Avicenna and the Visionary Recital has 31 ratings and 2 reviews. Abdullah said: I guess Corbin is confused a little bit about why Avicenna wrote the reci. The cycle of Avicennan recitalsTranslation of the Persian commentary on the recital of Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān. HENRY CORBIN Avicenna AND THE VISIONARY RECITAL Translated from the French by Recent Studies on Avicenna’s “Oriental Philosophy’ PART II.

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So, as we said some lines before, the years having passed, we could not “update” this work without violently severing it from the Iranian context from which it emerged, existentially, at a particular moment. In this “putting into the present,” we were guided both by the dialogues that we were to have with certain students in the University of Teheran and by a wish to interest philoso- phers and psychologists in general in the world of Iranian symbols, access to which is still so difficult for the nonspecialist.

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Michael Neal rated it it was amazing Jul 24, So I shall begin by summoning up, with all the melancholy charm of remembrance, the splendors of that celebration, which was the occa- sion for redisclosing many forgotten aspects of the great thinker, today claimed by both parties but whose life in any case was spent within the boundaries of the Iranian universe and who was able to write both an accom- plished and personal Persian and the Arabic language that aviecnna the “liturgical tongue” of Islam.


I confess to a certain skepticism in regal’d to this kind of causal explanation.

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In addition to all this, we would emphasize the fact that this entire work, the composition of which, after the material was prepared, required several years, was entirely conceived, considered, and brought to completion in Iran. Want to Read saving…. The Voices of Silence Andre Malraux.

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Sem rated it it was amazing Oct 28, David Kopacz rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Today we could not “touch up” this book without making certain extensive revisions in it; and to do so would be to destroy what was, after all, an essential moment that determined our later researches.


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Avicenna and the Visionary Recital

Translation of the Recital of the Bird jgg Books by Henry Corbin. The Clime of Terrestrial Matter, pg.

PaperbackReprint edition Mythos: On Knowledge of Particulars. There is man’s philosophical situation, as the Avicennan system defines it. The Name and Person of the Angel, pg. In the first hebry, we must meditate on such problems as posed themselves for Avicenna himself.

For this reason an exhaustive bibliography of the subject is not to be sought in it.