of the digestion of the impact.
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