[The Reflective Heart] The Reflective Heart:
Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn 'Arabi’s ‘Meccan Illuminations’
James Winston Morris
Paperback 424 pages
For centuries Ibn 'Arabi has been considered the "Greatest Master" of Islamic spiritual teaching, but Western readers have only recently had access to his greatest writings. This introduction to Ibn 'Arabi's Meccan Illuminations highlights the mysticism and realization of Sufi spiritual life, providing an intellectually penetrating look without requiring specialized knowledge. The development of several key themes and modes of reflection in Ibn 'Arabi's spiritual teachings are explored as are the gradually unfolding meanings that distinguish this important classical text of Sufi practice.