Mystical Astrology According to Ibn ‘Arabi

Bulent Rauf


A unique work, providing the underlying spiritual principles (from the point of view of one of the greatest Sufi masters who ever lived) lacking in most modern books of astrology. It will complement and deepen anyone’s personal library or collection of works on astrology.

  • 978-1-887752-43-5
  • 52

Product Description

The cover illustration is from a 16th century Persian manuscript Suwar al-Kawakib of al-Sufi or The Shape of the Stars. A masterpiece of observational astronomy, its illustrations of the constellations are Muslim reinterpretations of the original Greek models.




"Titus Burckhardt has distilled the essential symbolism underlying the spiritual astrology committed to written form by the Spanish mystic Ibn Arabi-the timeless spectrum of the order of Being as they relate to time and space in 'our' world As the term Astrology means the practical application of astronomy to human use, our response to it must necessarily hinge on our understanding of what it means to be human. What is that 'favorable moment' which the Buddha urges us to grasp? Why does he congratulate those who 'have seized the moment' and lament those 'for whom the moment is passed'? The explanation lies in the traditional view of time."
Keith Critchlow Prince of Wales Foundation for Architecture