Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Qur'an Surah 15:21 - Islam and Archetypes

“And there is not a thing, but with Us are its archetypes. And We send it not down except in due measure.”

Surah 15:21 confirms the Prophet Plato (PBUH) and his revelation of the “Forms” as well as the inspired wisdom of Saint Ibn-Arabi and the insights of the 20th century psychologist C.G. Jung’s concepts of archetypes.

As revealed to humanity in the Glorious Qur'an, every being “down” in this world (e.g. humans, animals, plants, insects, etc.) as well as qualities (e.g. love, goodness, justice, etc.) are built on ascending archetypes. We all have Higher Selves that dwell in the super-sensible realm. And those Higher Selves are derived from still higher heavenly archetypes that are part of the Umm al-Kitab (the archetypal Mother Book – located on the First Aeon).

According to the Rose Crescent, we can know our archetypal Higher Selves and the universal archetypes through meditation, recollection and study.

To learn more about the recital, visit our site on the Qur'an.


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