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Journey to the Lord of Power: A Sufi Manual on Retreat

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Journey to the Lord of Power is the first English translation of Ibn 'Arabi's twelfth-century text dealing with spiritual ascent. 'Arabi, whose metaphysical teachings have had a profound influence on both the Muslim and Christian worlds, is known as one of the greatest writers of mystical love poetry of all time.

Written in answer to the questions of a friend, this illuminating guide describes the evolutionary path of our higher spiritual aspirations--the quest for the ultimate reality, the journey toward God. It is chiefly concerned with spiritual retreat, an advanced and potentially dangerous Sufi practice that aims at the attainment of the Presence of God through absolute abandonment of the world. Realizing the imagination's deceptive power, 'Arabi warns that this form of retreat should not be undertaken except at the order of a sheikh or by one who has mastered the self. Each stage of the journey is accompanied by a temptation which can be overcome only by an unshakable desire for God.

'Arabi explains each step of the ascent leading toward human perfection. In this perilous voyage of self-discovery, the reader will encounter the Realms of the mineral, vegetable, and animal worlds, eventually reaching the Gardens and the Throne of Mercy. The traveler of the Sufi mystic path is called upon to cleanse his or her heart in order to safely reach the final destination--the Lord of Power.

Synopsis:

A 12th-century Sufi text dealing with spiritual ascent. Ibn Arabi's writings have influenced both Muslim and Christian traditions.

Table of Contents

The Egyptian Miracle

An Introduction to the Wisdom of the Temple

Introduction

Preface

Part One

1.  Summary of Ideas Essential to the Student of the Temple

2.  The House of Life

3.  The Bridge of Sirah

4.  Ideas and Symbols

5.  Elementary Concepts of Number as Key to Knowledge

6.  Elements and Triangles

7.  Man and Measure

8.  Harmony, Analogy, Functions, and Factors

9.  Harmony and Volume

Part Two

1.  Two Modes of Intelligence

2.  The Mystery of Every Day

3.  Anthropocosmos

4.  The Pharaonic Mind

5.  Crossing

6.  Introduction to the Temple Architecture

7.  Temple Architectonics

8.  The Royal Ascent to the Temple

9.  The Mystic Temple

Appendix: Notes Concerning the Illustrations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892810185
Translator:
Harris, Rabia T.
Author:
Ozak, Muzaffer
Author:
Arabi, Ian
Author:
Harris, Rabia Terry
Author:
Arabi, Ibn
Author:
al-Jili, Abd al-Kerim
Author:
Harris, Rabia T.
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sufism
Subject:
Sufism -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Islam - Sufism
Subject:
Islam - Sufi
Subject:
INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19810431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.16x5.64x.37 in. .31 lbs.

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