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1 For this dating, see Forster 2006, 11-19. Even if we assume that the Rasā'il Ikhwān al-ṣafā' should be seen as an early 10th century compilation (see de Callataÿ 2014, 262), this dating of the Sirr al-asrār remains valid. 2 See Forster 2006, 108-111. 3 Which one is older, whether one of them developed out of the other or whether they both stem from a common archetype, remains an open question at the moment, see Forster 2006, 20-30. 4 Forster 2006, 91. 5 Forster 2006, 14 and 91. 6 Ghersetti
more » ... 91. 6 Ghersetti 1999, ix-xi. Notes: This article is based largely on my doctoral dissertation (Forster 2006). 9 Forster 2006, 91. 10 Forster 2006, 91. 11 See Forster 2006, 24-25, 91; a different analysis of the text's structure is offered by Manzalaoui 1974, 166-170. . That the metals are the children of the earth and that the vile metals should return to the 'womb' to ripen are the central motives of the Risālat al-Tāj ("The epistle of the Crown"),
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