"...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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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts

The Prince's School specialises in teaching, researching, and promoting the practice and theory of the arts and crafts of the world's great traditions. Visit the excellent website here.

Sir David Green, KCMG, Chairman
Mr Syed Mohamad Albukhary
Professor David Cadman
Mrs Kavita Chellaram
Mr Michael Fowle CBE
Mr Andrew Hill
Mr Mohammed Abdul-Latif Jameel
Mr Nader Shenouda

Dr Khaled Azzam, LVO, Director
Dr Keith Critchlow, Professor Emeritus, Founder, and Director of Research
Paul Marchant, Director of Education
Patricia Araneta, Outreach Programme Director
Ririko Suzuki, Education Manager
Emma Clark, Senior Tutor
Dr Emily Pott, PhD Tutor
Jonathan Horning, Senior Tutor
Simon Trethewey, Senior Tutor / Product Development Manager
Dr Lisa DeLong, Project Manager
Delfina Bottesini, Project Manager
Mamdouh Sakr, Cairo Programme Manager
Margot Stone, Development Manager

Visiting Tutors

Adam Williamson
Aidan Hart
Dr David Cranswick
David Feuerstein
Dr Desmond Lazaro
Dr Fatimah Zahra Hassan
Dr Stephane Rene
Gaynor Goffe
Helen Whittaker
Helen White
Laurence McGowan
Mark Mills
Tom Bree
Tom Perkins

The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
19-22 Charlotte Road

Telephone: 44 (0)20 7613 8532
Fax: 44 (0)20 7613 8599
Email: enquiry@psta.org.uk

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