This work, incorporating previously unpublished interviews and articles, retraces the quest of Henry Corbin into the imaginal realm of the unseen self, the domains of angels and numinous beings. A study of religious philosophy, exploration of visionary faith, these pages offer a superb meditation of the great themes of Perso-Islamic mysticism—the Sufi theory of knowledge, the voyage within the soul, le rituel de la coupe—and an illuminating glimpse into the philosophic universes of Sohravardi, Ibn Arabi, and Molla Sarda Shirazi.
"To read Corbin is to learn what it means, at the level of thought, to take the wisdom of the east and the knowledge of the west as the basis of the search for truth." —Jacob Needleman, author of Time and the Soul
"Henry Corbin is the best guide our culture has to the metaphsyics of the imagination. The publication of these new translations will expand tremendously our access to the treasure house of Corbin’s dazzling visionary scholarship." —David Ulansey, M.D., author of the The Origins of the Mitraic Mysteries