Best known for his focus on the intuitive force within, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) 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. This is the fourth title in the "Western Esoteric Masters Series" from North Atlantic Books.
Emanuel Swedenborg was born in 1688, and three hundred years on he is remembered mainly for his visionary insight and his theological writings. He was, however, a man with interests both worldly and other-worldly. His studies in physics, mineralogy, anatomy, psychology, and spiritualism all anticipated major modern discoveries well before their time. Arranged by subject and carefully explained, Swedenborg's work is finally accessible to the modern reader.
Michael Stanley is the writing team of Johannesburg natives Michael Sears and Stanley Trollip. Sears was born in Johannesburg, grew up in Cape Town and Nairobi, and teaches at the University of the Witwatersrand. Trollip was on the faculty at the universities of Illinois, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and at Capella University, and divides his time between South Africa and Minneapolis, Minnesota.