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Station of No Station Open Secrets of the Sufis

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ISBN-10: 1556432402

ISBN-13: 9781556432408

Edition: 2001

Authors: Henry Bayman

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 3/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Henry Bayman is an American engineer who has lived in Turkey for the past twenty-five years. He is a student of Sufism and an independent scholar. He is the author of THE STATION OF NO STATION, a study of Sufism and Islam as these relate to contemporary issues.

Preface
Prologue
The Background of It All
The Flawless Human Being
Introduction
The Role of Nietzsche
The Universe of Signs
Man and God
Secular Science
Overview
Nietzsche, God, and Doomsday: the Consequences of Atheism
In the Mouth of Madness
Nietzsche and Science
Misconceptions about God
The Mansion and the Houseguests
The Base Self versus God
The Superman
The Base Self and Science
The Question of Darwinism
The Consequences
The Search for Superman
The Nightmare of Insanity
The Universe, Enlightenment, and Ethics
Man and Universe
The Significance of Man
Whatever You Do Comes Back to You
Gnosis
The Subject/Object Dichotomy
From Gnosis to Ethics
Sufi Ethics: No Spirituality Without Morality
Ethics and Spiritual Transformation
The Cane and the Skyscraper
The Ethics of God
The Role of Faith
Science and Sufism
Faith, Love, and Compassion
Sufi Psychology: an Introduction
Preliminaries: Body, Spirit, Self/Psyche
Self as Tyrant: The Base Self (Impelling Self)
Anthropocentrism
Cyberculture and the Future of Modernity
Higher Stages of Human Existence
The Way of the Self
The Base Self
The Critical Self
The Inspired Self
The Serene Self
The Pleased Self
The Pleasing Self
The Perfect, Pure, or Complete Self
The Way of the Spirit
The Subtle Body and Its Anatomy
Cornering the Ornery Self
The Essentials of Sufi Practice
Introduction
The Three Prerequisites of the Path
The Three Principles of Sufi Sainthood
Formal Prayer and Fasting
The Symbolic Meaning of Prayer
A Place in the Sun
The Satanic Verses and the Democratic Personality
Untime of the Imam
Material vs. Spiritual Knowledge
The Political Dimension
Democracy and Ethics
From Civility to Courtesy
Monotheism and Equality
The Open Society
The Nemesis of Democracy
World Poverty: A Sufi Proposal
The Station Beyond All Stations
The Sufi Saint
The Nature of the Encounter
Awakening
Spiritual Embryogenesis
Poverty and Self-emptying
The Paint of God
Culmination
Fundamentalism and the Taliban
Endnotes
Index