In the tradition of Herman Hesse's classic Siddhartha, A Moth to the Flame is the first biographical novel of the Sufi poet Rumi. This tale of the life fully lived is the inner story of every life. Rumi's longing for the ultimate is our longing, his anguish is our anguish, and his triumph is our triumph. A Moth to the Flame takes us inside Rumi's world where we see his faith tested and witness his pivotal meeting with the beloved that led, eventually, to his union with God. Based on extensive historical research, including original sources in both Farsi and English, this story reveals the key moments that shaped Rumi's spiritual and literary genius and made him a source of inspiration for millions.
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., a student of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sufism for more than 30 years, is a Jungian therapist and spiritual counselor in Los Angeles. She is author of The Holy Longing and co-author of the best-selling Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow. She lives in Los Angeles, California.