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Themes of 'The Erotic' in Sufi Mysticism

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AuthorJonah Winters
 
Title of item
Themes of 'The Erotic' in Sufi Mysticism
Parent publication   Sutra Journal
Date of this edition 2017 (forthcoming)
LanguageEnglish
 
Date of first ed.
1996
Permission author
Posted 1997 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Personal pages and Unpublished Articles
URLbahai-library.com/winters_themes_erotic_sufism
Abstract Mystical writing is replete with symbolism of love and eros, and it can also be found in the mystical poetry of Baha'u'llah. This paper provides background for that topic by surveying the use of themes of the erotic in writings by seven Sufi mystics.
Notes This paper does not mention the Baha'i Faith. My original intent was to do so, but the paper got too long before I'd finished covering Sufism.
Tags Sufism, Maid of Heaven
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