Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

PARABOLA - The Search For Meaning, July 15, 2015 Exploring the “hidden face of God” Desert and void. The Uncreated is waste and emptiness to the creature. Not even sand. Not even stone. Not even darkness and night. A burning wilderness would at least be “something.” It burns and is wild. But the Uncreated is… Continue lendo Not Knowing, Non-Being, and the Power of Nothingness, By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, with Hilary Hart

Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA

SACRED WISDOM: Pathways to Nonviolence - FESTIVAL of FAITHS 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IV5AyXYNL4 A FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL of music, poetry, film, art and dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers and practitioners. The 2016 Festival of Faiths will explore how different spiritual traditions, teachers and practitioners address violence, heal our wounds and teach active commitment to nurturing peace… Continue lendo Sacred Silence in Sufism and the Vedanta – Seyyed Hossein NASR & Swami ATMARUPANANDA

“The Jewish-Sufi Mystics of Medieval Egypt” – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

As part of a three-part collaboration with Esoterica & Seekers of Unity, this episode explores the life, teachings and movement of Abraham Maimonides, the son of the much more famous Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides (d. 1204). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lowYbUsUlKw Sources/Suggested Reading: Idel, Moshe (1987). The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia. State University of New York Press Kraemer,… Continue lendo “The Jewish-Sufi Mystics of Medieval Egypt” – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

A Chechen Confession: a documentary about Sufi Mysticism in Chechnya by Dan Alexe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veMZWnwYnqI Scene from the future movie A Chechen Confession, by Dan Alexe. The film decrypts the most common myths about the Chechens, including the widely accepted one about their supposed presence among anti-Western Islamist fighters in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is also a presentation of the traditional Chechen brands of Sufi Islam and of the… Continue lendo A Chechen Confession: a documentary about Sufi Mysticism in Chechnya by Dan Alexe

“Esoteric Gatherings” – Benjamin TEITELBAUM

I SPENT DECEMBER 2018 AT HOME IN BOULDER PLAYING catch-up with events that had taken place on the global political stage during the past months. This was the time of midterm congressional elections in the United States, and the Democrats had taken the House of Representatives but failed to wrest control of the Senate from… Continue lendo “Esoteric Gatherings” – Benjamin TEITELBAUM

How is Sufism related to Islam? – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dflhkfF558c Today we talk about an often asked question - what is the relatioship between Sufism and Islam? Are they the same thing or is there some difference? Sources/Suggested Reading: Karamustafa, Ahmet T. (2007). Sufism: The Formative Period. Edinburgh University Press. Knysh, Alexander (2017). Sufism : A New History of Islamic Mysticism. Princeton University Press.… Continue lendo How is Sufism related to Islam? – Filip HOLM | Let’s Talk Religion

“Hurqalya” – Harold BLOOM

The greatest Sufi authority on the Resurrection Body was Shaikh Ahmad Ahsa’i, who died in 1826, and who developed fundamental ideas of Avicenna, the great Persian philosopher of Islam in the eleventh century. Avicenna, in his “visionary recitals,” argued for what he called “the oriental philosophy,” a Hermetic angelology that posited a middle reality between… Continue lendo “Hurqalya” – Harold BLOOM