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The Mystic's Flight

AuthorJack McLean
Title of item
The Mystic's Flight
Subtitle of item
The Parable of Majnún and Laylí
Date of this edition 2001-07
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Posted 2013-02-04 by Jonah Winters
Proofread 2013-02-03 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2013-02-03 by Jonah Winters
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Abstract This classic love tale of the Middle East, quoted by Baha'u'llah in the Seven Valleys, is prized by Sufi mystics as a spiritual allegory of the soul's search for union with God. A literary-critical analysis of the text yields theological clues.
Notes Presented at the Irfán Colloquium Session #36, London School of Economics (July 14, 2001).

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Tags Mysticism; Haft Vadi (Seven Valleys); Sufism; Majnun and Layli; Rumi (Mevlana); Nizami; Stories; Love (general); Morality; Allegories and metaphors; Literature; Poetry; Persian poetry; Persian literature
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