This comprehensive volume is an initiation into Sufism by a Western teacher of Islamic mysticism who saw in this ancient tradition a universal path to enlightenment. Atom from the Sun of Knowledge explores the spiritual secrets of the practices of Islam and interprets the spiritual wealth of its sacred book, the Quran, and the sayings (hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad. The volume also contains modern ecstatic Sufi poetry and spiritual discourses that illuminate the essential unity of all existence and the immense love at its heart.
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“Lex Hixon is a rare presence among us. This book comes from the fire of his devotion to Islamic life, and from his longing to unwrap the inner meanings.”—Coleman Barks, author of Rumi: We Are Three, and The Essential Rumi
“Lex Hixon’s book is a testimony to love that transcends the limitations of ordinary relationships. It is about Unity Consciousness, the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of all creation. This truth, coming from one of mankind’s most sacred traditions will liberate all those who surrender to it in innocence.”—Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of Quantum Healing and Unconditional Life
“This spiritual book reflects some of the divine light entrusted to its author, our beloved Lex Hixon, and reveals some of the many secrets contained within his heart. He has tried to show the many paths to Truth taken by the mystic orders of Islam. This is in accordance with the saying of the Prophet, God’s blessings and peace be upon him: ‘The paths to God are as numerous as human breaths.’ ”—Shaykh Muhammad Nazim, author of Mercy Oceans’ Pink Pearls