Category Archives: Literature

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE INFLUENCED BY CINEMA, AND OTHER FORMS OF MEDIA.

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as … Continue reading

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ON ANGELS AND DEMONS, WHY ANGELS ARE FASHIONABLE AGAIN

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life Genesis 3-24   WHY ANGELS? … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Religions, Angels, Archetypes, Dreams, Genies, Gospels, Hinduism, History, Ibn Arabi, Imagination, Inspiration, Jinns, Kabbalah, Literature, Mary, Miracles, Mundus Imaginalis, Mysticism, Mythology, Paradise, Religion, Revelation, Spirituality, Subconscious, Symbols, Uncategorized, Unconscious, Western Civilization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

EROS SUBLIMATED, THE MUNDUS IMAGINALIS OF DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY, AND IBN ARABI’S TARJUMAN AL-ASHWAQ

“Beauty is the reflection of reality in the mirror of illusion” “And there is no more powerful creature in the universe than woman – for each angel that God has created from the breaths (anfas) of women is the most … Continue reading

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THE MYSTICAL TALES OF THE 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS, SYMBOLS OF THE HEART OF SECRETS.

  “We lay veils upon their hearts lest they understand it…” Qur’an (17:46)     Many years ago in my youth when I meet my Spiritual Teacher, I heard someone ask him what were his favorite movies, to my surprise … Continue reading

Posted in 1001 Nights, Aladdin, Alchemy, Ali Baba, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Religions, Being, Cosmogony, Dreams, Gabriel, Imagination, Jinns, Kaaba, Literature, Muslim, Mystical Tales, Mysticism, Myth, Sinbad The Sailor, Spirituality, Symbology, Uncategorized, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 158 Comments

LETTER TO A FRIEND, ABOUT MONTAIGNE, WRITING, AND OTHER MATTERS

Dear X: I  had a delightful time last night, and I really enjoyed the food, thank you for your company. Regarding Montaigne, and  the little I know from him, but for the few pages I read many years ago, plus … Continue reading

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AN HOUR AFTER MIDNIGHT

Technorati Tags: Hermann Hesse,Novalis,Hymns to the Night,Archetypes,German Romanticism,Literature,Light,Forests,Lake,Old Knight,Guardian,New Spirituality,Castle,Boat,Oarsman,Imagination,Prophet,Mythical Realms,Gertrudis,Pagan Paradise,Nocturne HERMANN HESSE AN HOUR AFTER MIDNIGHT A REALM OF THE ARCHETYPE “A long and slow wave landed my rounded bow skiff between the rocks. The dreamer who inhabited … Continue reading

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THE GRAIL

The Legend of the Grail, it is a mystery that will never fail to intrigue mankind, and in particular those sensible souls who meditate on this tale, because it’s place doesn’t belong to a particular age, or to a Geographical place, … Continue reading

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