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Pythagoras - Shirazi - In Hurqalya



Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Joscelyn Godwin

The imaginal world has its elements, its cities and its heavenly spheres.  Although they do not have a material substratum, they are objective and entirely real.  Among the marvels there is the immense city Hurqalya, which contains in exemplary form both heaven and earth.  Here are the archetypal images of all individuals and corporeal things in the sensory world, as well as of the heavenly spheres.

Shirazi says that it was in these celestial spheres of the Imaginal world that Pythagoras heard the Music of the Spheres. 

Afterwards he returned to his material body.  As a result of what he had heard he determined the musical relationships and perfected the science of music

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