Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a visionary and a ground-breaking scholar and translator of Islamic mysticism. His understanding of the Imagination as the fundamental creative principle in the World is urgently needed in our pluralistic and interconnected global society.
Corbin was a friend and colleague of C.G. Jung and shared his view of the significance of the active imagination in Human life as well as the profound importance of alchemy for religious psychology.
Corbin’s works have had a lasting impact on a wide variety of scholars of religion, visionary thinkers and artists. Corbin’s great book Alone with the Alone is a classic initiatory text of visionary spirituality that transcends the tragic divisions among the great monotheisms.
His life was devoted to the struggle to liberate the religious imagination from fundamentalisms of every kind. His work marks our understanding of religious diversity and makes a profound contribution to psychology, spirituality and liberal theology in the contemporary World.