Corbin, Henry - The Future has already been written
Type of Spiritual Experience
Corbin is stating here that he believes the future is actually already written we are just executing it; or to put it another way the Great Work - the plan for the universe - has been worked out, we are simply following it in the physical.
I don't agree, I think it is like all plans, capable of being adapted but where the main goals do not change, but it is worth having an alternative view
A description of the experience
Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth – Henry Corbin [translated by Nancy Pearson] 1977
If the past were really what we believe it to be, that is completed and closed, it would not be the grounds of such vehement discussions. They suggest that all our acts of understanding are so many recommencements, re-iterations of events still unconcluded. Each one of us, willy-nilly, is the initiator of events in ‘Hurqalya’, whether they abort in its hell or bear fruit in its paradise. While we believe that we are looking at what is past and unchangeable, we are in fact consummating our own future