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The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism by Henry Corbin:

Henry Corbin's The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism


This account of gnostic themes in Iranian traditions of mystical Islam discusses the theory of the personal genius under the rubric of the ‘Perfect Nature.’ It also usefully treats various themes of esoteric color symbolism, subtle anatomy, and spiritual orientation. Although the prose style is dense and academic, the contents are rich for anyone involved in genuine religious contemplation and able to discern truths through the veil of sectarian doctrine. [via]



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