“A classic work, terse, essential, an encouragement to see oneself in an unlimited mirror.” A new translation.
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Twelve chapters of Ibn ‘Arabi’s great Fusus al-Hikam, first translated from Arabic to French by Titus Burkhardt. His translation was intended as an introduction to the text, and it is probably still the best starting point there is, supported by footnotes which reflect his deep knowledge of the great spiritual traditions.
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Vivid pen pictures of, and memorable stories about people he met, recounted by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. A part of the The Ruh al-Quds by Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, translated with introduction and notes by Ralph Austin.
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“For the one who is ready to look into the depth of his or her own being, to the kernel of the kernel which is his essence, this book is invaluable.” Ismail Hakki Bursevi’s commented on passages from Ibn ‘Arabi’s Futuhat al-Makkiyya to produce a unique résumé of the journey of the human becoming. Translated into English by Bulent Rauf.
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The is an overview of many strands in Ibn ‘Arabi’s writings, which by the same token engages many fundamental issues which can lie buried until we question our view of the world and self. It was originally compiled as a basis for group discussion (not as a source of right answers). Extracts from The Mystical Philosophy of Muhid Din Ibnul Arabi by A.E. Affifi.
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Titus Burckhardt’s distillation of some the ways in which Ibn ‘Arabi relates astrology to metaphysical principles. Keith Critchlow said, “For the serious investigator, who is determined to get to the roots of traditional principle, this small book is a gold-mine…”
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These twelve papers mostly started off as reminders to students at the Beshara School, a help to some particular difficulty in their facing truth. This gives them an enduring immediacy and usefulness. They were selected and put in order by Bulent Rauf himself.
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This anthology was put together by others after the death of Bulent Rauf. The book includes translations, commentaries on the work of Ibn ‘Arabi, essays on history and cookery, and a fragment of autobiography, reflecting a huge breadth of interest.
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Extracts from al-Jili’s most famous work, translated with commentary by Titus Burckhardt. His teaching follows that of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi, of which it can be regarded as a systematic exposition, though expressed in a manner which is uniquely his own. He says, “I will mention of all that only that which happened to me on my own journey to God.” This is far from being merely a theoretical matter.
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Talks given by J.G. Bennett at Beshara, Swyre Farm, at the time when he directed the Sherborne Academy in Gloucestershire, just a few miles walk away. “A storehouse of practical and lasting wisdom to those on any spiritual path.” Light
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This gives the text of six of Meister Eckhart’s greatest sermons, with a transcript of the commentary Dom Sylvester gave in a series of meetings at the Beshara Centre at Frilford. His comments have spontaneity and lightness, and open onto the depths of Meister Eckhart.
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DVD & CDs
Set in Anatolia, this film by Diane Cilento traces a thread of meaning connecting the people who lived in the earliest known city, Çatal Hüyük, and some who lived thousands of years later, including the Virgin Mary, and Jelaluddin Rumi. Narrated by Diane Cilento and Bulent Rauf.
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Recordings of 31 passages from works by Ibn ‘Arabi and two followers in modern English, in voices of our time, no less amazing for that. Produced by Aaron Cass and David Norland. Beshara Publications / Vastearth words and music.
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The second CD by Vastearth Orchestra. Readings, songs and instrumental music based on and inspired by Ibn ‘Arabi, Rumi, Niffari and Jili.
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