Alone with The Alone in The
English translation of "Seul à Seul dans le Nom" (Editions Caractères, Paris;
2003) / "De Solo a Solo en el Nombre" (José J. de Olañeta Editor, Palma de
"According to Ibn Arabi, known as the greatest master among the Sufis, the
station of Perfect Man, can only be realized by those "who focus themselves on
the fullness of reality, which is nothing but the reality of God Himself. That
reality is revealed to us only through God's names, and focusing upon it can
only take place through remembrance."
- William Chittick, SUNY Stony Brook
"The Divine Name must penetrate not only into our psyche, but even into our
body. The name is already inseparable from the Divine Spirit. To be in the Name
is to be in the Spirit. If we can place ourselves in the Divine Name, we already
in the world of the Spirit and in fact the Spirit. The center of the heart is
where the Divine Name resides, but it also penetrates into the sole as nothing
else can and only It is able to transform the soul and bring about its wedding
to the Spirit."
- Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University
"This Canticle of the Divine Name is in the pure lineage of mystical poetry.
Each text provides a station in which one's spirit may rest."
- Jean Bies, philosopher and author.
"The power of a sacred name can imbue the utterer with the sanctity of the
Named, so the invocation of God's name or one of His attributes has long served
as an established methodology for spiritual realization. A name of God, divinely
revealed legitimately bestowed by a proper spiritual authority and frequenty
invoked functions in a direct way to reanimate the Holy Spirit or latent Divine
within. When the finite and temporal human heart is rhythmically impressed with
a divine name, which by its very nature participates in the infinite and the
eternal, the heart cannot resist and invariably recalls its theomorphic
-From 'Beads of Faith', Fons Vitae
"Above the clouds of our day to day live there shines the ever-constant Sun of
the Immutable Spirit. It is a rare joy to be reminded of the rare truth of the
aphorisms contained in this beautiful book. Each of them is a ray of light that
both illuminates and warms, and reveals the Path of Return."
- Barry McDonald, Managing Director, World Wisdom Books
The aphorisms contained in this book have been previously published in French as
"Seul à Seul dans le Nom" (Editions Caractères, Paris; 2003) and in Spanish as
"De Solo a Solo en el Nombre" (José J. de Olañeta Editor, Palma de Mallorca;
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