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TOM CHEETHAM is a philosopher, biologist, poet and teacher and the author of four previous books on creative imagination in psychology, religion and the arts. He is a former professor of biology and environmental studies and is now 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 US. He and his wife live on a homestead in rural Maine. They have two grown children.
After Prophecy

AFTER PROPHECY
Opening the Eyes of Fire
by TOM CHEETHAM

Paperback original, $22 USD
219 pages
Second, revised edition
ISBN: 978-0-88214-078-0

Kindle/iBooks edition, $9.99 USD
eISBN: 978-0-88214-079-7

SUBJECT: Archetypal Psychology/Religion

This book explores the status of religion in the Post-Prophetic Age, especially as seen through the eyes of the French Islamic scholar Henry Corbin. In lucid and simple prose, Cheetham explores the creative role of the imagination in the formative ground of the three great Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. For Corbin, engaging the soul of the world through the mediating power of the Imaginal is an act of love, a theme Cheetham expands through his analysis of such concepts as mystical poverty, contemplative knowledge, the luminosity of the earth, the theophanic vision, the Christ Angel, Incarnation, the divine sensorium, alchemical transformation, the spiritual humanism of Ivan Illich, Western iconoclasm, and the centrality of gnosis.

Imaginal Love

IMAGINAL LOVE
The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman
by TOM CHEETHAM

Paperback original, $22 USD
200 pages
First edition
ISBN: 978-0-88214-032-2

Kindle/iBooks edition, $9.99 USD
eISBN: 978-0-88214-033-9

SUBJECT: Religion/Psychology

Corbin’s work on the role of imagination in the religions and its fundamental place in human life has had a lasting and wide-ranging influence on contemporary poetry and the humanities. Among his most influential readers were the poets Charles Olson and Robert Duncan and the archetypal psychologist James Hillman. Central to their common vision is the creative power of language, understood not as a human invention but as a fundamental feature of reality. This new book by philosopher, biologist, poet, and teacher Tom Cheetham provides an overview of Corbin’s “psychocosmology” and its significance for Hillman’s archetypal psychology, contemporary poetics, and spiritual practice. It will be of interest to psychotherapists, artists, poets, and anyone who has ever wondered at the mysterious power of language and the imagination to transform the human soul.