Awakened Dreams

Awakened Dreams

Raji’s Journeys with the Mirror Dede

By Ahmet Hilmi

Awakened Dreams was written in the early 1900’s at the end of the Ottoman era by Ahmet Hilmi — humorist, revolutionary, and Sufi mystic. In this allegory of the soul’s transformation, a confused and dissolute young man meets a wise mentor in a cemetery and is guided through a series of revelatory experiences. Raji meets Buddha, Zoroaster, and other prophets, experiences himself in strange new worlds, and journeys through the levels of spiritual attainment. Awakened Dreams has been used a teaching tool in various Sufi traditions for the last ninety years.

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Raji’s Journeys with the Mirror Dede

By Ahmet Hilmi
Translated by Refik Algan & Camille Helminski

Awakened Dreams was written in the early 1900’s at the end of the Ottoman era by Ahmet Hilmi — humorist, revolutionary, and Sufi mystic. In this allegory of the soul’s transformation, a confused and dissolute young man meets a wise mentor in a cemetery and is guided through a series of revelatory experiences. Raji meets Buddha, Zoroaster, and other prophets, experiences himself in strange new worlds, and journeys through the levels of spiritual attainment. Awakened Dreams has been used a teaching tool in various Sufi traditions for the last ninety years.

“Awakened Dreams is an extraordinary book — not only a literary gem but a classic Turkish Sufi tale of the seeker’s journey as well. It is both timeless and remarkably contemporary. The English translation shines with quiet beauty. I urge readers of all backgrounds to read Awakened Dreams and be prepared to be charmed.” — Jay Kinney, Publisher of Gnosis.

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Cover: Paperback
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Publisher: Threshold Books
ISBN: 0-939660-45-8
Copyright: Threshold Books © 1995