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For the Sufis the experience of the sacred can happen anywhere, at any time. Given the conjunction of spacetime in contemporary physics, this statement in Alireza Nurbakhsh’s discourse may be reassuring. The sacred is available, but it is also (and not just etymologically) “set apart”—not intrinsically, but because people usually do not perceive it, or do not know that they are in it. What all the authors in this issue of Sufi find is that it takes at least one of the five physical senses of the human body, in combination with a consciousness devoted to service to others, to detect and create sacred space. READ MORE

 

DISCOURSE

THE NATURE OF THE SACRED
by Alireza Nurbakhsh

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

THE SACRED SPACE OF THE HEART
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

THE GREATER PRAYER OF BEING
by Mark Nepo

SUFISM, SACRED SPACE, AND SPIRITUAL ANCESTRY
by John L. Caughey

HAFEZ—THE EARTHLY SKY-WALKER
Building Our Space in a Shifting Universe
by Fatemeh Keshavarz

 

THE JERRAHI PATH—ISTANBUL TO NEW YORK
by Matt Hanson

INTERVIEW

TAPPING INTO THE SACRED—PLACES, PLANTS & ENERGY
Kim Lisson in Conversation with Nyoongar Elders Richard Walley and Carol Pettersen

CULTUREWATCH

MATERIALIZING SPIRITUALITY
Tadao Ando
interviewed by Rana Habibi

OF OTHER SPACES
A film review of Wild Wild Country
reviewed by Jairan Gahan

POETRY

THE BOISTEROUS LOVE
by Alireza Nurbakhsh

ONLY ONE GOD
by Allison Grayhurst

HERE
by James RQ Clark

FIREFLIES
by Jeni Couzyn

ASCENSION
by Andréana Lefton

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© Ashraful Arefin, Morning at ghat – Varanasi, India

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