Haféz

Teachings of the Philosopher of Love

Haféz

An exploration of the Persian poet’s spiritual philosophy, with original translations of his poetry

• Features extensive insight into the meanings and contexts of the poetry and philosophies of this spiritual teacher

• Includes over 30 complete poems by Haféz, including “The Wild Deer,” often regarded as his masterpiece

For 600 years the Persian poet Haféz has been read, recited, quoted, and loved by millions of people in his homeland and throughout the world. Like his predecessor Rumi, he is a spiritual guide in our search for life’s essence. Haféz is both a mystic philosopher and a heartfelt poet of desires and fears.

Haféz: Teachings of the Philosopher of Love is the perfect introduction to the man known as the philosopher of love, whose message of spiritual transcendence through rapture and service to others is especially important to our troubled world. His wisdom speaks directly to the cutting edge of philosophy, psychology, social theory, and education and can serve as a bridge of understanding between the West and the Middle East, two cultures in desperate need of mutual empathy.
  • Inner Traditions | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780892811885 | 
  • March 2004

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About the Authors

Haleh Pourafzal

A native of Iran, Haleh Pourafzal (1956-2002) studied the poetry of Haféz all her life. She was the former education director of Oxfam America, the international relief and development agency. Together with her husband, Roger Montgomery, Pourafzal founded Circle of Scribes, a unique consulting firm that creates visionary approaches to growth and social change.

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Roger Montgomery

Roger Montgomery is the author of Haféz and Twenty Count: Secret Mathematical System of the Aztec/Maya and lives in Berkeley, California.

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