I know not what, unless it were the prophet of Tippecanoe, had turned my curiosity to inquiries after the metaphysical science of the Indians, their ecclesiastical establishments, and theological theories; but your letter, written with all the accuracy, perspicuity, and elegance of your youth and middle age, as it has given me great satisfaction, deserves my best thanks.
He wrote scientific and engineering works, and then shifted to philosophy, and finally to theology. Sources are listed in situ in some cases, and some general sources are listed at the bottom of the page. It was probably through Balzac that the poet Baudelaire first encountered Swedenborg. The first reference to Swedenborg in his own writing occurs in the prose poem La Fanfarlo.
One of his oldest and closest friends was the sculptor John Flaxman, a founder member of the Swedenborg Society. Opposition is True Friendship, ed. Argentine poet, novelist, essayist, a pioneer of Magic Realism, and one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
He had a particular love of English literature. His philosophical influences include Kabbalistic thought, Swedenborg, Berkeley and other Idealist philosophers.
Borges, The Total Library, ed. He was the Illinois School Commissioner. It explains much that was incomprehensible.
Born in Dumfriesshire and educated at Edinburgh University, the eminent Scottish essayist, translator and historian settled in London in His novel Sartor Resartus may show Swedenborgian influences, although the more probable sources are German Romanticism and Idealism, of which Carlyle was a major transmitter into English culture.
Viscount Cecil John Chapman — aka Johnny Appleseed — was a popular and widely travelled horticulturist and evangelist.
The leading Romantic poet, critic and philosopher was a keen reader of Swedenborg. Essays on Swedenborg and Literature Swedenborg Society, Systematic Theology (Louis Berkhof) - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online.
Testimony To The Invisible is a collection of essays explaining the influence of Emanuel Swedenborg on religion, psychology, and literature. Contributors include authors Jorge Luis Borges and Czeslaw Milosz, metaphysician Colin Wilson, psychologist Wilson Van Dusen, poet Kathleen Raine, and historian Eugene Taylor (who writes about 5/5(1).
Testimony to the Invisible and Other Essays on Swedenborg: Essays on Swedenborg by JAMES LAWRENCE, Eugene Taylor, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Kathleen Raine This collection of essays highlights the influence of Swedish visionary Emanuel Swedenborg () on art, spirituality, and culture. His interest in Swedenborg is apparent from his essay Testimony to the Invisible and the sonnet 'Emanuel Swedenborg'.
References: Testimony to the Invisible (above) and 'Swedenborg and Borges: the Mystic of the North and the Mystic in puribus ' in In Search of the Absolute: Essays On Swedenborg and Literature (Swedenborg Society ).
He also wrote a long essay on Swedenborg, Suedenborugu. He described him as ‘the Buddha of the North’. He described him as ‘the Buddha of the North’. References: DT Suzuki, Swedenborg: Buddha of the North, (Swedenborg Foundation, ) and ‘Suzuki on Swedenborg’ in Testimony to the Invisible.
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