Inception and Ibn ‘Arabi

Inception was one of my favorite films of 2010. Like most viewers I enjoyed the film’s play on our senses: what constitutes fantasy and reality? Where does one begin and the other end, if there is indeed evening a beginning. So for this reason I was really happy to see the following essay, by Oludamini Ogunnaike, on the similarities between Christopher Nolan’s film and the writings of Ibn ‘Arabi. I hope to see more of this creative and critical engagement of western cinema and classical Islamic studies. Hat tip to Sami for the article.

A small clip from Inception where Dom Cobb explains the concept of the dream world.

The article from Ogunnaike.