Dr H M Ghomshei: Talks 1994-2013

 

Dr Hossein M. Ghomshei has given 35 lectures and seminars to the Temenos Academy over the course of 18 years. Recordings of all of them, listed in chronological order, may be accessed from the links below. On most you will hear   Dr Ghomshei introduced by Dr Leonard Lewisohn; you will also occasionally hear the voice of Dr Kathleen Raine.

Dr Hossein M. Ghomshei is a former Director of the National Library of Iran. A master of the art of Islamic calligraphy, translator of Shakespeare and Kathleen Raine into Persian, and the author of many books on Persian poetry, he has a virtuoso knowledge of Arabic, English and Persian Literature.  A Fellow of the Temenos Academy, Dr Ghomshei is revered for his learning and also for his warmth and humility.

 

Poetics and Aesthetics in the Persian Literary Tradition    18-10-1994

The Mystic Outlook on Nature in Thoreau and Persian Sufism   25-10-1994

The Art and Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s ‘Mathnawi’  1     27-2-1995

The Art and Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s ‘Mathnawi’  2       6-3-1995

The Art and Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s ‘Mathnawi’  3     13-3-1995

The Art and Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s ‘Mathnawi’  4     20-3-1995

The Art and Wisdom of Storytelling in Rumi’s ‘Mathnawi’  5     27-3-1995

The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi  1             24-4-1995

The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi  2               1-5-1995

The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi  3             15-5-1995

The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi  4             22-5-1995

The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi  5               5-6-1995

The Divine Nature and Mystical Message of Music in the Poetry of Nizami   27-5-1997

The Seven Valleys of Love – the Evolution of Man in the Poetry of Attar        3-6-1997

Seven Tales Under Seven Domes – The Poetry of Nizami  1    19-4-1999

Seven Tales Under Seven Domes – The Poetry of Nizami  2    20-4-1999

Seven Tales Under Seven Domes – The Poetry of Nizami  3    26-4-1999

Seven Tales Under Seven Domes – The Poetry of Nizami  4    27-4-1999

The Koran in Persian Literature     28-3-2000

Poetry and Prophecy     11-11-2004

A Comparison Between Sa’adi and Shakespeare   17-10-2005

The Veils of God: A Mystical Commentary on the Poetry of Dr Kathleen Raine  5-4-2007

The Perpetual Clash of Man and Satan in the ‘Shahnameh’ of Firdosi            17-3-2008

Four Seminars in Ibn ‘Arabi  1                 23-3-2009

Four Seminars in Ibn ‘Arabi  2                 24-3-2009

Four Seminars in Ibn ‘Arabi  3                 30-3-2009

Four Seminars in Ibn ‘Arabi  4                 31-3-2009

A Philosophical and Aesthetic Approach to the Laws of Harmony       26-3-2009

The True Essence of Islam            6-4-2009

Rumi and the Perennial Philosophy        19-3-2012

The Discourses of Rumi                             21-3-2012

Rumi’s Teachings of Love                          26-3-2012

Form and Meaning in Rumi: An Aesthetic Approach               28-3-2012

Mahmud Shabistari on the Nature of Poetry            25-3-2013

Mahmud Shabistari on Love and Beauty                   26-3-2013

 

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