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alam al-arwah  Term Image (‘ālam al-’arwāḥ) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: “The world of (pure) spirits.”
Long Description: The spiritual degree of reality as envisaged in the Sufic hierarchy of Being. Distinguished from ‘ālam al-mithāl, “the world of analogies,” which refers to formal manifestation as a whole, including both the psychic and the corporeal worlds.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: See Form and Substance in the Religions (Chapter “The Five Divine Presences”)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms