Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D.is a featured contributor to our book, The Power of Love, for which he also wrote the “Foreword.”

He is a Sufi teacher in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. Born in London in 1953, he has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since he was nineteen.

In 1991, he became the successor of Irina Tweedie who brought this particular Indian branch of Sufism to the West and is the author of Daughter of Fire: A Diary of a Spiritual Training with a Sufi Master.  Vaughan-Lee then moved to northern California and founded The Golden Sufi Center.

Author of more than twenty books and several articles, his initial series of writings provided a detailed exploration of the stages of spiritual and psychological transformation experienced on the Sufi path, with a particular focus on the use of dreamwork as inner guidance on the journey.  In 2000 his writing and teaching centered on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, the awakening global consciousness of oneness, and spiritual ecology (see workingwithoneness.org).

Vaughan-Lee was featured in the TV series Global Spirit, interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for her SuperSoul Sunday series, and has been interviewed on radio shows relating to Sufism, global consciousness, spiritual ecology, and subtle activism. His published book, For Love of the Real (“Foreword” by the 14th Dalai Lama) is regarded as a completion of over twenty-five years of his writing and teaching, as it draws together many of the threads of his work, which began with his 1993 book The Bond with the Beloved. 

As a mystic and sheikh, Llewellyn has made a vital contribution to Sufism by articulating the ancient principles of the path for the modern psyche, presented in his books on Sufism as well as in twenty-five years’ worth of teachings and interviews, as available in the audio archive https://goldensufi.org.