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Appendix A - Some Important Figures in the Sufi Tradition
Seventh Century
 

MOHAMMED (567-632) and some of his companions, including his father-in-law ABU BAKR and his son-in-law Au.

SALMAN THE PERSIAN originally a Zoroastrian sought the faith and practice of the Hanifs. Attached himself to Christian teachers, one of whom when dying told him to journey south. After being captured and sold into slavery, Salman finally joined Mohammed's companions at Mecca.

     Mohammed died in 632. In the same year forty-five individuals from Mecca and an equal number from Medina took an oath of fraternity and fidelity and chose the name Sufi. Mohammed's successor, Abu Bakr, and Ali founded special assemblies at which Sufi exercises were held.

UWAYS EL QARNI (d.657) Sufi master living in Arabia at the time of Mohammed, but never met the Prophet. Founded first austere Sufi order.

Eighth Century
 

JAFAR SADIQ (700-765) Sufi teacher, considered by Fatimites as Sixth Imam.

JABIR IBN-HAYYAN known in the West as GEBER (721-776) pupil of Jafar Sadiq. Was link between ancient alchemists of Egypt and Greece and those of the Middle Ages.

ABU HANIFA founder of one of the great Islamic schools of law.

DAVID OF TAI (d. 781) studied under Abu Hanifa.

MAARUF KARKHI (d. 815) pupil of David of Tai, thus "son" of David. The Freemason's "Solomon the King, Son of David" has been equated with him. Founded Sufi fraternity called The Builders. Original builders were Abd ai-Malik's architects who built the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem at end of 7th century.

ABU EL-ATAHIYYA (748-826) a potter in Baghdad at the time of the Caliph Haroun ai-Rashid. Was a contemplative and left a collection of mystical verse. Belonged to Aniza tribe, whose badge was a goat. After his death, his disciples, called the Wise Ones, adopted torch between goat's horns as symbol of illumination. Cult of the Revellers can be traced to el-Atahiyya. Group from his school later migrated to Spain.

RABIA EL-ADAWIA (d. 802) Famous woman Sufi.

Ninth Century
 

THUBAN ABULFAIZ DHU'L NUN (d. 860) the Egyptian, called "King or Lord of the Fish". Thought to have been a black Nubian. "Black" also used for Egyptian (from colour of the soil) and for "Knowledge" (from fehm which means "black" and "knowledge"). Was third in teaching succession after Daud of Tai and Maaruf Karkhi. The Masonic Pillar of the Temple "Boaz" may be "Albuazz" a form of Dhu'l Nun's name Abulfaiz. Founded the Malamati order of Sufis, which has similarities with Freemasony.

HUSSEIN IBN MANSUR EL-HALLAJ (858-922) "the Wool Carder" spoke the Sufi secret "I am the Truth" and was dismembered as a heretic by the inquisition of Caliph el-Muqtadir. Prayed for mercy for his murderers just before he died. Had emphasised the importance of Jesus as a Sufi teacher. Hallaj the "murdered man" of Freemasonry.

BAYAZID EL-BISTAMI (d. 875) a classical Sufi Master. Sufi circle called the fehmia (The Perceivers) traces its philosophical pedigree to him.

JUNAID OF BAGHDAD (d. 910) one of the first classical Sufi authors.

Tenth Century
 

ABU-ISHAK CHISTI the Syrian. A descendant of Mohammed, of the Hashemite family. At Chist in Khorasan founded the Chisti Order, an offshoot of the line of the Masters. Specialized in the use of music and exercise. His followers used to enter a town and play a tune with flute and drum to gather people before reciting a legend or tale. This was the origin of the Western jester.

AL-FARABI known to the West as ALFARABIUS. A Sufi philosopher and Neo-Platonist, forerunner of Avicenna.

IBN MASARRAH OF CORDOBA (883-931) founded the Cordoba illuminist school, which had a profound influence on the West. From him the love theme came into western literature.

