Title Emanuel Swedenborg - Essential Readings
Binding Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Australian Edition
Publisher Australia The Swedenborg Lending Library 1993
0949463132 / 9780949463135
Seller ID 055952
176 indexed pages. Extracts from the works of the theologian, scientist and statesman, Emanuel Swedenborg, (1688-1772) whose visionary and scientific writings 300 years after his birth are, in the editor's opinion, still striking. They are arranged with explanatory material to increase their relevance. Best known for his focus on the intuitive force within, Emanuel Swedenborg also anticipated major modern discoveries in mineralogy, psychology, and anatomy. In this succinct and readable collection, Stanley expertly brings the most significant writings from Swedenborg's oeuvre together, showing readers a man who created a hieroglyphic language, reimagined the Genesis story, influenced Blake, Balzac, Strindberg, and Yeats, and authored a number of anonymous works that put the Swedish clergy of his day on high alert. To anyone familiar with the teachings of the New Age, much of Swedenborg's spiritual work will seem familiar. By drawing on the intuitive source within, he discovered an essential key to wisdom, a key highly relevant to the now growing endeavour to grasp holistically the physical and spiritual dimensions of life. As a form of Western esotericism, the New Age movement drew heavily upon a number of older esoteric traditions, in particular those that emerged from the occultist current that developed in the eighteenth century. Such prominent occult influences include the work of Emanuel Swedenborg.