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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
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Philosophy, Hermeticism
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'ESOTERIC ISLAM' includes the interpretation of Islamic traditions by use of the hermetic arts of Astrology and Alchemy.

The history of man bears witness to his great struggle for discovering the right formula to conduct affairs in the various aspects of his life. Time and again, man devised ideas of religious, political, and cultural natures that have continually brought solace from the ignominy of senseless conflicts that afflicted his mode of existence, and thereby he grew spiritually through the 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 inside 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 path of this growth had never been easy because the ideas of wisdom always required sacrifices of ego and vanity in order to counter the challenges posed by his mind to accept the necessary changes. Eventually, wisdom represents the agency responsible for the unfoldment of human potential to embody the divine archetype. The functions 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. Here, I have attempted to explain the manner in which symbolism of hermetic precepts are used to define the notions of highest aspirations in man's ethical behaviour by the Islamic traditions.

The extraordinary perfection in the design of universe has flabbergasted human intelligence since time immemorial. Notwithstanding the immense complexity of living organisms in nature, the indefatigable human spirit of enquiry led to the comprehension of definite principles for satiating the need for clarity in their affairs; because out of all creatures, humans have always wanted to be the smartest by grasping the knowledge of everything, and thereby controlling the very gist of existence. But not everyone in the family of human race were either talented or heroic enough to be raised at the level of consciousness that those creative agencies of cosmos acted with, and hence their languages got divided into ‘exoteric’ and ‘esoteric’ expressions or terminologies. The adepts throughout ages often used encoded symbols and hieroglyphs in their communications to transmit the insights to posterity in order to guard them from self destructive human behaviours. The realization of extremely intricate and fragile existence of life on planet Earth, which is also the home to humanity, not only made it necessary to act with utmost responsibility for keeping the natural balance, but also to embrace a role of directing the course of humanity towards best consequences. Like many ancient texts that were meant for guidance to humanity, the Quran seems to be a book designed for the specific purpose of raising consciousness in human beings. There are definite evidences of esoteric teachings in the texts of Quran, and despite of it being studied through a millennium, many of those teachings still evade proper explanation. An example of such texts is the ‘Mystery Abbreviated Letters’ of the Quran, popularly known as the “Huroof-al-Muqattaat”. Therefore, in this article I have endeavoured to describe their meanings in the context of Quranic teachings.

Table of Contents
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) Navigation through the Zodiac, Al-Quran Chapter : 53 (The Star) Astrotheology in Al-Quran, Chapter : 18 (Al-Kahf) Islam, the Great Hermetic Tradition The Legacy of Ascension; Al-Quran : 17 (The Children of Israel) ‘The Four Quls’, the Spells for Spiritual Protection in Quran Saturn, the Beneficent One; Al-Quran Chapter : 43 (Az-Zukhruf) The Magical King Solomon in Quran The Spider’s Web, Al-Quran Chapter : 29 (Al-Ankabut) The Septenary Outlook of the Islamic Teachings The Alchemy of Purification in the Quran The Symbolism of Trees in Quran The Symbolism of Animals in Quran Shiva, the Great; and the Abrahamic Traditions


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