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An Outline for the Study of Dervishism


Covering Six Elementary Lectures on the Popular Development of Sufism or Mohammedan Mysticism


This volume is a compilation of notes from six lectures on the development and nature of Sufism.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-190-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 529
Publication Date: Aug 12,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 40
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-190-9
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This volume is a compilation of notes from six lectures on the development and nature of Sufism. The author examines the influences from Christianity, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, and Buddhism on Sufism. He then explores the religion’s origins in its quest to avoid damnation, the ways of approaching Divinity, the classification and progress of the soul, the nature and abuses of sainthood, and the uses and origin of magic. He describes prominent mystics, the Sufi orders, and initiation. Along the way, the author notes that genuine Sufi saints are delightful to speak to.

This volume is a compilation of notes from six lectures on the development and nature of Sufism. The author examines the influences from Christianity, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, and Buddhism on Sufism. He then explores the religion’s origins in its quest to avoid damnation, the ways of approaching Divinity, the classification and progress of the soul, the nature and abuses of sainthood, and the uses and origin of magic. He describes prominent mystics, the Sufi orders, and initiation. Along the way, the author notes that genuine Sufi saints are delightful to speak to.

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George Swan

  • NOTE (page 5)
  • DERVISHISM Six Elementary Lectures on the Popular Development of Sufism or Mohammedan Mysticism (page 7)
  • LECTURE I (page 8)
  • LECTURE II (page 12)
  • LECTURE III (page 16)
  • LECTURE IV (page 25)
  • LECTURE VI (page 38)
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