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alam al-mithal  Term Image (‘ālam al-mithāl ) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: “The world of analogies.”
Long Description: The world of forms, both psychic and corporeal; corresponds to ‘ālam al-khiyāl, “the world of imagination.”
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: Also referred to as ‘ālam al-amthāl. See Form and Substance in the Religions (Chapter “The Five Divine Presences”)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms