Sufi Magic – The Art of Focusing One’s Mind on Something
Sufi magic – the art of focusing one’s mind on something – is an ancient practice that has been used for thousands of years to manifest change in the world. It involves the use of props and rituals that amplify the human’s ability to focus their will to an intense level.
There is a tradition in Sufism that honors the transformative power of alchemy, which can bring us closer to our own divine nature and re-establish a sacred relationship with the natural world. The early Sufi Dhu’l-Nun was famous for his involvement with this hidden alchemical tradition, and it continues to be part of modern Sufi teachings.
The Basics of Sufi Magic: Understanding the Mystical Path
The practice of Sufi magic was founded on the belief that chanting the 99 names of God, known in Arabic as Asma al-husna, can grant believers access to divine knowledge and protection from evil spirits. In a book published in 13th century, Al-Buni wrote about the properties of each of these names and how they could be chanted for specific results.
He described a series of talismans that people could create using these names and other occult practices. These talismans, or charms, were designed to help achieve specific goals, such as finding love, increasing wealth and growing crops.
Al-Buni’s work was highly controversial, and by the 14th century many scholars considered it a form of “sihr,” or magic, which is forbidden in Islam. Nevertheless, it is still popular among Muslims, and it offers a spiritual framework that can help us move beyond the violent and extreme beliefs of many Islamist extremists.