IKWAN EL SAFA (Brethren of Sincerity) a secret group, whose object was to make known the whole body of knowledge of the time. Published fifty-two treatises at Basra in 980.

Eleventh Century
 

EL-GHAZALI known In the West as ALGAZEL (1058-1111) "the Spinner". Was a Persian of Meshed, orphaned at an early age and brought up by Sufis. Reconciled the Koran with rationalist philosophy and was called the "Proof of Islam". Wrote The Destruction of the Philosophers, The Alchemy of Happiness and The Niche for Lights.

ALI EL-HUJWIRI (d. 1063) born in Ghazna (Afghanistan), settled in India. His task was to establish the claim that Sufism was consistent with the principles of Islam. Was known in India as Data Ganj Baksh. Wrote The Revelation of the Veiled, the first book in Persian on Sufism.

NIZAMI Vizier of Baghdad. Founded the great college of Baghdad, where Omar Khayyam was taught. Wrote The Treasury of Mysteries and The Story of Alexander.

OMAR KHAYYAM Astronomer and poet. Wrote the Rubaiyat. Was a friend of Nizami, said to have "been to school" with the Great Assassin. Lived at Nishapur.

EL-TUGHRAI a writer at the time of Omar Khayyam.

IBN-SINA THE BOKHARAN (980-1037) known in the West as AVICENNA. Persian philosopher, physician and scientist. Wrote a Canon of Medicine, first translated in the 12th century by Gerard of Cremona and used as a text book in European universities for centuries. Wrote the Ash-Shifa (the Recovery, i.e. of the Soul, from Error) containing books on logic, metaphysics and natural sciences, including meteorology, zoology, psychology and physics, which was translated into Latin in the 12th and 13th centuries. His Book of Equitable Judgment, in which he distinguished his philosophy from that of the Christian philosophers of Baghdad, was lost during the pillage of Isfahan in 1034.

SOLOMON BEN GABIROL (1021-1058) known in the West as AVICEBRON. Was a Jewish Sufic sage of the Córdoba school, founded by Ibn Masarrah. Wrote in Arabic The Fount of Life. The Franciscans accepted his teaching from a Latin translation a century later. Explained the Cabbala to philosophers after its appearance in Europe.

EL MAJRITI (d. 1066) astronomer, who brought the Encyclopaedia of the Brethren of Sincerity to Spain.

EL KARMANI of Córdoba. Disciple of El Majriti.

Twelfth Century
 

ZIYAUDDIN NAJIB SUHRAWARDI (d. 1167) follower of Junaid. Founded the Suhrawardi order. Wrote The Observances of the Disciples.

HAKIM SANAI OF AFGHANISTAN the earliest Afghan teacher to use the love motif in Sufism. Rumi acknowledged him as one of his inspirations. Wrote Dervish songs and The Walled Garden of Truth.

ABU BAKR IBN TUFAIL known in the West as ABUBACER. Physician, philosopher and finally Vizier at the court of Granada. Wrote Hayy ibn-Yaqzan, the prototype of Robinson Crusoe, based on a story by Avicenna.

ABDUL-QADIR GILANI (1077-1166) born at Nif, South of the Caspian. Used terminology similar to that of the later European Rosicrucians. Was called the "Rose of Baghdad". Founded the Qadiri Order, which was formed around the idea of the Rose, ward, standing for wird (dervish exercise). Specialized in the "Science of States".

FARIDUDDIN ATTAR THE CHEMIST (1150-1229) illuminate and Sufi author. Born near Nishapur. Studied under Sheikh Ruknuddin, then left him and wandered to Mecca and elsewhere. Wrote The Memoirs of Friends, a collection of the lives of historical Sufis and the Mantiq ut-Tair (Parliament of the Birds) which influenced the Roman de la Rose and Chaucer. He had an initiatory order with which the Order of the Garter, founded a hundred years later, showed parallels. Was killed by the Mongols.

