Item #10707 The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism. Henry Corbin, Nancy Pearson, Trans.

The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism

New Lebanon: Omega Publication, 1994.

Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". vii, 174pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

In the Sufism of ancient Iran, the quest for dawning Light symbolizes the mystic's search for illuminated self-realization. In the path of this spiritual journey, the light arising in one's inner darkness is the Northern Light or the Midnight Sun, which is the brilliant light of truth offering freedom from egotism and from slavery to material existence. The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism presents a penetrating analysis of the writings of the great Iranian Sufis such as Suhrawardi, Semnani, and Najm al-Din Kubra, in which Corbin sees an unfolding and continuity of the idea of light and color as symbols of spiritual development. This intellectually exacting text goes beyond theoretical speculation: Corbin's combination of analysis and clear insight beckons the reader to apprehend the intuitive dimensions of the material being discussed. The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism remains one of the most important expositions of classical Persian Sufism available to a Western audience.(Publisher). Very good. Item #10707
ISBN: 9780930872489

Price: $16.00