Camille Helminski is an American teacher of the Mevlevi Sufi tradition, sharing the teachings and translations of the great Sufi poet, Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. She has published numerous works illuminating the sometimes obscure role of women’s involvement in spirituality. She is the cofounder, with her husband Kabir Helmisnki, of The Threshold Society, an organization devoted to the sharing of the Mevlevi wisdom tradition.
Rumi’s Sun collects many lessons and discourses from Shams of Tabriz, the Sufi mystic and spiritual master who was the catalyst for Rumi’s awakening. Rumi’s son wrote, “After meeting Shams, my father danced all day and sang all night. He had been a scholar he became a poet.
"My heart wandered through the world constantly seeking after my cure, but the sweet and delicious water of life had to break through the granite of my heart." When the words of Rumi enter your heart, something softens, breaks, and is subtly reborn.
Within the Way of Islam and the mystical path of Sufism, wisdom is received through the Qur’an (revelation of the “Book of God” conveyed through the heart of the Prophet Muhammad) and the example of how the Prophet, himself, lived, as well as through the “Book of Nature,” which includes...
We offer these reflections on the “Ninety-Nine Names of God,” traditional to Islam and the Quranic revelation, to support the increased opening of our awareness to all the Generosity and Loving-kindness of the Divine Bestowal.