Episode 3: Harmonia Abrahamica

Henry Corbin’s work was devoted to illustrating deep connections between the mystical traditions within Christianity and Islam and Judaism. He thought of this as similar to the attempts of early Christians to reconcile the stories in the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The traditional name for the underlying unity of the Gospels is the Harmonia evangelica. Corbin thought that Judaism, Christianity & Islam were all united by an underlying Harmonia Abrahamica: the harmony of the religions of Abraham.

Episode 1: The Poetic Basis of Mind - Part 2

The phrase "poetic basis of mind" comes from the psychologist James Hillman (1926 - 2011). We'll explore the psychology of creative imagination, some of the ways language both controls and liberates our thought, the difference between literal truth and metaphoric or provisional knowledge, and why this matters in our individual lives and in the culture as a whole.

Episode 1: The Poetic Basis of Mind - Part 1

The phrase "poetic basis of mind" comes from the psychologist James Hillman (1926 - 2011). We'll explore the psychology of creative imagination, some of the ways language both controls and liberates our thought, the difference between literal truth and metaphoric or provisional knowledge, and why this matters in our individual lives and in the culture as a whole.