Suhrawardi - Book of Oriental Theosophy - The Intelligence hierarchy
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Shihabudin Yahya Suhrawardi – Book of Oriental Theosophy; comment by Qutbuddin Shirazi [translated by Henry Corbin and Nancy Pearson
So we have to understand that the first of these universes is that of the separated intelligible Lights which have no attachment of any kind to bodies; they are the cohorts of the divine Majesty, Angels of the highest rank (Angeli intellectuals)
The second universe is the world of the Lights governing bodies, whether they be the Ispahbad of a celestial sphere (Angeli Coelestes) or of a human body.
The double barzakh constitutes the third universe; it is the world of the bodies perceptible to the senses (because everything which has a body forms an interval, a distance, a barzakh).