Avicenna and the Visionary Recital

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Pantheon Books, 1960 - 423 pages
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Contents

Avicennan Cosmos and Visionary Recital
3
Avicennism and Angelology
46
The Recital of Hayy ibn Yaqzan
123
The Recital of the Bird
165
Translation of the Recital of the Bird
186
From Avicennas Recital to Attars Mystical Epic
193
The Recital of Salaman and Absal
204
The Hermetistic Version of Salaman and Absal
209
The Salutation
289
The Name and Person of the Angel
292
Physiognomy
295
The Two Ways for the Soul
297
The Souls Three Evil Companions
299
How to Treat the Three Companions
305
The Conditions of the Journey
308
The Orient and Occident of the Universe
319

The Avicennan Version oSalaman and Absal
223
Epilogue or Avicennan Perspectives
242
Avicennism and Immism
243
Symbolism and Presence
257
Postscript Recent Studies on Avicennas Oriental Philosophy
271
PART II
279
Prologue
282
The Encounter with the Angel
283
The Spring of Life
321
The Darkness about the Pole
324
The Occident of the World
327
The Clime of Terrestrial Matter
331
The Clime of Celestial Matter
333
The Celestial Spheres
336
The Clime of Elementary Forms and the Forms of Species
343
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