Aspects of Science, Imagination and the Mystical
April 14, 2018 (2pm–5pm)
A talk and seminar that will consider the vital role of the creative imagination in natural science and in the mystical philosophy of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.
The talk will consider the vital role of the creative imagination in natural science and in the mystical philosophy of Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi.
Ibn ‘Arabi himself is regarded as “the greatest Muslim theoretician of the Imagination.” (William Chittick, Imaginal Worlds.)
And Einstein said: Imagination is more important than Knowledge.
We shall explore these ideas in relation to the nature of that knowledge whose foundation expresses itself as the very core of human potential, inspiration and creativity.
Peter Coates is the author of “Ibn ‘Arabi and Modern Thought” (2002), the first book to systematically examine modern thought in the light of the universal vision of Ibn ‘Arabi. He was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Lincoln, where he taught courses in the philosophy of psychology. He has been studying the works of Ibn ‘Arabi for 40 years.
Course / Event location
The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL
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