Caravan of Dreams distills the essence of Eastern thought in a feast of Sufi stories, sayings, poems and allegories, collected by one of the world's leading experts in Oriental philosophy and Sufism. Idries Shah builds up a complete picture of a single consciousness, relating Eastern mythology to reality, illuminating historical patterns, and presenting philosophical legends in this unique anthology.
Its title is inspired from the couplet written by the Sufi mystic Bahaudin:
'Here we are, all of us: in a dream-caravan,
A caravan, but a dream - a dream, but a caravan.
And we know which are the dreams.
Therein lies the hope.'