Department of Sufic Studies

Jelaluddin Rumi

The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems  by Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator), John Moyne (Translator),  Nevit Ergin (Translator),  A. Arberry (Translator), Reynold A. Nicholson (Contributor)
This volume is one of the clearest and most vibrant illustrations of the Ôwild heartÕ Rumi was and is. It is difficult to  find superlatives which do justice to the beauty and towering vision this work contains. Every verse, every line seems to open, in some disarmingly simple way, vast new vistas of possibilities for the human spirit.
How good is this book? The highest accolade that can be given Barks is that his brief section introductions, frequently fodder in other volumes exploring Rumi, here are powerful and transformative in their own right. Each one sets up the following verses in a natural and seamless flow. BarksÕ light shines brightly, even in the rarefied company he keeps.

I Am Wind Your Are Fire: The Life and Work of Rumi 
by Annemarie Schimmel

coverThe Love Poems of Rumi
Deepak Chopra (Editor), Fereydoun Kia (Translator) Jalal Al-Din Rumi, et al / Hardcover / Published 1998 
This slender, beautiful volume consists of new translations by Farsi scholar Fereydoun Kia, edited by Deepak Chopra to evoke the rich mood and music of Rumi's  love poems. Exalted yearning, ravishing ecstasy, and consuming desire emerge from these poems as powerfully today as they did on their creation more than 700 years ago. 

Rumi : A Spiritual Treasury 
by Juliet Mabey (2000)

The Way of Passion
A Celebration of Rumi 
Andrew Harvey / Hardcover / Published 1994/98 

Where Two Oceans Meet
A Selection of Odes from the Divan of Shems of Tabriz Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, James G. Cowan (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1992 

The Whirling Dervishes
Being an Account of the Sufi Order Known As the Mevlevis and Its Founder the Poet and Mystic Mevlana Jalalu'Ddin Rumi) Shems 
Friedlander / Paperback / Published 1992 

Rumi: Past & Present, East & West 
by Franklin Lewis (2000)

When Days Have No Nights (The Songs of Rumi Music - cd) 
Mischa Rutenberg (2000)

Rumi: Poet of the Heart (video) 
By Magnolia Films (1999)

Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry 
by Peter Lamborn Wilson (1999)

A Gift Of Love 
Deepak & Friends Present Music Inspired By The Love Poems Of Rumi (1998)

Rending the Veil : Literal and Poetic Translations of Rumi 
by Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Shahram Shiva (1995)



Breeze At Dawn: Poems Of Rumi In Song (cd)
Dale Zola (1999)

The Essential Rumi
by Coleman Barks (Translator), Jalal Al-Din Rumi, John Moyne (1997)
No translator could do greater justice to the gorgeous simplicity of Rumi's poetry than Coleman Barks has done here. These exquisite renderings of the 13th-century Persian mystic's words into American free verse capture all the "inner searching, the delicacy, and simple groundedness" that characterize Rumi's poetry while remaining faithful to the images, tone, and spiritual message of the originals.

Tales of Mystic Meaning
Selections from the Mathnawi of Jalal-Ud-Din Rumi 
Reynold A. Nicholson, Renold A. Nicholson / Paperback / Published 1995 

Teachings of Rumi
The Masnaui 
Jalaludin Rumi, et al / Paperback / Published 1994 

The Illuminated Rumi
by Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator), Michael Green (Illustrator) (1997)

Rumi : In the Arms of the Beloved
by Maulana Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Jonathan Star (Translator) (1997)
Koorosh Angali Recites Rumi 
music CD by Koorosh Angali (1997)
Rumi (Audio Cassette)
by Coleman Barks (2000)
Selected Poems from the Divan-I Shams-I Tabriz 
by Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1999)

Rumi - Thief of Sleep
180 Quatrains from the Persian
By Shahram Shiva (Translator), Deepak Chopra

The Sufi Path of Love
The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi 
William C. Chittick (Translator) / Paperback / Published 1983 

Birdsong : Fifty-Three Short Poems 
by Jelaluddin Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator) (1993)

Delicious Laughter : Rambunctious Teaching Stories from the Mathnawi of Jelaluddin Rumi 
by Jelaluddin Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator) (1990)

Say I Am You : Poetry Interspersed With Stories of Rumi and Shams
by Jalal Al-Din Rumi, John Moyne (Translator), Coleman Barks (1994)

Open Secret : Versions of Rumi 
by John Moyne, Coleman Barks (Translator), Jelaluddin Rumi (1984)