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Rational Psychology
Rational Psychology


 
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Author/Translator: Swedenborg, Emanuel (Acton)

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Rational Psychology
Emanuel Swedenborg, Translated by Norbert H. Rogers & Alfred Acton

Written by Swedenborg in 1742, this work represents the culmination of the author’s planned works in the Economy series. Detailed examination of the human mind from the innermost soul down to its most earthly and sense-based elements. Considers the nature of emotions and passions as well as different kinds and levels of ideas, and the process of thinking. Concludes with discussion of the effect on the mind of bodily death, with speculations as to which mental elements perish at death and which survive. Includes Swedenborg’s first use of the distinctive term and concept of “conjugial love”—a spiritual married love lasting to eternity. This work is the fullest treatment of the mind in Swedenborg’s pretheological period, and one of the most widely read. It is remarkable that the author was not sufficiently satisfied to publish it —perhaps because his outline implied the eventual death of too many mental processes. Swedenborg felt it necessary to seek the soul through fuller anatomical study of its kingdom in the series of “tomes” entitled Animal Kingdom. Index.
ISBN 0-915221-05-5, 340 pages, 6 x 9, hb, 2001

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