A Traveler’s Guide
By Pir Zia Inayat Khan
Coming April 2023
Immortality: A Traveler’s Guide is comprised of 180 selections of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings from The Soul Whence and Whither, accompanied by Pir Zia Inayat Khan’s commentary and contemplative practices related to each theme. This book stands on its own, but can also be used as a stepping stone to further study of Inayat Khan’s teachings on the soul.
The selections within Immortality are drawn from Inayat Khan’s teachings found in Sufi Message Volume 1: The Inner Life and The Soul’s Journey, both of which are restored versions of The Soul Whence and Whither pulled from Hazrat Inayat Khan’s original lecture transcriptions.
“…the aim is to invite the reader into a personal exploration of the states of being Hazrat describes.”
“When taken to heart, Hazrat’s unveilings carry the power to vastly magnify our horizons of vision and to profoundly transform our understanding of who we are. Prepare yourself, dear reader, for a tour of the sprawling inner pathways of the universe, and for an eye-opening glimpse of the meaning of it all.” —Pir Zia Inayat Khan
Reviews of Immortality
Capturing the essence of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s wisdom on soul-journeying, these short contemplations, with transformative exercises from Pir Zia Inayat Khan, offer luminous and wise guidance to who we really are and the meaning in life. A truly inspirational book for travellers on the Way.
—Alison M Roberts, author of Hathor’s Alchemy
The soul’s journey is one upon which we are all embarked. It is a journey of wonder, challenge, and unfoldment. To take this journey in the company of great souls is a blessing. It is precisely this blessing that this book provides. Here is not only the wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan but that of Pir Zia Inayat Khan, as well. Their two voices blend to provide a traveler’s guidebook not just to be read but to be used and treasured. It deserves a place in the life of any who seeks to make their soul their beloved companion.
—David Spangler, author Journey into Fire and Apprenticed to Spirit; director of Lorian Association.
…a brilliant, profound, and heartful meditation on the journey from the One, to the Many, back to the One—even as we realize that this journey is not merely temporal, but taking place in every breath. In the words of Pir Zia, it is a returning, and a homecoming.
—Omid Safi, Professor of Islamic Studies, Duke University; Author of Radical Love
This is a truly marvellous book — a priceless guide to those who may be lost in a confusing and confused world. It gently expands our understanding of who we are, why we are here and what happens to us when our body dies. Deep down, we are all particles of one Song. Our task is to sound our note and harmonize with every other note. Immortality teaches us how to do this.
—Anne Baring, author of The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul