This is the gentle reminder announcement for the first August Myth Salon: Rumi – A Poet for Pilgrimages, Possibilities and Paradox on Thursday August 6 at 5PM Pacific Time – featuring Dr. Zaman Stanizai and Dr. Connie Zweig. As a scholar on Rumi and the Sufi traditions, Dr. Zaman Stanizai will invite us to explore Rumi’s tale from the historical, cultural, and religious contexts. He will describe how the cultural moment in which Rumi lived shaped his emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development. Taking off from this, with her book A Moth to the Flame based upon the life and adventures of Rumi, Dr. Connie Zweig will set Rumi’s story into a mythic context. For centuries, Rumi has remained alive in the hearts of millions around the world. Rumi’s story burns like a torch of inspiration for us all. At this Myth Salon, we will understand why!