Avicenna and the Visionary Recital: (Mythos Series) (Mythos: The Princeton/ Bollingen Series in World Mythology) [Henry Corbin] on *FREE*. 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 Avicennan Recital and Its Persian Translations Contents Contents Translation of the Recital of the Bird jgg From Avicenna’s Recital to ‘Attar’s.

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The Encounter with the Angel 3. The Celestial Angels or Souls 68 8. Platonism, expressed in terms of the Zoroastrian angelology of ancient Persia, illuminated the path that I was seeking.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. But its paradoxical order reflects the vicissitudes referred to above. In general, this intention serves a twofold purpose.

How to Treat the Ad Companions 9. On Knowledge of Particulars. Ashkan Vajed rated it really liked it Nov 28, The Demons of the Soul Henry Corbin’s discovery visionsry an Istanbul library of the manuscript of a Persian translation of and commentary on Avicenna’s Hayy ibn Yaqzan, written in Arabic, led him to an analysis of three of Avicenna’s mystical “recitals.

So I shall begin by summoning up, with all the melancholy charm of remembrance, the splendors of that celebration, which was the occa- sion avicenja 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 is the “liturgical tongue” of Islam. Princeton University Press Amazon.


Avicenna and the Visionary Recital

Precisely this leads them to depreciate the most explicit testimonies to an ex- perience that transcends the rational and “natural” realm to which they would fain relegate what is not in agreement with their dogmatic conception of mysti- cism.

A first edition of this work was brought out in the Collection du Millenaire published by the Iranian National Monuments Vizionary. I confess to a certain skepticism in regal’d to this kind of causal explanation.

Lorenzo rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. The cycle of Avicennan recitals. Books by Henry Corbin.

Bahador Ali rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Tarek MB rated it it was amazing Feb 11, The Archangels-Cherubs or Intelligences 56 7. May 18, Sheyda Heydari Shovir rated it really liked it Shelves: Now, in the case of Avicennism as in the case of every other system of the world, the mode of presence assumed by the philosopher by reason of the system that he professes is what, in the last analysis, appears as the genuinely situative 3.

Part II is a complete translation, ane notes, of the Persian commentary.

All those who are in search of it will appreciate the effectual help of the Bollingen Foundation as an encourage- ment and a reason for hope. The Genii of the Soul 2 1. The Stranger and the Guide i g 3. For all this makes up an organic whole, of which the philosopher’s thought is the seed and his experience the substance; all this makes up a structure of which that thought XI and experience are the explanation.


The result is a strange inability to grasp the organic connection among the moments of the Avicennan vizionary, and a no less strange determination to see, in the Recital of Hern ibn Yaqzan, for example, nothing but the “amusement” of a philosopher, a “harmless allegory. Com rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Today we could not “touch up” this book without making certain extensive revisions in it; and to do so would be to destroy recitzl was, after all, an essential moment that determined our later researches.

Victor rated it really liked it Mar 14, In the second case, it is the Avicennan cosmos that is taken as a magnitude an be situated: The result of this is a rationalization that strikes abicenna dissonant note when one studies him in his Iranian context while oneself sojourning in the Iranian milieu.