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Table of Contents Contents Preface viii About the Authors x Foreword xii Sufi Meditation with the Spiritual Master xiii Sufi Meditation and the Sufi Bond xv The Methodology of Sufi Meditation xvi Answering Those who Reject Meditation xviii Introduction 21 The Knowledge of the Saints 21 Sufi meditation: the Heart Connection 27 The Three Stations 31 The Sufi Bond: Forging the Chain 34 The Distinction between Sufi Meditation and the Sufi Bond 36 Sufi meditation: the Means and the End 37 Sufi Meditation 44 Section One: Sufi Meditation Defined 45 Principles of Sight 46 The Path of Sufi Meditation 47 The Guide: Portal to the Divine Presence 49 Sufi Meditation and Other Traditions 51 The Seeker and the Sought 52 Section Two: Core Practices of Sufi Meditation 53 Preparing for Sufi Meditation 54 The Levels of Sufi Meditation 58 Duration of Sufi Meditation 69 Section Three: Advanced Meditations 70 Prophetic Meditation 70 Reaching the Divine Presence: Meditation on Prophet Moses 71 Section Five: Conclusion 77 Divine Energy 78 Section One: The Nature of Divine Energy 79 God: The Source of Divine Energy 80 The Power of the Sun 82 Good and Evil Energy in Human Beings 83 Difficulties: The Fuel of the Soul 86 Angelic Healing 90 Section One: Introduction to Angelic Healing 91 The Science of Angelic Healing 91 Origins of Islamic Healing 93 Preparing to Heal 95 Section Two: Sufi Keys to Health 96 The Importance of Diet 96 The Importance of Exercise 97 Understanding the Secrets of Iron 99 Iron and Magnetism 102 Purifying the Blood 105 Section Three: Healing with Divine Energy 107 The Three Phases of Spiritual Healing 108 High Sense Perception as a Diagnostic Tool 110 The Nasma and Meditation 112 Meditation and the Focal Point of Treatment 114 How Energy Relates to Disease 115 Healing through Meditation and Focal Points of the Lata'if 116 Section Four: Secrets of Ablution and the Powers of the Hands 119 The Principles of Ablution 120 Reading the Divine Code 121 The Energy of Hellfire 126 Completing the Healing Process 126 Other Powers of the Hands 127 Section Five: Conclusion 129 Appendix: the Daily Practices 130 Daily Spiritual Practices for Initiates 131 Spiritual Practices for the Prepared 132 Spiritual Practices for People of Determination 133 Notes Regarding the Spiritual Practices 134
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Naqshabandåiyah -- Prayer-books and devotions.
Sufism -- Prayer-books and devotions.