Symbolism

Publications | Symbolism
The Sufi Symbolism series is the Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Mystical Terminology. Each volume of this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference that explains the inner meaning of the numerous symbols, metaphors, images, and allusions in the Sufi lexicon. Relying mostly on classical Sufi texts, they provide a unique key for the interpretation of Sufi poetry and prose.

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Sufi Symbolism I

    Sufi Symbolism I Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. I: Parts of the Beloved’s Body; and Wine, Music, Audition and Convivial Gatherings Dr Javad Nurbakhsh   The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Symbolism. It consists of 16 volumes. The first multi-volume compilation of spiritual terms in any Western language. This volume examines the meanings of the metaphors that symbolize the limbs and traits of the Beloved’’s body, along with the vocabulary connected with festive and convivial gatherings. It includes terms such as wine, tavern, goblet, and so forth. Order now

    Sufi Symbolism II

      Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. II: Love, Lover, Beloved, Allusions and Metaphors Javad Nurbakhsh It explains the terms used by the Sufis to describe love, the lover and the Beloved, as well as the terms used to describe the gestures, states and expressions of figurative love. Order now

      Sufi Symbolism III

        Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. III: Religious Terminology Javad Nurbakhsh Devoted to religious terminology, this volume provides the fullest possible range of meanings to terms having to do with religious experiences, types of worship, spiritual practices and theological dogmas prevalent in Sufism. Order now

        Sufi Symbolism IV

          Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. IV: Symbolism of the Natural World Javad Nurbakhsh This volume examines the interior dimension of the natural world, from the meaning of flowers and lights, physical and spiritual places and positions, to illustrations of the symbolism of birds, other animals, alchemy, metals and Travel Order now

          Sufi Symbolism V

            Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. 5: Veils and Clothing, Government, Economics and Commerce, Medicine and Healing Javad Nurbakhsh This volume explores the physical and metaphysical veils between God and man, as well as the inner experiences of mystics regarding political power, government, war, peace and above all, sickness, health, life and death. Order now

            Sufi Symbolism VI

              Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. 6: Titles and Epithets Javad Nurbakhsh This volume deals exclusively with the mystical anthropology, esoteric hierarchy and spiritual degrees of the mystics with the corresponding epithets, adjectives and titles used by the Sufis among them to designate these differences Order now

              Sufi Symbolism VII

                Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. VII: Contemplative Disciplines, Visions and Theophanies, Family Relationships, … Names of Sufi Orders (Farhang-E Nurbakhsh) Javad Nurbakhsh This volume contains a unique explanation of the terms used by the Sufis concerning their spiritual techniques, practices and disciplines; descriptions of the modes of enlightenment, terms used for family relationships and the psychological attributes of servanthood. The book ends with a succinct description of various Sufi orders. Order now

                Sufi Symbolism VIII

                  Sufi Symbolism VIII Sufi Symbolism: The Nurbakhsh Encyclopedia of Sufi Terminology, Vol. VIII: Inspirations, Revelations, Lights, Chrismatic Powers, States and Stations Dr Javad Nurbakhsh This volume introduces the lexicon used to describe non-rational levels of being and the manifestation of supernatural phenomenon. It also presents the gradations of mystical states and stations while discussing miracles, charismatic powers and ecstatic utterances generated by the intervention of the Divine. Order now.