Carlos Varona Narvión Carlos Varona Narvión (Madrid, 1956) did a Masters in Philosophy and Art. His doctoral research was in Arabic Philology and Islamic Culture, with a thesis on Architecture and Water in Cairo city. He was professor of Spanish Language and Literature in Jordan, and director of Instituto Cervantes (Spanish Cultural Centre) in several places of the Middle East: Damascus, Amman, Tunisia, and also in New Delhi, where he lived for six years. His publications are primarily essays on mysticism, art, and philosophy. He has also published a novel on lucid dreams. Currently he lives in Marrakech (Morocco).