Bill Whitehouse

Biography

Bill Whitehouse received an honors B.A. in Social Relations from Harvard University and a doctorate in Educational Theory from the University of Toronto. Dr. Whitehouse has spent more than 35 years exploring Islam and its mystical dimension, known in the West as the Sufi Path. In addition, he has counseled individuals from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe who have sought relief from the trauma of spiritual abuse and fundamentalism. He has taught at univerisites in the United States and Canada and is presently teaching at a small, private university in New England.

Dr. Whitehouse has been pursuing the Sufi Path for approximately 35 years. For nearly 16 years, he enjoyed a close working relationship with a Sufi saint of the 20th Century who has since passed away.

Dr. Whitehouse produces the Sufi Reflections Podcast and is the owner of Bilquees Press and the Interrogative Imperative Institute.

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Books

The Pathology of Leadership: A Sufi's Perspective
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,450. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
The desire for leadership is a pathological disorder that is engendered in others by those who already have succumbed to the malady. Leadership is a delusional belief system in which a human being maintains that he or she should be given (or usurp) the authority to organize and control the lives of other human beings. This book explores different aspects of the pathological character of 'leader.
The Unfinished Revolution: The Battle for America's Soul
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 243,460. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
The 'Occupy Movement' took many people by surprise with both its scope, as well as by the manner in which it resonated with the deep sense of discontentment that appears to be felt by many people in the United States concerning the economic and political character of American life. This book is intended to help bring a sharper focus to that discontentment.
The Essence of September 11th 2nd Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,670. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
This book doesn't advance a conspiracy theory concerning the events of 9/11. It is a critical exploration into an analysis of the ideas that underpin the U.S. government's 'official' position on 9/11 and an explanation of why that position is untenable. This book entails a detailed examination of the alleged 'causes' of the destruction of the Twin Towers, Building 7, and part of the Pentagon.
Science, Spirituality, and Symmetry
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,260. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
The premises at the heart of this essay are the following: (1) the principles that constitute the methodological processes of science and spirituality/mysticism closely mirror one another; (2) in addition, both sets of methodological processes entail the property of symmetry.
Epistle To A Sam Harris Nation: Debunking The Moral Landscape
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,900. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
'Epistle To A Sam Harris Nation: Debunking The Moral Landscape' takes on the ideas of Sam Harris using his own chosen tools (i.e.,reason and science). When those tools are turned back on his book, 'The Moral Landscape', his perspective is seen to be like an onion since after one peels away various layers of philosophy, reasoning, and science, there is nothing left at the heart of his worldview.
Framing 9/11
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,750. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
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In this book the reader will learn why the NIST account of Building 7's destruction at the World Trade Center is not plausible. In this book, one will learn shocking facts about the real story behind the destruction of the Twin Towers at the WTC. In this book, one will learn why the NTSB's account of what happened at the Pentagon is not tenable. In this book one will learn about what comes next.
Constitutional Issues and the Idea of Leadership
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,780. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
The first chapter of this book takes an extended look at the many themes that are central to the construction of a constitution and does so against the backdrop of the Canadian Constitution which was re-negotiated in 1980s. The second and third chapters explore different facets of the idea of leadership. The last chapter looks at 9/11 and the Constitution in terms of several investigations.
What's Wrong With What's Right -- A Critique of Imam Feisal Rauf's Book: What's Right With Islam
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,200. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is at the center of a controversy concerning the proposed community center in Manhatten, New York -- a center known alternatively as: Cordoba House, Park51, and the Ground Zero mosque. Consequently, people -- both Muslims and non-Muslims - might benefit from a critical examination of his ideas (e.g., in his book: What's Right With Islam) concerning a wide variety of issues.
Mapping Mental Spaces: Volume 2
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
The two volumes which give expression to 'Mapping Mental Spaces' are a series of working exercises involving different problems which are entailed by issues of: hermeneutics, innate ideas, apodicticity, belief, meaning, model-building, psychology, mythology, mysticism, logic (Volume 1), fields, mathematics, chaos theory, quantum mechanics, chronobiology, and holographic theory (Volume 2).
Mapping Mental Spaces: Volume 1
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 235,490. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
The two volumes which give expression to 'Mapping Mental Spaces' are a series of working exercises involving different problems which are entailed by issues of: hermeneutics, innate ideas, apodicticity, belief, meaning, model-building, psychology, mythology, mysticism, logic (Volume 1), fields, mathematics, chaos theory, quantum mechanics, chronobiology, and holographic theory (Volume 2).
The Sufi Lighthouse
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 211,900. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious cults
No religious or mystical tradition is immune from the presence of spiritual abuse, for wherever there are people who are seeking to become closer to essential truths, purpose, and meaning, there will be individuals seeking to generate counterfeit currency to offer to those who are unaware, or uncautious toward the dangers that lie in wait along the spiritual path. This book explores such issues.
Sufi Reflections
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,480. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
The fifty-two chapters and five appendices which make up the main body of this book encompass a variety of thematic topics both within Islam, in general, as well as in relation to its mystical dimension, or tasawwuf (known in the West as 'the Sufi path) in particular. Taken collectively, the chapters and appendices provide a very good introduction to both the Sufi path as well as Islam.
Reality Without A Name
