Suhrawardi - Book of Elucidations - Hermes
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Shihabudin Yahya Suhrawardi – Book of Elucidations [translated by Henry Corbin and Nancy Pearson
On a certain night when there was sunlight, Hermes was at prayers in the Temple of Light. When the ‘column of dawn’ blazed forth, he saw an Earth about to be engulfed, with cities upon which the divine anger had descended and which fell into the abyss.
Then Hermes shouted ‘You who are my father, rescue me from the enclosure of those near to perdition!’
And he heard a voice shouting an answer, ‘Take hold of the cable of our Irradiation and climb up to the battlements of the Throne’. Then he climbed up and there, beneath his feet, was an Earth and Heavens………….