31 janvier 2023

The Invisible Teacher and His Disciples: C.G. Jung’s and Henry Corbin’s Approaches To “The Green One”

Corbin met Jung at Ascona in 1949. In 1953 he published a long, insightful review of Jung’s Answer to Job. Yet, for all the respect, if not devotion, that Corbin expressed to Jung, and for all the sympathy that Jung showed Corbin, their relationship was never an easy one. Is there any textual ground that might allow us to see deeper, and more insightfully, into their differences and commonalities? Daniela Boccassini proposes to focus on the figure of al-Khidr, “the green and greening one,” as invisible teacher, as the awakener of both soul and text to their forgotten identity: a basic gnostic theme. A comparative reading of Jung’s and Corbin’s approaches to this figure may help us find their meeting place, at the confluence of the two seas.
12 décembre 2021

Henry Corbin’s Oriental Philosophy and Iranian Nativist Ideologies

Ahmad Bostani. This paper aims to explore the roots of the nativist discourse among Iranian intellectuals in the 20th century prior to the Islamic Revolution, a discourse based on Eastern authenticity and the felt need for a return to Islamic, Persian, or Asian traditions.
12 octobre 2020

Nell’Islam iranico. Aspetti spirituali e filosofici 4. La Scuola di Isfahan La Scuola shaykhî Il Dodicesimo Imâm e la cavalleria spirituale

Nel quarto e ultimo volume di Nell’Islam iranico – la summa del suo pensiero filosofico, della sua ricerca e del suo lavoro di ermeneutica – Corbin ha finalmente modo di mostrare come in Iran si siano mantenute vive le più importanti correnti spirituali e filosofiche della tradizione esoterica shī-’ita, anche nei secoli che, in Occidente, corrispondono all’età moderna e contemporanea.