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Henry Bayman

Henry Bayman is an independent scholar living in Turkey who spent twenty-five years studying with the Masters of Wisdom of Central Anatolia. His interest in Ibn Arabi goes back to the early days of his youth. He is the author of The Station of No Station: Open Secrets of the Sufis (a study of Sufism and Islam as they relate to contemporary issues), The Secret of Islam: Love and Law in the Religion of EthicsThe Black Pearl: Spiritual Illumination In Sufism And East Asian Philosophies & The Teachings of a Perfect Master: An Islamic Saint for the Third Millennium.

Through his writings, Henry Bayman introduced his main spiritual teacher in the Sufi Path, Ahmet Kayhan (1898 - August 3, 1998), whom he calls "the Grand Master of Sufism." According to his own account, Bayman first met Ahmet Kayhan in early spring, 1978. After that introduction, he began to attend his discussion groups more frequently. From the beginning of September 1983, excluding normal working hours or vacations, he remained almost continually in the presence of Ahmet Kayhan until his death.

Bayman's current website is He presently makes his home in Turkey.