In the eighteenth century it was still possible to be knowledgeable in many branches of science. Thus an eminent scientist, such as Emanuel Swedenborg, was able to write books in various subjects including theoretical physics, physiology, and psychology. His scientific study was actually done in his spare time. Day job for Swedenborg His day job, … Continue reading Swedenborg – Who was he?
The idea that consciousness may exist independently of the physical body is often widely disputed from all sides and often ridiculed. In this short video Jonathan Rose describes Swedenborg’s different levels of universal awareness. There is a comment on this by Outer Streams’ interviewer Andy Nesky [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhVdqqZHteo]
Someone suggested that if you talk to God, it’s prayer but if God talks to you, its schizophrenia. How could Swedenborg, with a European reputation as a scientist, turn to what seems like mysticism? This short video produced by Science and the Outer Streams shows Jonathan Rose a prominent Swedenborgian scholar being interviewed by Andy Nesky about this issue. … Continue reading Was Swedenborg a mystic?