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The importance of Reshad Feild lies in:
1) the great influence he had in making Sufism popular in the west Especially in the 1970 to 90ies, his work in this field can be regarded both as a substantial contribution to the the temporary spiritual and esoteric movement in the West as well as an important bridge-building function between the Abrahamitic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Many thousands of people have attended his lectures and seminars in Europe and North America over the decades, and he is frequently quoted in esoteric literature.
2) in his achievements as an best selling author His novel "The Last Barrier" sold in millions of copies and is translated to some thirty languages. There are literary critics who rate this book as one of the classics of contemporary spiritual literature, such as Hesse's "Siddharta" or the works of Carlos Castaneda. Alois Alexander 13:05, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
The article states, "In 1972 he resigned his role in the Sufi Order." A few sentences later it says "In 1973, he resigned his role leading the Beshara Centre…." Which year is correct? -- Gyrofrog (talk) 23:13, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
- "Which year is correct?" Bahauddin said. "Why, this one, of course!"
It might be that Beshara Center and Sufi Order are two diferrent things, so there might be no contradiction here. Beshara in my knowledge is not necessarily a Sufi school. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 15:01, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
- It might indeed. Beshara Center was something Feild founded in 1970. The Sufi Order is Pir Vilayat Khan's group (not Sufism itself).