Western Sufism

IN 1859, a littleknown English poet and translator, Edward FitzGerald, published The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, ... that the Hayy ibn Yaqzan was a Sufi work, but nineteenthcentury commentators did notice the Sufi nature of The Rubáiyát.

Western Sufism

Western Sufism is sometimes dismissed as a relatively recent "new age" phenomenon, but in this book Mark Sedgwick argues that it has deep roots, both in the Muslim world and in the West. In fact, although the first significant Western Sufi organization was not established until 1915, the first Western discussion of Sufism was printed in 1480, and Western interest in Sufi thought goes back to the thirteenth century. Sedgwick starts with the earliest origins of Western Sufism in late antique Neoplatonism and early Arab philosophy, and traces later origins in repeated intercultural transfers from the Muslim world to the West, in the thought of the European Renaissance and Enlightenment, and in the intellectual and religious ferment of the nineteenth century. He then follows the development of organized Sufism in the West from 1915 until 1968, the year in which the first Western Sufi order based on purely Islamic models was founded. Western Sufism shows the influence of these origins, of thought both familiar and less familiar: Neoplatonic emanationism, perennialism, pantheism, universalism, and esotericism. Western Sufism is the product not of the new age but of Islam, the ancient world, and centuries of Western religious and intellectual history. Using sources from antiquity to the internet, Sedgwick demonstrates that the phenomenon of Western Sufism draws on centuries of intercultural transfers and is part of a long-established relationship between Western thought and Islam.

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Western Sufism
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Mark Sedgwick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-18 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Western Sufism is sometimes dismissed as a relatively recent "new age" phenomenon, but in this book Mark Sedgwick argues that it has deep roots, both in the Muslim world and in the West. In fact, although the first significant Western Sufi organization was not established until 1915, the first Western
Mystical Origins of the Tarot
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Paul Huson
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-05-26 - Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

Thoroughly examines the original historical source of each tarot card, how the card's divinatory meanings evolved from these symbols, and provides authentic spreads and divination techniques from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Original.
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám - Balfour Edition
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Norman A Clark
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Norman A Clark

It would be difficult to overstate the popularity of Omar Khayyám's Rubáiyát. Since it was fist published in 1859, it has been translated into 70 languages; appeared in at least 1300 different editions, illustrated by 150 plus artists and set to music by 100 composers. A reviewer in the Bookman
The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Omar Khayyam
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A repository of subversive, melancholic and existentialist themes and ideas, the rubaiyat (quatrains) that make up the collected poems attributed to the 12th century Persian astronomer Omar Khayyam have enchanted readers for centuries. In this modern translation, complete with critical introduction and epilogue, Juan Cole elegantly renders the verse for
Islam in North America
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Michael A. Köszegi, J. Gordon Melton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-12 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1992, this book focuses on the Muslim community and how it has developed in North America. Divided into eight sections, it traces the history of the Muslim community in North America from the nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth-century and examines different aspects of the