Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
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Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, photo courtesy of The Golden Sufi Center
Born1953 (age 64–65)
London, England
Occupationlecturer, author

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (born 1953, London) is a Sufi mystic and lineage successor in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. He is an extensive lecturer and author of several books about Sufism, mysticism, dreamwork and spirituality.


Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D., was born in London in 1953. He began following the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi path at the age of 19, after meeting Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master. He became Irina Tweedie's successor and a teacher in the Naqshbandiyya Sufi Order.

In 1991 he moved to Northern California and founded The Golden Sufi Center[1] to help make available the teachings of this Sufi lineage. He currently lives in California.[2]


Author of several books, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe on Sufism, mysticism, Jungian psychology and dreamwork. He has also specialised in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of Jungian psychology. Since 2000 the focus of his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and an awakening global consciousness of oneness. More recently he has written about the feminine, the world soul, the anima mundi, and the emerging field of spiritual ecology. He has also hosted a number of Sufi conferences bringing together different Sufi orders in North America.

His initial work from 1990 to 2000, including his first eleven books, was to make the Sufi path more accessible to the Western seeker. The second series of books, starting from the year 2000 with The Signs of God, are focused on a spiritual teachings about oneness and how to bring them into contemporary life, with the final book in this series being Alchemy of Light. He is editor and contributor to the 2013 anthology Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth[3] (Summer 2013), which was followed the same year with the publication of his work Darkening of the Light: Witnessing the End of an Era.[4] His most recent book is For Love of the Real: A Story of Life's Mystical Secret.[5]

Llewellyn has been featured in two films, One the Movie and Wake Up. He has also been featured in the television series Global Spirit and in August 2012, he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey as a part of her Super Soul Sunday series.[6] A regular contributor to Sufi magazine, Parabola, and other periodicals, he also writes a blog on the Huffington Post.[7] In Fall 2015, Parabola magazine featured a comprehensive interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on his life and work, Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee.[8]


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  1. ^ "The Golden Sufi Center®".
  2. ^ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Profile The Golden Sufi Center.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  4. ^ http://spiritualecology.org/publication/darkening-light[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "The Golden Sufi Center - For Love of the Real: A Story of Life's Mystical Secret".
  6. ^ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on Love and Sufism Archived 1 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. OWN, 27 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee - The Huffington Post".
  8. ^ "Part of an Ancient Story: A Conversation with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (Full Version)". 15 November 2015.

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