“Today, when the world seems to teeter on the edge of major religious conflict, this enlightened period when Moslems, Jews and Christians lived in relative amity...”
 
Robert Bly
is one of America's best-known poets and the author of many books, including: My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy, Eating the Honey of Words and The Light Around the Body, for which he won the National Book Award.
 
This sixth in the Open Center’s series of conferences on the Western Esoteric Tradition will take place in Granada, the evocative and beautiful city lying below the snowy Sierra Nevada that, alone on the Iberian Peninsula, remained under Moslem control until the fateful year of 1492.
An Esoteric Quest for The Golden Age of Andalusia

Sufis, Kabbalists and Christian Philosophers in Medieval Spain

a five day conference in Granada, Spain

September 15th to 20th, 2007


Our conference will be a quest for the beauty and spiritual philosophy of the golden age of Andalusia, a time when a culture of tolerance among Muslims, Christians and Jews produced works of enduring spiritual and artistic genius.

Outstanding faculty from Spain, France, Britain and the United States will address such topics as: the Zohar, the Sufis of Andalusia, Arabic alchemy, Ibn ‘Arabi and Rumi, the knowledge system of Ramon Llull and the place of Spain and Islam in the Grail stories.

Evenings will be filled with poetry, flamenco and music that emerged from the blending of ‘Las Tres Culturas.’

Participants will have the option of two post-conference journeys. One will travel through the sacred sites of Andalusia. The other will venture to Marrakech, Morocco.

Co-sponsored with The Ibn ‘Arabi Society, Centro Abierto Tomillo, The Lumen Foundation and Junto de Andalucia.

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Granada is a city and the capital of the province of Granada, in the autonomous region of Andalusia. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
 
Andalusia is an autonomous community of Spain. Andalusia is the most populated and second largest of the seventeen autonomous communities that constitute Spain.
 
Marrakech, known as the "Red City or Al Hamra," is a city in southwestern Morocco in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
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