"...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 14, 2015

Hillman Symposium 2015


The Dallas Institute's 2015James Hillman Symposiumtakes as its subject Hillman's decades-long interest in the archetypes of the puer (the youth) and the senex (the old man). He viewed them as two faces of the same figure and suggested that our psyches are split between them, the twofold truth of identity.

What matters is the little syllable "re" -- that's the most important syllable in psychology: remember, return, revision, reflect . . . (James Hillman)

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The 2015 James Hillman Symposium

16-17 October

Join leading scholars in diverse fields of psychology, art, theater, literature, and film—united in their appreciation of James Hillman’s innovations—in lively, stimulating discussions that will deepen your understanding of what it means to be human, flawed yet potentially healed.


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