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Overland from Yerevan to Kabul: Between Poets, Saints, and Madmen in Northern Afghanistan

Guest writer Felix de Rosen last year traveled from Armenia to Afghanistan, passing through Iran and Tajikistan en route. This article is the second part in a series about his travels (First part can be found here). The sun was up. After a night of cool, fresh temperatures, I feared the sun; it would not … Continue reading »

“With time suspended, there is no beginning or end, only endless flight:” A new take on ‘Attar

The Conference of the Birds by the 12th century Sufi poet ‘Attar is hands down my favorite Persian epic poem. ‘Attar’s sweeping tale relates the story of a flock of birds who, under the guidance of the hoopoe, traverse seven valleys in their quest to find the Simurgh, their “true king” who resides on the … Continue reading »