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Swedenborg's Secret: a Biography
Swedenborg's Secret: a Biography


 
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Swedenborg's Secret, a Biography

Lars Bergquist

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was on of the greatest figures of the Enlightenment. A member of Sweden's ruling elite, he was also an innovative philosopher and scientist, making a thorough study of human anatomy and physiology. As an inventor his discoveries ranged form a method of finding terrestrial longitude to new ways of constructing docks and even designs for the submarine and airplane. In 1743, he underwent a dramatic spiritual awakening; thereafter his studies were increasingly directed towards what he had seen and heard among spirits and angels. It is these experiences that inspired a host of prominent writers, poets and artists including William Blake, Jorge Luis Borges, Honr´┐Ż de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, WB Yeats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, August Strindberg and Czeslaw Milosz.
Swedenborg's Secret, newly translated from the acclaimed Swedish Swedenborg's Hemlighet, is the first definitive, full-length biography for fifty years.
The great achievement of Swedenborg's Secret is to reclaim this towering figure from the margins of contemporary thought and place him where he belongs: as a founding father of modern spirituality and Western philosophy.

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