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Esoteric Islam: A Hermetic Perspective on Islamic Traditions

By Smith, Sachal

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Title: Esoteric Islam: A Hermetic Perspective on Islamic Traditions  
Author: Smith, Sachal
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Islam, Philosophy
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2021
Publisher: Self-Published
Member Page: Sachal Smith

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Smith, S. (2021). Esoteric Islam: A Hermetic Perspective on Islamic Traditions. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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'ESOTERIC ISLAM' includes the interpretation of Islamic traditions by use of the hermetic arts of Astrology and Alchemy.

Summary
The history of man bears witness to his great struggle for discovering the right formula to conduct affairs in various aspects of his life. Time and again, men devised ideas of religious, political, or cultural nature that have continually brought solace from the ignominy of senseless conflicts that afflicted their mode of existence, and thereby they grew spiritually through those experiences and trials. The wisdom of the ancients is not actually based on absolute principles, rather on the relative conditions proportional to the problems at hand. The nature of wisdom has never been to bind humans to a fixed legal structure by restricting their movements at every level of growth, but to enshrine them about the common connections between different parts of the existing whole. Therefore, the laws serve best when they carry the wisdom of preventing the disasters than dealing with them afterwards, and the wisdom serves best when it abides by the principles of redemption and growth. True wisdom forms the very essence of all the magical ideas that have transformed man’s primeval existence into a responsible creature capable of serving the divine plan. The great ideals of wisdom were incorporated into the mystery teachings of ancient Egyptians in the form of hermeticism. That is why the hermetic ideas outline the tenets of all the major philosophies in the world that include objectivity and resolution in the exercise of their traditions. The Quran is considered as the book of divine guidance by Muslims whose main subject constitutes ‘man’. From a hermetic standpoint, the Quranic mysteries carry a great deal of connection to the hermetic arts of astrology and alchemy. Here, I have attempted to explain the manner in which symbolism of the hermetic precepts can be used to understand the Quran in its structural designs alongside the principle tenets, so as to define the notions of highest aspirations in men, and to unravel the mystique of this very impressive literature.

Excerpt
The book 'Esoteric Islam' discusses the mystical teachings of Quran from the standpoint of ancient mysteries and modern metaphysics. The Quran is considered as the book of divine guidance by Muslims whose main subject constitutes ‘man’. From a hermetic standpoint, the Quranic mysteries carry a great deal of connection to the hermetic arts of astrology and alchemy. Here, I have attempted to explain the manner in which symbolism of the hermetic precepts can be used to understand the Quran in its structural designs alongside the principle tenets, so as to define the notions of highest aspirations in men, and to unravel the mystique of this very impressive literature.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Preface The Mystery Letters of Quran (Huroof-al-Muqattaat) The Mystery of ALIF LAM MIM in Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) The Hermetic Wisdom of Quran —  Introduction The Hermetic Wisdom of Quran —  Part 1 (Joseph) The Hermetic Wisdom of Quran —  Part 2 (The Chosen One) The Hermetic Wisdom of Quran —  Part 3 (The Cornerstone) The Hermetic Wisdom of Quran —  Part 4 (The Communion) Islam, the Great Hermetic Tradition Shiva, the Great; and the Abrahamic Traditions The Hermetic Principle of Gender in Quran Saturn, the Beneficent One; Al-Quran, Chapter 43 (Az-Zukhruf) The Alchemy of Purification in the Quran The Esoteric Evolution, Surah Ar-Rahman (The Beneficent) Navigation through the Zodiac; Al-Quran, Chapter 53 (The Star) The Doctrine of Flux; Al-Quran, Chapter 54 (The Moon) Astrotheology in Al-Quran, Chapter 18 (Al-Kahf) The Legacy of Ascension; Al-Quran, Chapter 17 (The Children of Israel) The Septenary Outlook of the Islamic Teachings The Magical King Solomon in Quran The Spider’s Web; Al-Quran, Chapter 29 (Al-Ankabut) The Art of War; Al-Hadeed (Iron) ‘The Four Quls’, the Spells for Spiritual Protection in Quran The Symbolism of Trees in Quran The Symbolism of Animals in Quran

 
 



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