"...the Imagination (or love, or sympathy, or any other sentiment) induces knowledge, and knowledge of an 'object' which is proper to it..."
Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a scholar, philosopher and theologian. He was a champion of the transformative power of the Imagination and of the transcendent reality of the individual in a world threatened by totalitarianisms of all kinds. One of the 20th century’s most prolific scholars of Islamic mysticism, Corbin was Professor of Islam & Islamic Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Teheran. He was a major figure at the Eranos Conferences in Switzerland. He introduced the concept of the mundus imaginalis into contemporary thought. His work has provided a foundation for archetypal psychology as developed by James Hillman and influenced countless poets and artists worldwide. But Corbin’s central project was to provide a framework for understanding the unity of the religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. His great work Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn ‘Arabi is a classic initiatory text of visionary spirituality that transcends the tragic divisions among the three great monotheisms. Corbin’s life was devoted to the struggle to free the religious imagination from fundamentalisms of every kind. His work marks a watershed in our understanding of the religions of the West and makes a profound contribution to the study of the place of the imagination in human life.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Henry Corbin in Temenos and The Temenos Academy Review

We have this complete list courtesy of Stephen Overy of the Temenos Academy.
Link to the Temenos Academy Review here
(Note that Temenos and the Temenos Academy Review are two separate Journal series.)


Towards a Chart of the Imaginal
Prelude to the Second Edition of 'Corps Spirituel et Terre Céleste de l'Iran Mazdéen à l'Iran Shi'ite'
Temenos 1, pp.23-36 (1981)
Translated by Peter Russell

Epistle on the State of Childhood
by Sohravardi
Translated by Liadain Sherrard
with Introduction, Presentation and Notes by Henry Corbin
Temenos 4, p.53-76 (1983)

The Theory of Visionary Knowledge in Islamic Philosophy
Temenos 8, pp.224-237 (1987)
Translated by Liadain Sherrard

Emblematic Cities
Temenos 10, pp. 11-24 (1989)
Translated by Kathleen Raine

On the Meaning of Music in Persian Mysticism
Temenos 13, pp. 49-52 (1992)
Translated by Kathleen Raine

Traditional Knowledge and Spiritual Renaissance
Temenos Academy Review 1, pp. 29-45 (1998)
Translated by Kathleen Raine

From Heidegger to Suhrawardi
Temenos Academy Review 6, pp. 119-143
Translated by Kathleen Raine (2003)

Youthfulness and Chivalry in Iranian Islam (Part I)
Temenos Academy Review 11 (2008)
Translated by Christine Rhone

Youthfulness and Chivalry in Iranian Islam (Part II)
Temenos Academy Review 12 (2009)
Translated by Christine Rhone


Henry Corbin and the Hermeneutics of Light
Review of 'The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism'
Temenos 1, pp. 229-236 (1981)
By Peter Lamborn Wilson

Guardian of the Temple
Review of 'Temple and Contemplation'
Temenos 8, pp. 242-246 (1987)
By Peter Lamborn Wilson

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