"...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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Sunday, April 18, 2010

15th EXESESO Conference - April 24-25 - Exeter, England

Out of Egypt: Hermeticism, Neoplatonism, Alchemy, and Cabala in Late Medieval and Modern Europe
15th EXESESO Conference 
24th-25th April 2010
Centre for the Study of Esotericism
University of Exeter
Venue: Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies

Further details from:
Professor Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Director, Centre for the Study of Esotericism (EXESESO)
Dept. of History
School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HUSS)
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
 Tel  + 44 (0) 1626 779941
E: n.goodrick-clarke@exeter.ac.uk
web: http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/exeseso/

The program is given in full in the 9 page document below. It includes a lecture by Dr. Angela Voss on "Henry Corbin and the Mundus Imaginalis."
EXESESO Conference (April 2010) Out of Egypt

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