Resources and Links


The Ziraat Reader, an anthology compiled by Vakil Forest Shomer, is a spiral-bound, 134-page document filled with valuable articles and photographs. It includes prayers and practices, Ziraat Papers, essays, commentaries and inspirations, written works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan, Murshid Samuel Lewis, Murshida Vera Corda, Shamcher Bryn Beorse, Pir Zia Inayat Khan, and many more, with a forward by Pir Shabda Kahn. It is designed with the intention to spread Ziraat among our greater spiritual family.

The Ziraat Reader is available for free download in pdf format in two parts (Part 1 and Part 2); and continues to be available in the print edition.  For the print edition, cost is $20 plus $6 for shipping within the USA; $8 shipping to Canada and $11 shipping for other countries. For additional copies purchased at the same time, add $1 shipping for each copy. The Ziraat Reader is available only in English at this time. For postage outside of the USA or for payments by credit card or PayPal, please contact Vakil Forest Shomer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 360-385-6114. If paying by check, make your check payable to Forest Shomer and mail to: Forest Shomer, PO Box 639, Port Townsend, WA  98368-0639.


Other Links

The Ziraat Reader (Part 1 and Part 2)

Sacred Nature Issue of HeartBeat Magazine

Body of Bliss, Body of Blessing by Saadi Neil Douglas-Klotz

Nature Meditations of Hazrat Inayat Khan