Rumi has been introduced to the western world primarily as a poet, but the scope of his creative power and the range of his vision shine far beyond the literary genre of poetry. Rumi was often in an exalted state when he shared the revelations of his poetic expression. Playing a sitar and singing and dancing his joy wherever he went, Rumi exhibited a tireless energy to proclaim the unlimited potential of the human being.
Many centuries later, we are still mining truth from the work of this visionary mystic. Rumi has hidden the secrets of the universe in his metaphors and stories and offers a continuing invitation to be true to the expressions of the heart. One verse can open a vision to reveal the richness and beauty of a new life hidden within our dreams and imagination.
In Rumi Revealed, mystic artist and author Rassouli, who was raised as a Sufi, reveals the deeper essence of Rumi through his direct translations and visionary interpretations of Rumi’s ecstatic verses.