The Mystical Teachings of Jalal al-Din RumiwithDoug Marman

Books Mentioned In This Interview

doug marman it is what it is: the personal discourses of rumi doug marman the silent questions: a spiritual odyssey doug marman the spiritual flow of life and the science of catalysts doug marman lenses of perception: a surprising new look at the origin of life, the laws of nature, and of our universe refik algan rumi's sun: the teachings of shams of tabriz

Doug Marman, an Eckankar practitioner, is author of The Whole Truth: The Spiritual Legacy of Paul Twitchell; It Is What It Is: The Personal Discourses of Rumi; The Hidden Teachings of Rumi; The Silent Questions: A Spiritual Odyssey; The Spiritual Flow of Life and the Science of Catalysts; Sukhmani: The Secret of Inner Peace; and Lenses of Perception: A Surprising New Look at the Origin of Life, the Laws of Nature, and of Our Universe. His website is

Here he shares some insights into the life and poetry of the great Sufi master, focusing especially on the unique relationship between Rumi and his spiritual lover and mentor, Shams of Tabriz. Through careful analysis, he explicates various lines of poetry that have seemed awkward or disconnected to critics. He illuminates the unique stages of ecstasy and universal love as described in the poetry. He also shows how Rumi’s inner psychic life, and ostensible telepathic conversations, are expressed in poetry.

(Recorded on June 23, 2020.)

Doug Marman, The Whole Truth: The Spiritual Legacy of Paul Twitchell, see

Published on July 4, 2020


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