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Sufi : expressions of the mystic quest

Author: Laleh Bakhtiar
Publisher: New York : Avon, 1976.
Series: Art and cosmos series.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bakhtiar, Laleh.
Sufi.
New York : Avon, 1976
(OCoLC)560571628
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laleh Bakhtiar
ISBN: 038000691X 9780380006915
OCLC Number: 2751683
Notes: Flare books.
Description: 120 pages : illustrations (some color), plans, portraits (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1: The 'why' of mystical expression. The beginnings of Sufism --
The container and the contained --
Creation: the arc of descent --
The human soul --
The quest: the arc of ascent --
Symbolism --
Part 2: The 'what' of mystical expression. The journey to God --
The journey in God --
The journey through God --
Part 3: the 'how' of mystical expression. Spiritual retreat --
Stages of the journey --
Spiritual states --
Spiritual stations --
Presences --
Numbers and geometry --
Architecture and music --
Mystical poetry --
The sciences of letters --
Mystical dreams --
cosmology and spiritual astronomy.
Series Title: Art and cosmos series.
Responsibility: Laleh Bakhtiar.

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