To bring more light into this world by sharing and deepening our understanding of Rumi’s poetry from his Divan-i Kebir.
Ours is a continuing effort to finish publication of Nevit Ergin translations of Rumi’s Divan-i Kebir, as well as to carry on in the tradition of Ergin’s website, The Society for Understanding Mevlana, which has morphed into this website, ReadingRumi.com.
Hasan Shushud introduced me to Ergin and Itlak, the Sufi Path of Annihilation, in 1972. Ergin and I were friends until his passing over 40 years later, and I have been blessed to be still on the Itlak path.
It has also been my good fortune to have any number of international lovers of Rumi’s poetry supporting this effort of bringing the remainder of Ergin’s unpublished translations and stories to light; you can read more about them and our Reading Rumi Project under the New Translations tab.
Thank you for visiting our website.
-Millicent “Alex” Alexander
Los Angeles, California, USA