Dreams & Sufism
In Sufism, Les Hixon says, “Dreams are a helpful way to step around our limited self because the psyche is not operating at an ordinary conscious level.” He says, “a dream is a like a lock and the interpretation is a key and when they meet together correctly then something opens and a flash of recognition occurs on the part of the dreamer and everyone else who is present.” He states, “The spiritual path is the way we gradually emancipate ourselves.” Hixon talks about the Quran and Islam and he explains the important Sufi practice of zikr. The program includes chants from the Sufi tradition.
Interview by David Barsamian.
Recorded at KGNU.
Lex Hixon, also known as Nur al-Anwar al-Jerrahi, was a member of the Turkish Sufi Halveti-Jerrahi order and had permission to initiate and interpret dreams, the essential function of spiritual guidance in a Dervish order. He studied under many spiritual masters. He is the author of Coming Home: An Overview of Sacred Traditions and Heart of the Koran. He also did a radio program for many years called “In the Spirit” on WBAI in New York. He died in 1995.