Tom Cheetham, PhD

Spiritual Imagination in the Work of Henry Corbin, CG Jung and James Hillman

Tom Cheetham makes a presention on Henry Corbin’s work and the links with Jungian psychology, and has a conversation with Dr. Michael Lerner on aspects of this topic.

Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a visionary Protestant theologian and a ground-breaking scholar and translator of Islamic mysticism. His understanding of the imagination as the fundamental creative principle in the world is urgently needed in our pluralistic and interconnected global society. He was a friend and colleague of C.G. Jung and shared his view of the significance of the active imagination in human life as well as his profound grasp of the importance of alchemy for religious psychology.

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Tom Cheetham, PhD

Tom is a biologist, a philosopher, and the author of four books on the imagination and the meaning of Henry Corbin’s work for the contemporary world. He is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London and Adjunct Professor of Human Ecology at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. He lectures regularly in Europe and the United States. Tom’s website, and the official Henry Corbin website, have more information.