"...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, January 1, 2018

From the Iran Book News Agency - Dariush Shayegan on Proust!

“Proust Night” program to unveil ‘Magic Lantern of Time’

Published Sunday 31 December 2017 - 19:22
IBNA- The program, “Night of Marcel Proust” will be held in Tehran where the book ‘Magic Lantern of Time’ by eminent Iranian philosopher Dariush Shayegan will be unveiled.

According to IBNA correspondent, the program which is scheduled for Monday, January 1 in Ferdowsi Hall of House of Thinkers in Tehran, has been organized by Bukhara Magazine and Farhang-e Mo’aaser publishing.

‘Magic Lantern of Time’ describes and interprets Marcel Proust’s reflections in his masterpiece novel ‘In Search of Lost Time’. As well as Shayegan, the program will be attended by Iranian writers and scholars Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Kamran Faani, Hamed Fouladvand and Ali Dehbashi.

Sahyegan is a thinker whose ideas for his works in the field of comparative philosophy are particularly reputed in France. He studied in France under Henry Corbin in Paris and has carried out several extensive researches on Persian mysticism and mystic poetry.


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