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Camphor and Metaphor

AuthorDana Paxson
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Camphor and Metaphor
Date of this edition 2023
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Posted 2023-07-02 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Essays and short articles
Abstract The single word ‘camphor’ appears once in the holy Qur’án. It also appears in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Here we explore this term, its referents, and its sense of surprise, feeding meanings of great spiritual potency.
Tags Allegories and metaphors; Camphor; Fountains; Haft Vadi (Seven Valleys); Houris (huris); Interfaith dialogue; Islam; Memorization; Opposites; Pairs of words; Quran; Sufism; Wine (symbol); Words and phrases
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