Exploring the Mystical Imagination: Perfection and its <i>Quinque Viae</i>

Annmarie Hughes

in Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780748640829
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653263 | DOI:
Exploring the Mystical Imagination: Perfection and its Quinque Viae

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This chapter focuses on exploring the mystical imagination. It discusses the sacred way; the secular way; and the mystic way. It also discusses al-Khadir, the way of English chivalry, and the way of Sufi chivalry. The chapter also tackles Al-Sulamī and his Kitab al-Futuwwa and Ibn Ba's encounter with the Fityan. The chapter ends with a discussion on the secular and sacred meaning of the ways to perfection.

Keywords: mystical imagination; sacred way; secular way; mystic way; al-Khadir; Al-Sulamī; Fityan

Chapter.  27451 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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