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Swedenborg's journal of dreams, 1743-1744 Paperback – 1977


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Text: English, Swedish (translation)

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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist, nobleman, and theologian who spent his life investigating the mysteries of the soul. Born in Stockholm to a staunchly Lutheran family, he graduated from the University of Uppsala and then traveled to England, Holland, France, and Germany to study the leading scientists of the time. He gained favor with Sweden’s King Charles XII, who gave him the position of overseer of the Swedish mining industry. Later, he was given a seat on the Swedish House of Nobles by Charles XII’s successor, Queen Ulrika Eleonora. Between 1743 and 1745 he began to have visions of heaven, hell, and Jesus Christ which resulted in a stream of books about the nature of God, the afterlife, and the inner meaning of the Bible. He devoted the last decades of his life to studying Scripture and presenting his own unique theology to the world.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 97 pages
  • Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation (1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877851573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877851578
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,139,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a Swedish scientist, inventor, and theologian who made significant discoveries in many of the natural sciences, including astronomy, anatomy, geology, and mineralogy. At age fifty-five, his intensive search for answers to ultimate questions culminated in an awakening that gave him a unique insight into the workings of the spiritual world. He spent the remainder of his life writing about his experiences and how human beings can come to a deeper awareness of the divine.

Swedenborg's ideas have influenced people as diverse as Helen Keller, Johnny Appleseed, William Blake, Henry James, Ralph Waldo Emerson, D.T. Suzuki, Jorge Luis Borges, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. The continuing appeal of his thought undoubtedly lies in his insights into the afterlife, concepts of divine love, and focus on personal and social development.

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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jackie M. Sthilaire VINE VOICE on June 29, 2004
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I came across Emanuel Swedenborg's name while reading: The Soul After Death: Contemporary "After-Death" Experiences in the Light of the Orthodox Teaching on the Afterlife by Fr. Seraphim Rose. See my book review.

Swedenborg is one of the first writer's to write about dreams and visions and the afterlife. Dr. Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections was an avid reader of Swedenborg as were, Raplh Waldo Emerson , Elizabeth Browning and Emmanuel Kant.

Swedenborg spent the last 27 seven years of his life writing his spiritual journey. He is honest, articulate and unafraid to befriend the unconscious.

I am very grateful that Swendenborg's books have been translated to English, they are gems ready to be discovered.

July 1, 2014 more observations. From the editor: Notes of dreams and visions were not intended for publication by Swedenborg. Found years later after his death, in a notebook. Bits and pieces put together in order to be published. Swedenborg sought to meet God within and this was one avenue that he explored. Having exhausted all known means of human knowledge, Swedenborg chose to explore within himself in the most direct way possible, by a very close study of the inner process. An unknown territory that he proposed to risk his life and sanity by exploring. A daring adventure. Encountering the Divine within. Swedenborg's task the inner life was to bring the massive intellect to a feelingful(the feminine side, anima) understanding of life itself. (A heavy load to accomplish).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Petro on July 6, 2013
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Anyone interested in exploring the validity of their own dream interpretation with or without a therapist must read this book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth Siegmund on October 12, 2013
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The book contains various extracts of Swedenborg's journal that are subsequently interpreted (years later after Swedenborg's death) by Wilson Van Dusen. I could not relate to the interpretations as I feel it would be incredibly difficult to analyse somebody's thought; interpretations that are, at worst, incorrect, and, at best, "best guesses". Also Swedenborg's passages were too abstract for me and I never got to the part where he "became the seer" which was the part that interested me. I never quite finished the book but stopped page 142; it is, of course, possible that I did not grasp the significance of his writing - if there, indeed, was some.
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By CHO WON KYUNG on December 18, 2014
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TRIPLE EXCELLENT!!!
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