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 176,430. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam
This book is a critical examination of 'Sufism: A Short Introduction' by William C. Chittick. The present work takes the shortcomings, problems, and errors of the latter book as a starting point for explicating an array of misunderstandings concerning the Sufi spiritual tradition, in particular, and the Islamic religious tradition, in general, that are prevalent both in and outside of academia.
The Chaco Canyon Tapes
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 218,320. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
The book, 'Chaco Canyon', is a novel which ranges across an assortment of: kidnapings, murders, mysteries, intrigues, rescues, problems, and relationships. It is a journey of opportunity to engage, from a spiritual perspective, a set of important, interrelated issues of our times -- from: Native peoples, to: terrorism, mythology, spirituality, ecology, feminism, alien abduction, and psychology.
Unveiling Terrorism, Fundamentalism, and Spiritual Abuse
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 150,540. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Three issues of paramount importance to today's world -- namely, terrorism, fundamentalism, and spiritual abuse -- are brought together in one volume in a way that delineates the interconnected dynamics of these topics. Moreover, these themes are critically engaged from a variety of perspectives ranging from: psychology, sociology and philosophy, to: history, political science, and religion.
Exploring Psychological Horizons
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 159,860. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Theory
'Exploring Psychological Horizons' consists of thirteen essays which venture into various facets of psychology - ranging from: Freud and Sullivan, to: Piaget, Sheldrake, and beyond. Among the topics explored are: anxiety, dissociation, abuse, charisma, theories of psychological development, the 'God gene', formative causation, chronobiology, memory, and holographic theories of mind.
Shari'ah: A Muslim's Declaration Of Independence
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,360. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
A critical exploration of a variety of ideas concerning traditional understandings of sacred law and shari'ah. This book introduces a way of approaching the idea of shari'ah which stands in opposition to many theologically and ideologically driven interpretations of Islam and the Qur'an ... rigid and dogmatic interpretations that result in fundamentalist and terrorist behavior among some Muslims.
My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Critique
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,230. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious cults
In 2007 Daveed Gartenstein-Ross wrote a memoir entitled: 'My Year Inside Radical Islam'. The book outlines a journey starting from a liberal Jewish background, to becoming a Muslim, and, finally, converting to Christianity. The present work explores the manner in which Mr. Gartenstein-Ross came to permit a Muslim group of spiritual counterfeiters to distort his understanding concerning Islam.
Tales from the Sufi Path
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,050. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Educational
This book consists of 27 stories rooted in an array of teachings, principles and values of the Sufi mystical tradition. Some of the entries are wholly original, while other tales constitute a refashioning of stories which have been handed down from generation to generation by Sufi teachers. The essence of each story is intended to give expression to different themes of importance to the Sufi path.
Meditations Of A Sufi
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The 45 essays in this book range across an array of issues which are of importance to everyday life. The topics extend from: the ego, to: doubt, and from:equality, to: evil. Although the essays are written from a Sufi perspective, anyone with an interest in mysticism and spirituality will, God willing, derive benefit from the thematic explorations pursued in this work.
Sufi Inspirations
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,570. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The material contained within 'Sufi Inspirations' constitutes a Sufi perspective. However, one does not have to be on the Sufi path or inclined to that path in order to engage the material in this book. Anyone with an interest in spirituality and mysticism will find an abundance of themes within the boundaries of this work on which to reflect and that are relevant to his or her own spiritual path.
Evolution and the Origin of Life
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,520. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
The current book is not about trying to prove the truth of this or that scientific or religious account about the origins of either human beings, in particular, or life, in general. 'Evolution and the Origin of Life' concerns the problems surrounding the process of interpreting empirical evidence and subjecting that data to various methods of rigorous critical reflection.
Democracy Lost And Regained
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
'Democracy Lost and Regained' explores various facets of the history, principles, and philosophies which went into forging the United States Constitution. Much of democracy has been lost through the problematic way in which, among other things, the Tenth Amendment has been understood. However, what has been lost can be regained, and this book outlines a way of restoring democracy peacefully.
Reflections on Education and Learning
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,350. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » History of education
This book outlines a paradigm shift concerning education, schools, learning, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The book explores themes ranging from: religion and science: to: issues of public policy and, in the process, puts forth a perspective which argues that much of what goes on with respect to education is inconsistent with an array of principles inherent in the amended Constitution.
Sufi Teaching Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,880. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
The 28 short stories in 'Sufi Teaching Stories' reflect a variety of principles, values, and ideas which are entailed by the Sufi mystical tradition. Some of the stories are original. Other entries constitute a refashioning of stories that have been told and re-told by Sufi spiritual guides down through the ages.These 28 stories seek to touch the spirit, soul, mind, and heart in essential ways.
Sam Harris And The End Of Faith: A Muslim's Critical Response
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,430. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Islam
This work is a critical exploration of a book by Sam Harris entitled 'The End of Faith'. While the book by Mr. Harris puts forth arguments that attempt to paint all spirituality and religion with broad strokes of derision, castigation, and rejection, the present book focuses on the errors contained in Mr. Harris' book which involve Islam.

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