Quest for Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'Arabi Claude Addas, Peter Kingsley

Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn Arabi is undoubtedly a landmark in Ibn Arabi studies. Until the publication of this book, anyone who wanted to learn about the life of Ibn Arabi has had little choice of material to work from. This major study by Claude Addas is based on a detailed analysis of a whole range of Ibn Arabis own writings as well as a vast amount of secondary literature in both Arabic and Persian. The result is the first-ever attempt to reconstruct what proves to have been a double itinerary: on the one hand, the journey that took Ibn Arabi from his native Andalusia to Damascus - and on the other hand, the Night Journey which carried him along the paths of asceticism and prayer to the ultimate stage of revelation of his mystic quest.
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4 comment (s):

  1. Mo'in said...

    Dear Maryam,

    Thank you for sharing this information about this book! I will be looking for it.

    All good wishes,


  2. Maryam said...

    Dear Mo'in,

    You are most welcome!
    Best wishes,

  3. Safiyya said...


    I pray you are well.

    I have been trying to search for more information on both works by Claude Addas (Voyage of no return and the one mentioned above). Can anyone point out the main differences between both books? if indeed there are any.

    Warm Regards,

  4. Maryam said...

    I haven't read Voyage... maybe someone has and can give an opinion:-)


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