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The Presence of Other Worlds The Psychological and Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg

This bestselling workAn account of the monumental journey of an eighteenth century scientist and philosopher into the depths of his own mind and to spiritual worlds beyond The Presence of Other Worlds shows how Swedenborg's personal experiences radiate with insights about psychological and spiritual develpments that are relevant to modern day seekers It has been hailed since its fir Excellent look at the theology of Swedenborg from a psychological and universally spiritual point of view

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In 1974 Wilson Van Dusen published a groundbreaking study on the findings of Emanuel Swedenborg a book that has inspired thousands to look closely into Swedenborg's works and to consider the implications of living a useful and thoughtfully directed life This updated second edition published on the thirtieth anniversary of the book's original publication includes a new introduction to Swedenborg is or should be pretty much the foundation for modern secular empirical mysticism Not only that Van Dusen brings the light of Swedenborg's experience to the understanding of schizophreniaThis is a readable not to say exciting book that everyone with an interest in Spirit or Reality should readSwedenborg by himself is far from an easy read; through this book Van Dusen gives us access to horizons which most of us did not realise were even thereTo echo his own caution against following in his footsteps what is the difference between Swedenborg the great ‘polymath’ of the 18th century consultant to the king of Sweden expert in modern sciences and son of an archbishop wondering through the astral worlds of Spirit and Van Dusen’s schizophrenics? Your reviewer’s answer is immense discipline and carefully educated brilliance This book may cause you to ask how many of today’s mental health patients have in them the seeds of the visionary

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St publication as a passport for all spiritual voyagers into the human psyche and the innter sanctum of the afterlifeDr Raymond Moody author of Life After Life provides a foreword that explains the importance of Swedenborg's mystical experiences in connection with the near death experience Dr James Lawrence presents a tribute to Wilson Van Dusen and his enduring legacy in an afterwor I am well aware of the fact that many people will say that nobody can possibly speak to spirits or angels as long as he is living in the body and that many will call it a delusion Some will say that I have spread these ideas around so as to win people's trust while others will say something different again But none of it deters me; for I have seen I have heard I have felt Emanuel Swedenborg Arcana CoelestiaA zealous and a tad self indulgent introduction by the reputable Wilson Van Dusen to the spiritual work of the 18th century Swedish polymath Emanuel Swedenborg It's not easy to evaluate an existentialphenomenological approach to texts about experiential discoveries of an omnipresent world as the content is always secure in its factualness And while truth and falsity is irrelevant and Van Dusen's meaning when distinct from truth values is also meagre then it remains mysterious as why I should share in the author's enthusiasmHowever interesting areas were Swedenborg's model of existence feelings at the core that feed outer functions of thinking language etc but as was the case with the unspeakability of heaven this had me recalling the force of the 'private language argument' Also Van Dusen's conversations with the spirit hallucinations of psychotic patients in a Californian hospital in 1964 which follow the assertion that I seem to have found a confirmation for one of Emanuel Swedenborg's unusual findings that a human being's life involves an interaction with a hierarchy of spirits This interaction is normally not conscious but perhaps in some cases of mental illness it has become conscious

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • The Presence of Other Worlds The Psychological and Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Wilson Van Dusen
  • English
  • 15 February 2018
  • 9780877853121

4 thoughts on “The Presence of Other Worlds The Psychological and Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg

  1. says:

    Swedenborg is or should be pretty much the foundation for modern secular empirical mysticism Not only that Van Dusen brings the light of Swedenborg's experience to the understanding of schizophreniaThis is a readable not to say exciting book that everyone with an interest in Spirit or Reality should readSwedenborg by himself is far from an easy read; through this book Van Dusen gives us access to horizons which most of us did not realise were even thereTo echo his own caution against following in his footsteps what is the difference between Swedenborg the great ‘polymath’ of the 18th century consultant to the king of Sweden expert in modern sciences and son of an archbishop wondering through the astral worlds of Spirit and Van Dusen’s schizophrenics? Your reviewer’s answer is immense discipline and carefully educated brilliance This book may cause you to ask how many of today’s mental health patients have in them the seeds of the visionary

  2. says:

    Excellent look at the theology of Swedenborg from a psychological and universally spiritual point of view

  3. says:

    I am well aware of the fact that many people will say that nobody can possibly speak to spirits or angels as long as he is living in the body and that many will call it a delusion Some will say that I have spread these ideas around so as to win people's trust while others will say something different again But none of it deters me; for I have seen I have heard I have felt Emanuel Swedenborg Arcana CoelestiaA zealous and a tad self indulgent introduction by the reputable Wilson Van Dusen to the spiritual work of the 18th century Swedish polymath Emanuel Swedenborg It's not easy to evaluate an existentialphenomenological approach to texts about experiential discoveries of an omnipresent world as the content is always secure in its factualness And while truth and falsity is irrelevant and Van Dusen's meaning when distinct from truth values is also meagre then it remains mysterious as why I should share in the author's enthusiasmHowever interesting areas were Swedenborg's model of existence feelings at the core that feed outer functions of thinking language etc but as was the case with the unspeakability of heaven this had me recalling the force of the 'private language argument' Also Van Dusen's conversations with the spirit hallucinations of psychotic patients in a Californian hospital in 1964 which follow the assertion that I seem to have found a confirmation for one of Emanuel Swedenborg's unusual findings that a human being's life involves an interaction with a hierarchy of spirits This interaction is normally not conscious but perhaps in some cases of mental illness it has become conscious

  4. says:

    Wanted to know about Swedenborg but found this rather heavy going

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