July 1, 2020
After the fall of Rome, the legacy of Pythagoras, Plato, and the Neoplatonists went largely ignored in Europe, only to be picked up, studied, and developed by the great minds of the Islamic world. We'll begin with an examination of the Brethren of Purity (Ikhwān al-Ṣafā), followed by the visionary ideas of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and Shahāb al-Dīn Suhrawardī, all of whom were influential beyond measure in worlds seen and unseen.
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Muslim Neoplatonists by Ian Richard Netton, Chapter 3, pp. 33-52
Avicenna and the Visionary Recital by Henry Corbin, trans. Willard R. Trask, pp. 137-164 (esp. 137-147)
In Iranian Islam, Volume II by Henry Corbin, trans. Hugo M. Van Woerkom, pp. 161-207 (esp. 179-182)
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