The Cosmos [ghayr, tajalli] and the Imaginal Reality [barzakh](not “imaginary”)

A commonly given example of an imaginal reality is a mirror image… Excerpt: Imaginal Worlds: Ibn Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity, William C. Chittick, Suhail Academy, Lahore, 2001, p.24 -26 What then is the cosmos? It is the “other” (ghayr), since it is defined as “everything other than God.” But it is not… Read More The Cosmos [ghayr, tajalli] and the Imaginal Reality [barzakh](not “imaginary”)

Undertaking the Quest for Self-Knowledge and ‘Certainty’

In short, the least reliable knowledge is knowledge by hearsay, and upon it we build our world. One should not blame the philosophers for striving to reach beyond hearsay, opinion, instruments [senses, modern research, modern media!], and sense perception to seize on what can be known for sure. If we want to understand the true… Read More Undertaking the Quest for Self-Knowledge and ‘Certainty’