"...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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Monday, September 22, 2014

Shirazeh Houshiary

"The black square is a protest against knowing"

Sunday, September 21, 2014

10e Journée Henry Corbin

10e  Journée Henry Corbin
Sous la présidence de Leili Anvar
Samedi 29 novembre 2014
65 rue des Grands Moulins 75013 Paris
L’Homme parfait
Matinée :
9h30 Christian JAMBET : « L’Homme parfait, idéal de vie spirituelle selon Molla Sadra ». 
10h30 Leili ANVAR « L’Homme parfait est la lumière des cieux et de la terre : quelques remarques sur la figure de Shams dans l’œuvre de Rûmî ».
11h30 Pierre LORY : « Muhammad comme Homme parfait dans le soufisme ancien »
Après-midi :
14h30 Alain LE BOULLUEC : « La doctrine du Vrai Prophète dans le roman pseudo-clémentin »
15h30 Remi MATHIEU : « L’idée d’Homme parfait dans la pensée chinois