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"Henry Corbin''s works are the best guide to the visionary tradition.... Corbin, like Scholem and Jonas, is remembered as a scholar of genius. He was uniquely equipped not only to recover Iranian Sufism for the West, but also to defend the principal Western traditions of esoteric spirituality."--From the introduction by Harold Bloom


Ibn ''Arabi (1165-1240) was one of the great mystics of all time. Through the richness of his personal experience and the constructive power of his intellect, he made a unique contribution to Shi''ite Sufism. In this book, which features a powerful new preface by Harold Bloom, Henry Corbin brings us to the very core of this movement with a penetrating analysis of Ibn ''Arabi''s life and doctrines.


Corbin begins with a kind of spiritual topography of the twelfth century, emphasizing the differences between exoteric and esoteric forms of Islam. He also relates Islamic mysticism to mystical thought in the West. The remainder of the book is devoted to two complementary essays: on "Sympathy and Theosophy" and "Creative Imagination and Creative Prayer." A section of notes and appendices includes original translations of numerous Su fi treatises.


Harold Bloom''s preface links Sufi mysticism with Shakespeare''s visionary dramas and high tragedies, such as The Tempest and Hamlet. These works, he writes, intermix the empirical world with a transcendent element. Bloom shows us that this Shakespearean cosmos is analogous to Corbin''s "Imaginal Realm" of the Sufis, the place of soul or souls.

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Henry Corbin was Professor of Islamic Religion at the Sorbonne and was the leading authority in the West on Iranian-Islamic thought.

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Craig Chalquist, PhD, author of TERRAPSYCHOLOGY and DEEP CALIFORNIA
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breathtaking
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2001
One of the best books on esoteric Persian thought I''ve ever read; immensely scholarly and yet largely readable, though very rich and thick with insight in places you''ll want to slow down and really absorb. (A newcomer to Ibn ''Arabi''s writings, I''m reviewing this book from... See more
One of the best books on esoteric Persian thought I''ve ever read; immensely scholarly and yet largely readable, though very rich and thick with insight in places you''ll want to slow down and really absorb. (A newcomer to Ibn ''Arabi''s writings, I''m reviewing this book from a depth-psychological point of view.)
If you''ve read my other reviews you know I''m a relentless critic of unreadable writing, much of which is symptomatic of a narcissistic unavailability better dealt with in therapy than through a publisher or fan club. Corbin is not easy to follow in places, but it''s the concentration of the material that makes for more careful study--and makes more careful study worthwhile.
I was particularly moved by the image of the saddened God breathing out a sigh at being unknown, a sigh that made space for humans to reflect God back to God and thereby become the "secret treasure." Corbin''s criticism of "becoming one with God" mirrors Buber''s of "doctrines of absorption": both praise a dialog between person and the Divine rather than a reduction of one to the other.
Note to students of James Hillman: while many of Hillman''s ideas can be found here (the heart as an organ of soulful perception, for instance), Ibn ''Arabi makes a clear, non-Hillmanic distinction between Forms (Images) of God and the ineffable true God that shines through the Forms like light through stained glass. This distinction does not exist for archetypal psychology, which collapses the archetypal image into the archetype itself and regards extra-psychic activities as outside its purview.
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Kathleen D. Hale
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A Rich and Inspiring Book
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018
This is a challenging book to read which happens to be my favorite kind. Why buy a book to read only once? Alone with the Alone is one of those rare books that opens its treasures to the reader more and more each time it''s read. Highly recommend.
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Creative Imagination in The Sufism of Ibn Arabi
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2009
I was so taken with the "Creative Imagination in The Sufism of Ibn Arabi" that I was ready to buy a copy of "Alone with the Alone". Thank goodness amazon let''s you "look inside", turn''s out it''s a re-titling of the same book. Fantastic by any name. I am someone... See more
I was so taken with the "Creative Imagination in The Sufism of Ibn Arabi" that I was ready to buy a copy of "Alone with the Alone". Thank goodness amazon let''s you "look inside", turn''s out it''s a re-titling of the same book.
Fantastic by any name.
I am someone immersed in non-dual Eastern traditions, yet I am also guided in my life by a sense of devotion and the experience of grace felt as presence: mysteriously "other" yet non-separate.
I deeply appreciated the vision in this book which unifies all the opposites. Profound in it''s honoring of Love as what we are and clearly describing how this so, it also maintains a clear recognition of the un-manifest source which that love reveals and in which that love arises: it''s a breathtaking picture. It melts divisions while honoring them.

The language may be dense at times, but it''s worth the effort.
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John M. Dillon
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A magnificently authoritative study of the thought of the Sufi ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2015
A magnificently authoritative study of the thought of the Sufi master Ibn Arabi, such as well should change the life of any serious reader..
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Frank
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Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2015
Wow-you can wrap your head around this,but only if you go slow!...profound insights, very intellectual,but still accessible and elucidating
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helen k mcallister
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Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2013
This is the best translation of Ibn'' Arabi I have read. It is worth frequently re-reading and I do, give it a try is you seek wisdom
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Francis J. Gaude
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Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2014
I wonder how many folks can appreciate what Corbin offers.
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Gale E. Fralin
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excellent scholarship, research, and depth.
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2013
classic. Corbin is the scholar in the west of Ibn Arabi. Fascinating. In depth. Not light reading and glad that is so.
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Joe Sen
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beautiful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 6, 2018
This is a beautiful book, very deep.
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Ms Paula Jacobs
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Excellent. Corbin is genius.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2017
Second copy....brilliant read if it''s your thing!!
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