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Alone with the Alone
  • Alone with the Alone

    Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi 


    Henry Corbin. Translated by Ralph Manheim. 


    Princeton: 1969. First edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Good. Tears and smudges on the jacket. Book is crisp with slight edgewear but has underlining and marginalia in some sections.  


    "Here we shall not be dealing with imagination in the usual sense of the word: neither with fantasy, profane or otherwise, nor with the organ which produces imaginings identified with the unreal; nor shall we even be dealing exactly with what we look upon as the organ of esthetic creation. We shall be speaking of an absolutely basic function, correlated with a universe particular to it, a universe endowed with a perfectly 'objective' existence and perceived precisely though the Imagination." 

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