IBN EL-ARABI (b. 1164) the Murcian. His father was in touch with Abdul-Qadir Gilani. Studied law and Islamic theology at Lisbon, the Koran at Seville and jurisprudence under Sheikh el-Sharrat at Córdoba. Spent his free time with the Sufis and wrote poetry. His mission to create Sufi literature and cause it to be studied, so that people might enter into the spirit of Sufism. Used the 'scatter' method. Author of The Bezels of Wisdom and The Interpreter of Desires.

IBN-RUSHD OF CÓRDOBA (1126-1198) known as AVERROËS. Philosopher and writer on Arabic law, philosophy, astronomy and medicine. Author of a monograph on music, which shows influence of the Brethren of Sincerity. In The Incoherence of the Incoherence, defended Neoplatonic and Aristotelian philosophy against el-Ghazali's Incoherence of the Philosphers. El-Ghazali and Averroës together constitute a double Sufic current (action and reaction). As Rumi said, "It is necessary to note that opposite things work together, even though nominally opposed." Averroës' chief work: commentaries on Aristotle. Also wrote a handbook of medicine, translated into Latin in 1255 and a commentary on Avicenna's poem on medicine, translated 1280. A large number of his philosophical works translated into Latin, mainly by Michael Scot between 1217 and 1230. Accepted as a commentator on Aristotle at Paris and Oxford from about 1230. Albertus Magnus, Adam of Buckfastleigh and Thomas Aquinas regularly consulted his commentaries. Was a pupil of Ibn Tufail. Anticipated Jung in expounding a theory of the collective unconscious.

SUHRAWARDI THE MURDERED (1154-1191) Easterner, domiciled in Aleppo. Was killed by order of the Orthodox, whose pressure Saladin's nephew was unable to resist. Wrote The Wisdom of Illumination stating that Illuminism was the science of Light and was identical with the inner teaching of all the ancients, Greeks Egyptians and Persians.

Thirteenth Century
 

FARIOUDDIN SHAKARGANJ (Father Farid of the Sweet Treasure) (d. 1265) nobleman of Afghanistan of the Chisti school. Died in India, where his tomb is revered by people of all faiths. His functions were healing and music.

SHEIKH SHAHABUDIN MOHAMMED SUHRAWARDI (1145-1235) nephew and disciple of Ziyauddin Najib Suhrawardi, the founder of the Suhrawardi Order. Chief Sufi teacher in Baghdad. Author of The Gifts of Deep Knowledge.

SAYEIJ NURUDIN OF GHAZNA (Afghanistan) disciple of Shahabudin Suhrawardi. Took the Suhrawardi teaching to India, where King Altamash made him the highest ecclesiastical dignitary of the state.

NAJMUDDIN KUBRA (d. 1221) called the 'Pillar of the Age'. Also a disciple of Suhrawardi. Founded the Kubravi Order. Worked miracles and had an uncanny influence over animals by means of thought projection. Probably a connection between him and St. Francis of Assisi. Members of his Order called the Greater Brothers. Was killed on the battlefield by the Mongols.

SAADI OF SHIRAZ (1184-1291) educated in Baghdad under Shahabudin Suhrawardi. Friend of Najmuddin Kubra. Author of the Gulistan (Rose Garden) and the Bustan (Orchard). Writings of his group provided subjects for the Gesta Romanorum. Translations of his works from 17th century on influenced German literature. Affiliate of the order of the Masters.

SAYIO KHIOR RUMI KHAPRADARI (The Cupbearer) associate of the father of Jalaluddin Rumi, of Shahabudin Suhrawardi, Fariduddin Shakarganj and Shah Madar.

SHAH MADAR taught the essential unity of all religions, especially the esoteric way of Christianity and Islam.

NAJMUDDIN GWATH-ED-DAHAR QALANDAR studied under Nizamuddin Alia of Delhi, who sent him about 1232 to study under Khidr Rumi. Made a teaching journey to England.

