Marc Hill and Sufism

And The Conference of The Birds

By Habiballah of Sava ca. 1610 — Wikimedia Commons ,Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public Domain,

When I was a boy of fourteen, I was taught much about the ways of the Sufi by men older than myself. I was taught many things about many things in those days by men, mostly. I was taught also to smoke hashish in tiny bronze pipes and how to stand on certain New York City street corners in such a way and to say certain words to older women. One managed to get me high and the…