Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To zoom in or out on PEP-Web…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Are you having difficulty reading an article due its font size? In order to make the content on PEP-Web larger (zoom in), press Ctrl (on Windows) or ⌘Command (on the Mac) and the plus sign (+). Press Ctrl (on Windows) or ⌘Command (on the Mac) and the minus sign (-) to make the content smaller (zoom out). To go back to 100% size (normal size), press Ctrl (⌘Command on the Mac) + 0 (the number 0).

Another way on Windows: Hold the Ctrl key and scroll the mouse wheel up or down to zoom in and out (respectively) of the webpage. Laptop users may use two fingers and separate them or bring them together while pressing the mouse track pad.

Safari users: You can also improve the readability of you browser when using Safari, with the Reader Mode: Go to PEP-Web. Right-click the URL box and select Settings for This Website, or go to Safari > Settings for This Website. A large pop-up will appear underneath the URL box. Look for the header that reads, “When visiting this website.” If you want Reader mode to always work on this site, check the box for “Use Reader when available.”

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Kermani, N. (2020). Deifying the Soul - from Ibn Arabi to C.G. Jung. J. Anal. Psychol., 65(1):8-26.

(2020). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 65(1):8-26

Articles

Deifying the Soul - from Ibn Arabi to C.G. Jung

Navid Kermani

Dear analysts, ladies and gentlemen,

When Muhyi d-Din Ibn Arabi arrived in Mecca in July or August of the year 1202, he was thirty-seven years old and already one of the great mystical leaders of Islam. He was so self-assured as to consider himself one of the four cornerstones ‘on which the structure of the universe and of mankind rests’, and he was so respected that no one contradicted him. He had been little more than a child when Averroes, the most famous philosopher in the world at that time, received him, and Averroes had turned pale, had trembled, had literally broke out in a sweat at the boldness of his young visitor's replies, at the self-assurance of his demeanour. While still a young man, Ibn Arabi had acquired all the accessible knowledge of the time, had learned a good deal of Islamic literature by heart, including the Quran, and, most importantly, had spent days, weeks, months in contemplation. After having been initiated in a dream by Sufism's three great spiritual teachers all together, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad - something which had never happened before - Ibn Arabi had left his home in Andalusia, where the Reconquista was in full swing, to preach in various cities of the Maghreb. He had studied with all the major mystics of the Islamic West, and taken leave of them as their master. He had received such clear and spectacular visions as no one else since the Prophet Muhammad himself, so that the professional dream interpreters predicted he would reveal ‘the highest mysteries, the particular properties of the stars and the letters, which will be given to no one else in his lifetime’.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2021, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.