JALALUDDIN RUMI (1207-1273) born in Bactria at Balkh, fled with his father from the Mongols to Baghdad and finally to Rum. Founded the Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes. Author of the Mathnavi-i-Manavi, Fihi ma fihi and The Diwan of Shams of Tabriz. Considerable influence on the West, greater in recent years, when most of his works have been translated from Persian into western languages.

Fourteenth Century
 

MAHMUD SHABISTARI Persian sage. Author of The Secret Garden (1319).

NAJMUDDIN BABA son or successor of Najmuddin Gwath-ed-Dahar Qalandar. "Fol1owed his father's footsteps" from India to China and England in 1338.

HAJI BEKTASH blessed the Janissaries, the militia raised in 1326 by Sultan Orchan and recruited from Christians. Cut the sleeve of his fur mantle and gave it to the captain, who put it on his head. This was the origin of the fur cap worn by the Janissaries.

KHOJA SHAMSUDDIN HAfiz (d. 1389) Persian poet, who wrote of love, wine, nightingales and flowers. Author of The Interpreter of the Secrets, The Speech of the Invisible and a col1ection of poems cal1ed The Divan. A translation of the latter by von Hammer-Purgstal1 influenced Goethe.

BAHAUDDIN NAQSHBAND (d. 1389) great teacher of the Dervish school cal1ed Khwajagan (the Masters) in Central Asia, which influenced the development of the Indian and Turkish empires. After his time it became known as the Naqshbandi Chain, the "Designers" or "Masters of the Design". Bahauddin spent seven years as a courtier, seven looking after animals and seven in road-building. Is credited with having returned to the original principles and practices of Sufism.

Fifteenth Century
 

HAKIM JAMI (1414-1492) disciple of Sadedin Kashgai, head of the Naqshbandis, whom he succeeded as the director of the Herat area of Afghanistan. In his Alexandrian Book of Wisdom he showed that the Sufi esoteric transmission link of the Khwajagan (Masters) was the same as that used by western mystical writers. Named as teachers in the Sufi transmission, Plato, Hippocrates, Pythagoras and Hermes Trismegistos. Author of The Abode of Spring, The Romance of Salaman and Absal and The Epic of Joseph and Zuleika, which had an influence on the West.

SHEIKH ABDULLAH SHATIAR Sufi teacher. Visited India, wandering from one monastery to another, making known the Shattari method (the Rapidness) derived from Bahauddin Naqshband.

Appendix B - The Khwajagan

Tradition asserts that there is an inner circle within the Sufic membership which preserves the most vital secrets of the techniques of inner development and also the secrets of the most effective methods of manipulating environment for development purposes.

This tradition is called the Khwajagan (Persian: "Masters"). The succession of individual leaders within this tradition is known and had been included in a paper by a Turkish writer, Hasan L. Shushud. The paper was translated in 1969 by J. G. Bennett and published in the journal Systematics, Vol. 6, NO.4.

A summary of this is now given with permission.

The Khwajagan

Tradition asserts that for thousands of years there has been an "Inner Circle ofHumanity" capable of thinking in terms of millennia and possessing knowledge and powers of a high order. Its members intervene from time to time in human affairs. They do this, not as leaders or teachers of mankind, but unobtrusively by introducing certain ideas and techniques. This intervention works in such a way as to rectify deviations from the predestined course of human history. This inner circle, it is claimed, concentrates its activities in those areas and at those times when the situation is critical for mankind.

The period AD 950-1450 is said to have been one such time. Then hordes from Central Asia poured into the decaying empires of China, India, Baghdad, Byzantium and Rome. At the centre of this disturbance an organization appeared called the Khwajagan. Its members were mostly Turks or Persians and their main centres were in Bokhara, Samarkand, Balkh, Herat and the Hindu Kush region.

This area had a long prior history of spiritual activity, Zoroaster (600 Be) spent most of his life in Balkh, and Salman the Persian, one of the earliest converts from the Magian religion who became a Companion of Mohammed, was from the same area. Arithmetic was probably founded in this region. El-Harmezi (AD 844) made significant advances in algebra and Abu-Masher of Balkh (died 866) influenced the development of astronomy in the West (through translations by Adelard of Bath).

