Irina Tweedie was a British women who went to live and study in northwest India with a Naqshbandi Sufi teacher. Her book “The Chasm of Fire, A Women’s. Irina Tweedie was born in Russia in , and educated in Vienna and Paris. Following World War II, she married an English naval officer, whose death in Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. $ Paperback. Books by Irina Tweedie. Showing 1 Result Books: Advanced Search.

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Well, I know Sir John Eccles, who’s a Nobel laureate in neurophysiology, refers to this soul or spirit massaging the brain. It took a certain — I can only call it a burning desire to get at truth, regardless of the consequences, regardless of the pain.

You call it different names, yes, according to the time, according to the place, according to the people, but it is all one. Sufism and yoga are one and the same thing. Why do you think that we delude ourselves?

YogaTeachingDifferences. It’s quite a large book, and one of the things that you mention in the Introduction is that the lessons keep getting repeated, again and again, with different nuances, in different ways, until you finally arrive at an understanding, ultimately, of the process of letting go of your little self, to awaken to a larger sense of things. But all this I knew only later, when I tried to remember it. And this mind has to be stilled somehow, in order that spiritual experiences can come through.


They are only different paths to the One. You see, you can’t cut cheese with cheese. High to Low Avg. It was done very simply, by using violent reproof and even aggression.

She became one of the first Western women trained in the Naqshbandi system. Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends. We call it the yo-yo syndrome — up and down, and up and down, and up and down, endlessly.

And I knew I couldn’t go back to Tweerie without having achieved at least a little bit. And as you can compare spiritual life to a spiral, the experiences repeat themselves in a higher and higher spiral, or rather higher and higher frequencies.

I was brought up in Vienna.

Irina Tweedie

Tweedie, an essential part of your tradition, I think, is the role of the tqeedie — that it’s necessary to have the teacher to really achieve these higher states of consciousness. Like the three wise men.

A bliss of non-being; not existing at all. Then the dream is interpreted, and the human being gets attention. I was very impressed in your autobiography that you really started on this path when you were into what we would normally say a little bit past middle age, in your fifties.

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You know, the physical body at a certain time just reaches a kind of “ring pass not” — I can’t go further. Also at home, when I think of him, it comes over me I am tweeedie than you so your currents adjust themselves to mine” thus twewdie “the stronger magnetic field to affect, quicken the weaker”.

Technical problems with our site? You know, I would say you are a Sufi. It was the same for me, you know.

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So the focus here is on her spiritual experience and her relationship with her teacher. It is not so on the spiritual path. And if you really have the time and the will to read the book, you will see that the whole ancient training of ancient Sufis, devised thousands of years ago, is really modern psychology, from beginning to end. The Sufi teachers are called guides. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: In fact, I understand that Sufi teaching stories were the basis of Aesop’s fables and the parables of Jesus and many of the fables of a number of different relgions.