The Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
1922 I: January–August
Original Texts: Lectures on Sufism
All known talks given by Inayat Khan during the first half of 1922, in their unedited and most authentic version. Many of the lectures from the early part of the year were taken from transcriptions in French, gathered from lectures Inayat Khan gave in Paris in public halls and at private homes. Also, from this time frame are lectures from Inayat Khan’s travels to Belgium and the Netherlands.
The majority of the material in this volume comes from the period of the Summer School, June 16 to August 24. In between the lectures in July and August, Inayat Khan privately gave twelve short lessons on Indian music to the young daughter of a murid, and these can be found here as well. A very substantial number of the talks presented in this volume later were incorporated into a series of lessons for initiates into the Sufi Order; these are known as the Gathas.