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Avicenna - Recital of Hayy ibn Yaqzan

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011857

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This is describing visionary or out of body experience.

A description of the experience

Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth – Henry Corbin [translated by Nancy Pearson] 1977

In Avicenna’s ‘Recital of Hayy ibn Yaqzan’ as well as in the exegesis of the Qur’anic Sura 18:84,  Alexander’s quest led him to the extreme Occident and the extreme Orient of the universe.  Beyond, a region begins that includes many other cities – a country white as silver, forty days travel in length, inhabited by angels; another country of gold, seventy countries of silver, seven countries of musk, each ten thousand days journey in length and breadth …………

The source of the experience

Avicenna

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