Camille Adams Helminski


United States

Known for

Co-Director and Co-Founder of The Threshold Society


Hijri 1370–Present (AH); Common Era 1951–Present (CE)

Camille Adams Helminski


Camille Adams Helminski is Co-Director and co-founder of The Threshold Society (, centered in California. Ms. Adams has been working within the Mevlevi tradition of Sufism for over thirty years. She has helped to increase awareness of the integral contribution of women to the spiritual path of Islam with her book, Women of Sufism: A Hidden Treasure. In addition to her own book she has co-translated a number of volumes of Sufi literature, including the Sufi classic Awakened Dreams, and Jewels of Remembrance (excerpts of the Mathnawi of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi). Ms. Adams was the first woman to translate a substantial portion of the Qur’an into English; The Light of Dawn, Daily Readings from the Holy Qur’an. She has also authored two anthologies for the Book Foundation (, The Book of Character, Writings on Virtue and Character from Islamic and Other Sources and The Book of Nature, A Sourcebook of Spiritual Perspectives on Nature and the Environment, as part of a new curriculum for Islamic education. Her most recent publication is Rumi’s Sun, The Teachings of Shams of Tabriz. As part of the Spiritual Paths Foundation ( Ms. Adams is currently involved in the creation of a graduate program in Interspirituality rooted in contemplative practice.