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Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn Arabi

Claude Addas

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9780946621453

 

This major study by Claude Addas is based on a detailed analysis of a whole range of Ibn Arabi's own writings as well as a vast amount of secondary literature in both Arabic and Persian. The result is the first-ever attempt to reconstruct what proves to have been a double itinerary: on the one hand, the journey that took Ibn Arabi from his native Andalusia to Damascus - and on the other hand, the 'Night Journey' which carried him along the paths of asceticism and prayer to the ultimate stage of revelation of his mystic quest.

 

Contents:

 

1. Home Land

 

2. Vocation

 

3. Election

 

4. Ibn Arabi and the Sevants of Andalusia

 

5. God's Vast Earth

 

6. Fez

 

7. Farewells

 

8. The Great Pilgrimage

 

9. 'Counsel My Servants'

 

10. Damascus, 'Refuge of the Prophets'