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  Alone with the Alone:
Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi
Henry Corbin
Translated by Ralph Manheim
With a new preface by Harold Bloom

Book Description

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Plates
Preface
Introduction
Between Andalusia and Iran: A Brief Spiritual Topography3
The Curve and Symbols of Ibn 'Arabi's Life38
At Averroes' Funeral38
The Pilgrim to the Orient46
The Disciple of Khidr53
His Maturity and the Completion of His Work68
The Situation of Esoterism77
Divine Passion and Compassion105
The Prayer of the Heliotrope105
The "Pathetic God"112
Of Unio Mystica as Unio Sympathetica120
Sophiology and Devotio Sympathetica136
The Sophianic Poem of a Fedele d'amore136
The Dialectic of Love145
The Creative Feminine157
Prologue179
The Creation as Theophany184
The Creative Imagination as Theophany, or the "God from Whom All Being Is Created"184
The God Manifested by the Theophanic Imagination190
The "God Created in the Faiths"195
The Recurrence of Creation200
The Twofold Dimension of Beings207
Theophanic Imagination and Creativity of the Heart216
The Field of the Imagination216
The Heart as a Subtile Organ221
The Science of the Heart237
Man's Prayer and God's Prayer246
The Method of Theophanic Prayer246
Homologations257
The Secret of the Divine Responses262
The "Form of God"272
The Hadith of the Vision272
Around the Mystic Ka'aba277
Epilogue282
Notes and Appendices285
List of Works Cited391
Index399

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