"...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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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Philemon Foundation Seminar - Geneva

The Unpublished Works of Jung
A Philemon Foundation Seminar
The Philemon Foundation is pleased to announce a seminar, from the afternoon of Friday, March 9th to the evening of Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at the Bodmer Foundation, in Geneva, Switzerland. The seminar is in conjunction with the Bodmer's ground-breaking exhibit,Jung and World Literature, featuring the calligraphic volume of Liber Novus, and never before exhibited manuscripts of Jung, his alchemy copy books, annotated works from his library, together with works that inspired him. Scholars including Thomas Fischer, Martin Liebscher, Sonu Shamdasani, Giovanni Sorge, Craig Stephenson and Eugene Taylor will present their current works in progress.
Further details about the program, scholars' presentations, and registration will follow.
We hope you will join us for this preview of what is to come in Jung scholarship.
Two volumes of the Philemon Series Edition have just been released by Princeton University Press: Jung Contra Freud: The 1912 New York Lectures on the Theory of Psychoanalysis, with a new introduction by Sonu Shamdasani, and Introduction to Jungian Psychology: Notes of the Seminar on Analytical Psychology Given in 1925, revised edition edited by Sonu Shamdasani.
Please remember that if books (and any other items) are ordered from Amazon via the Philemon Foundation website, www.philemonfoundation.org, a percentage of the price is donated to Philemon's present and future projects.
General Editor
Prof. Sonu Shamdasani
Board of Directors
Nancy Furlotti, Co-President, Treasurer
Judith Harris, Co-President
Beverley Zabriskie, Secretary
Prof. Eugene Taylor
Caterina Vezzoli
Jill Firestone
“Philemon and other figures of my fantasies brought home to me the crucial insight that there are things in the psyche which I do not produce, but which produce themselves and have their own life.” – C.G. Jung

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