Michael Sugich is a native of Santa Barbara, California and studied at UCLA and the California Institute of the Arts. He was initiated into a traditional Sufi order in 1972. Since that time he has studied Sufi doctrine and practice with spiritual masters across the Arab and Islamic world.
He lived for 23 years in the precincts of the sacred city of Makkah Al Mukaramah where he kept company with many men of knowledge and illumination. He has written Palaces of India, a travel book, and Living in Makkah, a children's book, and, most recently a feature documentary film on the life of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, "Faisal: Legacy of a King".
Michael Sugich is author of Signs on the Horizons: Meetings with Men of Knowledge and Illumination, a memoir of 40 years with Sufi saints of the 20th and 21st centuries.