Public Programs: Winter/Spring 2011

Saturday, May 07, 2011; 10:00AM - 01:30PM

In the series Religious Nature of the Psyche

Imagining the Imaginal:
Fantasy and Imagination in Corbin, Jung, and Hillman

Presented by Tom Cheetham, Ph.D.

Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a profound and creative phenomenologist of the religious imagination, a major scholar of Sufism and a colleague of Jung at Eranos. James Hillman places Corbin alongside Freud and Jung as the main founding figures in the development of archetypal psychology. This illustrated lecture will introduce Corbin’s life and work and place the major themes of his thought in the context of Jung’s analytical psychology and in the archetypal psychology of James Hillman. Topics include the mundus imaginalis and the meaning of creative imagination, spiritual alchemy, divine and human love, the poetic basis of the mind, and the role of the Angel Holy Spirit in the life of the soul.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify major themes in Corbin's work
  • Review the basic themes of Sufi spirituality as they shaped Corbin's view of the nature and role of the imagination
  • Place the major themes of Corbin's thought in the context of Jung's analytical psychology and in the archetypal psychology of James Hillman

Tom Cheetham, Ph.D., is the author of three books on the implications of Henry Corbin’s work for contemporary life: The World Turned Inside Out, Green Man—Earth Angel and After Prophecy. He is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London and lectures widely on the meaning and uses of the imagination.

Pre-registered: $45.00 | At Door: $50.00
Continuing Education: 3.5 CE credits available, see Continuing Education page
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

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Series: Pre-registered: $145.00 | 12.5 CE credits available

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