by ‘abd al-ghush
This individual is a classic instance of the Sufi malamatiyya, or ‘Deliberate Wrong-Doer’, whose operations under the rubric of The Institute [al-muasisa, ie — editor] * over the long-term in fact work to reveal to some of their repentent devotees the depths of their delusional situation.
In a handful of these instances moreover, Sufis historically have been able to recruit truly brilliant dervishes from among the more-abashed penitents to survive & outgrow these essentially cult-like activities.
* — For more on the functions of The Institute, interested readers should consult especially the foot-notes in the 5-volume Demon Princes series, by the prominent dervish & future-historian, Mr Jack Vance (pbuh).
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[2 August 2014]