Martin Lings Talks

We are glad to bring to our audio library a collection of talks by Martin Lings. Most of them were recorded in London at The Temenos Academy, and are republished here with their kind permission. Delivered over the last two decades, these talks cover a wide range of themes, from Sufism and comparative mysticism to detailed analysis of Shakespeare’s plays and their symbolism.

The first title, “Aspects of Sufism”, is an introduction to Sufism for a Western audience, giving glimpses of the crystalline facets of this inner side of Islam.

“Human Origins and Destinies According to the Great Religions of the World” is a penetrating overview of what could be called a spiritual anthropology, including also an eschatology, with a special view to the doctrinal points of contact among the different religions.

And these are the remaining talks:

Frithjof Schuon and René Guénon

Keats and Shakespeare

Metaphysics and The Perennial Philosophy

The Qur’anic Doctrine of the Afterlife

The Universality of the Qur’an

And finally the Shakespeare lectures: Cymbeline, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Othello, The Winter’s Tale.