Saturday, June 28, 2014

Coming in Early 2015

Cy Twombly, 2008

The Meanings of Imagination
in Henry Corbin & James Hillman
 Tom Cheetham

Spring Publications
Winter or Spring 2015

I will not forget this book. It has subtly but, I suspect, permanently shifted the way I look at reality, the way I listen to language. - Cynthia Bourgeault, retreat leader and author of The Wisdom Way of KnowingThe Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, and Mystical Hope.

Cheetham’s book is a jewel that returns us to the “wild energies of creation” through his lucid and passionate dedication to the necessity of imagination for soul. His book offers the essence of these thinkers as alchemical transformers of being in the anima mundi. Imaginal Love returns psyche to cosmos: as organ of imag(e)inging where we embody the angels. - Susan Rowland Ph.D. Pacifica Graduate Institute. Author of Jung as a Writer and The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolution, Complexity and Jung.

Tom Cheetham shows the heights that independent scholars outside academia can achieve. His prior work has virtually defined independent scholarship on Henry Corbin. In Imaginal Love, he has turned his gifts to "the meanings of imagination in James Hillman and Henry Corbin." The result is a powerful contribution to our understanding of the full meaning of imaginal love -- and the central role of such love in human life. - Michael Lerner, President, Commonweal.

The text is studded with breath-taking virtuoso passages, as when Cheetham feels his way through the nuances of relationship with the Angel, the Face of the Divine that is individual to each of us; or the shattering experience and alchemical transmutation of, autonomous ‘feeling-toned complexes.’ After such passages you just want to stand up and cheer. (full review) - Belinda Hunt, Artist and Writer, Winchester, UK


  1. Ahh! I am thrilled to hear this news about a forthcoming book from you Tom. Love your work and am currently reading Green Man Earth Angel.

  2. Im also thrilled to hear another book is on its way. Without your efforts, Tom, I might never have encountered Cobin, might never have found such philosophical riches, polished and illuminated in your dazzlingly books. Without your efforts, I believe I would be immeasurably poorer in my outlook. There is another way... There are doorways and portals... And without doubt you are doing an invaluable service for those who seek to find and to open those gateways to new worlds, old worlds. Timeless worlds.

  3. Hi Tom. Yes! I am excited as well to be graced by another book from you. I am a fan and follow your blog on Henry Corbin weekly. Your work prompted me to take a poetry workshop at Esalen! Thanks.

  4. My deepest gratitude to all of you. So happy the work is useful to you.