The 'perfuming of a scorpion', referred to by the great Sufi teacher Bahaudin, symbolizes hypocrisy and self-deception: both in the individual and in institutions. In A Perfumed Scorpion , Idries Shah directs attention to both the perfume and the scorpion - the overlay and the reality - in psychology, human behavior and the learning process. Crammed with illustrative anecdotes from contemporary life, the book is nevertheless rooted in the teaching patterns of Rumi, Hafiz, Jami, and many other great Oriental sages. It ...

A Perfumed Scorpion 2017, ISF Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781784790967


A Perfumed Scorpion 2001, Octagon Press, Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9780863040801

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A Perfumed Scorpion 1982, Octagon Press, Limited, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780900860621