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.
Le prix international Henry Corbin de recherche en études islamiques et science des religions 2023 vise à récompenser un travail de niveau doctoral, ou une monographie. Le prix est d'une valeur de 5000 euros.
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.
Cyclical Time and Personal Space – Henry Corbin’s Angelic Psychocosmology
Dr Tom Cheetham
Monday 9 March
In the chair Professor John Carey
Venue The Royal Asiatic Society Doors open at 6.30pm
Lecture begins promptly at 7 pm Concludes 8.30 pm
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.