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6 In a thoughtful discussion of two recent books from the esotericist tradition, D.
And it remains to be seen whether or not there is a future for these particular decks in the hands of cartomancers and esotericists.
Sa'in al-Din did not think very highly of theologians, whom he placed just above the lowest-ranked traditionists but below Avicennan philosophers among exotericists, though he clearly valued advanced Sufis much higher, whom he ranked above Illuminationist philosophers but below "letter-specialists" (hurufis) among esotericists (these hurufis, who were experts in the arcane but quite "scientific" field of the study of letters, numbers, and other graphic signs, are not to be confused with the followers of Fazlallah Astarabadi).