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Ahmad Ahsai, Shaykh - Kitab Sharh al-Ziyara - The Breath of the Great Awakening

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003127

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Shaikh Ahmad Ahsa’i – Kitab Sharh al-Ziyara [translated by  Henry Corbin and Nancy Pearson]

When the divine will intends to renew Creation and to cause the seeds from the preceding existence to germinate, Seraphiel is commanded to blow into the Trumpet the breath of the great Awakening.  As opposed to the ‘blazing sound’, this is a propulsive breath.  Entering the sixth dwelling, it propels the intellect toward the pneuma in the fifth dwelling; next it propels intellect and pneuma together toward the soul in the fourth dwelling; then it propels all three together, intellect, pneuma and soul, towards the luminous nature of the third dwelling; then it propels all four together towards the subtle consubstantial matter in the second dwelling; finally it propels all five toward the Image or archetypal Form in the first dwelling.  Then the I-spirit finds again its composition and structure, its consciousness and capacity to feel.

The source of the experience

Ahmad Ahsai, Shaykh

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Breath
Trumpet
Wind

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Contemplation and detachment

Commonsteps

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