The first head of the Khwajagan was Yusuf Hamadani (1048-1140) who was known as the Kutb ul Evliyya or "Axis of the Saints".

As a boy he had studied at Baghdad under Abu Ishak Farih, a follower of the Imam Abu Hanifa. He then travelled for a time studying under various learned men, but then rejected all study and devoted himself to prayer, asceticism and the inner struggle with his own nature. This period over, he placed himself under the direction of the Sheikh Abu Ali Farmidi. Farmidi was the teacher of El-Ghazali and was in the direct line of spiritual descent from Bayazid Bistami, Imam Riza and other early Sufi saints.

Before he was thirty, Yusuf Hamadani was reputed to be a master of spiritual science. He then gathered round him a few selected pupils and it was these who became the founder members of the Khwajagan.

Hamadani, from his own insights, introduced techniques new to Sufi practice - techniques which were not to become generally available, if at all, until the Mongol invasion had partly expended its force in the second half of the 13th century. These techniques included the Halka or group and the use of the Sohbat or "conversation" as vehicles for the transmission of the spiritual force of baraka. Hamadani instructed a special group of eTeven men in these techniques and also perfected a method of communicating without words.

Hamadani's first successor was Abdullah Berki of Khwarizm (d. 1160) a mystic with extraordinary spiritual powers who passed his own secrets to his followers in turn. The second successor was Hasan Andaki, one of the original eleven initiated by Hamadani.

Andaki's successor was Ahmed Yasavi (1042-1166?) from Yasi in Eastern Turkestan (now Sinkiang). He had studied alchemy there under Baba Arslan who, when he was dying, told Yasavi to go to Bokhara, a thousand miles to the west and there enter the service of Hamadani. Later Yasavi was to succeed Hasan Andaki and become fourth leader of the Khwajagan.

Yasavi did not hold the office for long. He received an inner indication that he should return to Turkestan and he made over his charge to Abdul Khaliq Gujduvani. On his return to Eastern Turkestan Yasavi founded the Yasiwiyya Dervish Order.

It is said that Order survives to the present day, operating in the Gobi Desert area to transmit the spiritual science of the Khwajagan.

The Yasiwiyya Order makes use of ritual movements and dances accompanied by music called the Salna. This, if rightly understood, enables the student to submit his mind to the Supreme Intelligence and to attain mastery of his own body.

Gujduvani was thus the fourth successor of Yusuf Hamadani, founder of the Khwajagan, but legends assert that he was independently initiated by the Khidr himself. It is said that he learned the technique known as The Prayer of the Heart (Zikr-iQalbi) directly from Khidr. There may, however, have been a parallel transmission of this technique through the mantras practised by the Buddhist monks of the Hindu Kush.

Gujduvani formulated the precepts of the Khwajagan in eight succinct rules (Essence of the Teaching of the Masters) and was also the author of Precepts for Living.

Gujduvani died in 1190 and was succeeded by Ahmed Sadik of Bokhara who took over at a time of greatest danger for the Sufic mission. When Jenghis Khan was proclaimed Grand Khan of all the Mongols in 1206, Sadik proceeded to transfer the Inner Circle of the Masters to Bokhara where it remained for centuries. Three lines of defence were prepared against the interruption of Sufic activity which would result from the Mongol invasions.

  1. Some Sufis emigrated.
  2. Some remained and deliberately allowed themselves to be of assistance to the new regime.
  3. Some remained and preserved their activity by disguising its outward form.

Among those who emigrated was the father of Jalaluddin Rumi. He was a theologian and mystic of the "Western School", a follower of Ibn el-Arabi. Rumi senior, in face of the Mongol peril, left his home in Balkh and fled with his son to Baghdad, then to Damascus and finally to Konya. Another emigrant of the same school was Nijemeddin Daya, who also reached Konya which was to become a centre of spiritual activity till the 20th century.

