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Suhrawardi - Hikmat al-ishriq - The twofold universe

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002797

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth – Henry Corbin

Hikmat al-ishraq – Suhrawardi [translated by Henry Corbin and Nancy Pearson]

The sages affirmed the existence of a twofold universe; on the one hand, a purely suprasensory universe, including the world of the Deity and the world of angelic Intelligences; on the other hand, a world of material Forms, that is, the world of the celestial Spheres and Elements and the world of apparitional forms, namely, the world of the autonomous image…. These Forms and Images have no substratum in our material world, for otherwise they would necessarily be perceptible to the outer senses and would not need places for their epiphany.  They are, therefore, spiritual substances, subsisting in and by themselves in the world of imaginative perception, that is in the spiritual universe

The source of the experience

Suhrawardi

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

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