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The Dervishes or Oriental Spiritualism 1868

The Dervishes or Oriental Spiritualism 1868

By: John P. Brown

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Published in 1868 | 430 pages | PDF reader required

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Introduction—Abraham and Mohammed—The Sacrifice of Isma'il—The Decease of Ibrahim—The "Atmbodha," or Knowledge of the Spirit.
 
CHAPTER 2
On the Origin of the Dervish Orders—The Original Orders—Forms of Prayer, Caps, &c.—Traditions of the Orders.
 
CHAPTER 3
Names of the Orders of Dervishes—Branches of the Original Orders at Constantinople—Peculiar Titles given to Founders—The "Sâhib i Tesavvuf," or "Spiritual Owners" of the Dervishes.
 
CHAPTER 4
On the Costumes and Tenets of the Dervishes—The Holy Mantle of the Prophet—The "Kulahs," or Dervish Caps.
 
CHAPTER 5
Sacred Books and the Creation of Man—The "Evliâ," or Saints.
 
CHAPTER 6
The Rufâ'ees (Howling Dervishes)—The Nakshibendees
 
CHAPTER 7
The Bektâshees—Their Costume—Their Twelve Imams—The Initiation of a Bektâshee.
 
CHAPTER 8
The Melâmiyoons—The Sectarian Rites of the Much Loving Taveek of the Melâmiyoon—On their Assemblies—Thanks for Food—Acquisition of the Means of Existence.
 
CHAPTER 9
Real and False Dervishes—The "Khirka," or Mantle—The "Palenk," or Stone worn in the Girdle—The Post, or Seat.
 
CHAPTER 10
The Order of the Mevlevees.
 
CHAPTER 11
D'Ohsson on the Rise and Spread of Dervish Orders.
 
CHAPTER 12
Lane's "Modern Egyptians."
 
CHAPTER 13
"Mussulman Saints."
 
CHAPTER 14
Persian Dervishes—Spiritual Exercises—Hasheesh—The Occult Sciences—A List of Dervish Convents at Constantinople.
 
CHAPTER 15
Ubicini's "Letters on Turkey"—The Hindee, or the Wandering Dervishes of India.
 
CHAPTER 16
On the Tesavvuf, or Spiritual Life of the Soofees.
 
CHAPTER 17
A Biography of the Fourth Caliph 'Alee.
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