The World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism (Paperback)
The World Turned Inside Out will provide readers with a thorough understanding of the remarkable and important vision of Henry Corbin, the great French scholar of Iranian Islam. They will also be engaged by a politically useful understanding of the religion of Islam generally, of mystical and negative theology, of monotheism, of the philosophy of imagination, of language and the textures of textuality, and of the nature of reading and thinking. The World Turned Inside Out will inform current interpretations of the politics of terrorism, its wars and the wars against it. In short, there exists here a shaking of the foundations of human perspectives that comes to nothing short of a radical revisioning of all attempts to make sense of the life and meaning of being in the world. A remarkable creative synthesis of the genius of Henry Corbin, the silent precursor of archetypal psychology. Tom Cheetham gives the gift of a metaphysics of interiority balancing pervasive, destructive, suffocating, spectator consciousness.
About the Author
TOM CHEETHAM, Ph.D., holds degrees in philosophy and biology and is the author of Green Man, Earth Angel: The Prophetic Tradition and The Battle for the Soul of the World. A frequent contributor to Spring Journal, he also prepared the comprehensive bibliography for Archetypal Psychology: a Brief Account, Vol. 1, The Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman.