More on Imagination

 

Intro

The outstanding characteristic of imagination is “its intermediacy, the fact that it combines the attributes of the two sides, such as spiritual and bodily, absent and witnessed, intelligible and sensory, subtle and dense.”
Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn al-'Arabi says: ”Part of the reality of imagination is that it embodies and gives form to that which is not a body or form… Hence it is a sensation that is nonmanifest and bound [delimited] between the intelligible and the sensory.”1

What Is Made Possible Through Imagination

”Through imagination, spirits establish contact with bodies, or rather … No spirit can govern a body without the intermediary of imagination.”
Ibn al-'Arabi says: ”The spirit becomes corporealized to eyesight through imagination, so halt not with it, for the affair is a misguidance.”2

 


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