Irina Tweedie


Irina Tweedie

Born in Russia in 1907, Irina Tweedie travelled to India in 1959 where she met her Spiritual Master, a Sufi Sheikh from the Naqshbandiyya—Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order.
He instructed her to keep a diary of her spiritual training and to include everything including the difficulties and the doubts.

Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master

  • The book records her training.
  • She was the first Western woman to be trained in the Naqshbandi Tradition.
  • The diary and subsequent book covers her 5 years of spiritual training.
  • It is the most detailed account of the relationship between disciple and teacher that exists in Western literature.
  • Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center, 1995.
  • 822 pages.

Also available at The Olive Tree by Irina Tweedie:

  • DVDs : ‘The Naqshbandi Path’: Recorded in1991, released by The Golden Sufi Center in 2009. (Almost 2 hours.)
  • ‘Branded by God’ : Interviews with Irina Tweedie. Recorded in the late 1980s; released by The Golden Sufi Center in 2005. (3hours.)
  •  CDs : ‘Interview With Mrs. Tweedie’: Recorded in 1983. (1.25 hours.)
  • ‘The Paradoxes of Mysticism’: Recorded 1985/6. (2 hours approx.)

“True religion is a practical mysticism which finds God not only in the silence of the soul but also in all the affairs of life.” Irina Tweedie

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