The Tarjuman al-Ashwaq – Medieval Sufi Wisdom Text

"This text is of great interest, aside from its literary merits as delightful (but highly encoded) Sufi love poetry, because the author supplied extensive commentary for each poem. This is key to disentangling the Sufi narrative from the exterior form of the work. At this level, rather than a series of love poems to a … Continue reading The Tarjuman al-Ashwaq – Medieval Sufi Wisdom Text

The inner guide is the archetypal manifestation of knowing: The ‘Alam al-Mithal; Henry Corbin & the Sufi Ibn ‘Arabi

  "Self awareness and mastery arises only through a direct participatory process. There can be no authority, even if that authority is simply the fixed authority of objectivity that inhibits such a mutual knowing. Corbin writes: “Each human being is oriented toward a quest for his personal invisible guide, or he entrusts himself to the … Continue reading The inner guide is the archetypal manifestation of knowing: The ‘Alam al-Mithal; Henry Corbin & the Sufi Ibn ‘Arabi