Among the Sufis who remained, some succeeded in becoming the trusted advisers of Jenghis Khan and were behind the successful administration by which Khan governed his conquered lands. These included Mahmud Yalavaj and his son Mas'ud Yalavaji.

In the convulsions of the next two centuries the Khwajagan continued without interruption their task of teaching the way of accelerated spiritual development and of preparing an elite through whom this influence was carried through Asia, Europe and North Africa.

The "underground" group may have withdrawn into the mountain passes of the Syr Darya River where the great cave systems would allow the unsuspected existence of a spiritual community completely withdrawn from the world.

During the actual Mongol invasion the Khwajagan was led by Khwaja Anf Rivgerevi, fourth successor of Gujduvani. He was followed by Mahmud Fagnavi and then by Azizan Ali. By the time he succeeded to the leadership in the middle of the 13th century, the Mongol Empire had reached its maximum expansion and it was safe for the Khwajagan to reappear openly. The spiritual techniques which they brought with them from their half century of withdrawal came as a surprise to many Sufi orders who had remained "in the world".

Orthodox Sufi orders had no previous knowledge of some of these techniques which included the Halka or group, the Sohbat or conversation between teacher and disciple, the Zikr or spiritual exercise and the Mujaheda, constant vigilance with one's own weaknesses. They also used methods of "awakening" by means of shocks and surprises. They also promoted practical enterprises in ordinary life.

Azizan Ali is credited with great spiritual powers. He could communicate with his fellow Masters and with disciples at a distance. He could read the thoughts of disciples and was known as a healer using hypnotism.

Azizan Ali was succeeded by his son Ibrahim and later by Mohammed Baba of Semas. His fourth successor was the Sayed Emir Kulal Naqshband founder of the Naqshbandi order which has spread throughout the world.

Kulal as a youth was taking part in a wrestling match when Baba Semasi caught his eye. He immediately stopped wrestling and became his disciple. Later he was to become the instructor of Sayed Bahauddin Naqshband whose birth had been foretold by Samasi.

Bahauddin Naqshband had marks of saintliness from his childhood and at his Halka, as a mere boy, he saw Abdul-Malik Gujduvani seated on a throne with his successors around him. Bahauddin is said to have inherited the baraka of Gujduvani.

Bahauddin left the circle of Emir Kulal and joined the Halka of Mewlana Arif of Dikkeran with whom he travelled in search of a group known as the Ahl-i-Hakk (The People of the Truth). When Mevlana Arifdied, Bahauddin spent a short time with a Turkish Sheikh called Kasim at Bokhara and then served for twelve years under another Turkish Sufi, Halil Ala, who was counsellor to the Sultan. Bahauddin accompanied him to court, but had no wish to inherit court appointment. Many of his own pupils, however, were to become teachers and counsellors to princes and rulers of many nations.

Bahauddin's place in the tradition of the Masters is not that of one who founded a new order, but of one who by dint of many years" search synthesized the individual techniques of many teachers and passed the composite techniques to his own followers.

The Naqshbandi Order claim that they are the successors of the Khwajagan and have inherited their baraka and their knowledge.

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DNA as software is not merely a metaphor – it is fact.
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Many scientists have documented that over 95% of Human DNA does not have a known purpose. This DNA has been colloquially referred to as Junk DNA

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Up to 97% of the human genetic information (DNA) is seemingly needless, repetitive "junk" — only about 3% is known to generate proteins, deserving the name "gene". The rest used to be called "junk DNA", lately renamed as "non-coding introns", sometimes labeled by the mysterious, though not very explicit description that these self-similar strands "regulate gene expression.

However, other researchers have not been content to simply classify this predominant part of DNA as "one of life's mysteries". Scholarly groups at the forefront of investigative researchers are gathering details which suggest that DNA may not substantively exist as a "building block of life". Rather, it appears that the substantive function of DNA is to act as a "parasitic inhibitor" and "regulator" of life on planet Earth.

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