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O'Meara, Simon (2021) 'Mecca and other Cosmological Centres in the Sufi Universe.' In: Lange, Christian and Knysh, Alexander D., (eds.), Handbook of Sufi Studies. Vol. 2: Sufi Cosmology. Leiden: Brill. (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Cosmological centres are places where different levels of cosmic reality are said to converge and become accessible to the human being. In the Sufi universe, Mecca is the principal place of convergence, but others exist, too, including Medina and Jerusalem. This chapter demonstrates that such places have been ritually replicated in this universe, most especially Mecca.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Department of the History of Art & Archaeology
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 16:00
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35437

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