The div Akvan, coming from Akoman and Aka Manah, in Avestan relates more or less to “noxious thinking.” Divs are old and skillful ancient biotic entities with disagreeable characteristics. Their definition is yet open and subject to interpretation. But always disobedient to the sovereign’s project and abyssal in nature, divs promoted another kind of order, other than the old Gods. Their project was always to disillusionize the ideas of divine nondestruction and nontechnological purity. They are on the side of destruction, technology and death. Rostam eventually captures the great White-Div——Div-e Sepid (دیو سفید), a nasty metamorphosical sentient master in “unsympathetic magic” and an expert in the crafts of necromancy [ارتباط با مردگان ——> he works with form, apparition and spirit, “dead bodies,” his knowledge-cosmos includes textures of mineral assemblage and recrystallization, {#White Div once destroys the army of Kay Kavus by conjuring a dark storm of hail.}] his blood is eventually instrumentalized in bringing back the lost eye-sights and unearthing the captured ones.

destruction, div, magic, Rostam, Shahnameh, tech,

it is so dangerous to say any thinker, writer, artist, or philosopher ‘was of his/her own time.’ nobody has ever been in their own time, never. we are constantly out of time.

things occur in Malakut (ملکوت), not in the time of this world.
it is a matter of interior history" class="highlight">history, exoteric in the etymological sense of the word, subtle history" class="highlight">history whose events do not take place in the exterior world of objects, but in the subtle world of lived states, events in the Malakut, in the world of the ‘Soul,’ in the ‘Heaven’ or the ‘Hell’ which man carries within himself.
(and this is precisely what is “changing someone’s story” is about. “let me change the rhythm of your story ——> let me change your history" class="highlight">history.” ~= storytelling)
this history" class="highlight">history——interior wild facts——intermingles with his wills, and objectives itself in the web of exterior facts. these are events of 'ajayebnameh, Shahnameh, Qur'an, Grail Cycle and so on, the events of this history" class="highlight">history (inspire parables? and) make up sacred history" class="highlight">history (tarikh-e ghodsi [تاریخ قدسی]) =/= empirical historicity
*the question always remains:
-what *is of this world?
-what is the organ of perception?
-does oneself need to ‘belong’ to this sacred history" class="highlight">history in order to come to pass (in the Malakut)? (being born in it, etc.)

'ajayeb, belonging, Corbin, history, Malakut, Qur'an, sacred, Shahnameh, story,

platonic ideals, periodisation of sacred history" class="highlight">history

[what was your fetish again? what was your Qibla (قبله)? what would be…]