75 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 50 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Life Arts    H4'ed 9/8/20

The Amazing Emanuel Swedenborg

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   4 comments
Message Al Hirschfield
Become a Fan
  (3 fans)

Splendors of the Spirit: Swedenborg's Quest for Insight (Biographical Documentary) An examination of the life and thought of Swedish scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg from award-winning producer Penny Price. Released in 2006 by ...
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Swedenborg Foundation)
  Details   DMCA

Emanuel Swedenborg is one of those exceedingly rare beings who probably shouldn't have existed, but undoubtedly did. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote of him and Dante, "They are not the kind of people you'd invite over for dinner. They're the kind of people you'd go see in a museum." And of Swedenborg himself, Emerson wrote in his "Representative Men": "

"One of the mastodons of literature, not to be measured by entire libraries of ordinary scholars."

He, in fact, was listed at the very top of Stanford University's "Terman Study of Genius" in 1921, being believed to be one of the three individuals with the highest estimated IQ in history, along with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and John Stuart Mill.

If Swedenborg's mastery of the written word weren't enough, the fact is that he is also, simultaneously, one of greatest scientists, as well as mystics, the world as ever known. As a scientist, he discovered one of planets, invented an ear trumpet for the deaf, and perhaps the earliest prototype of an airplane, centuries before the Wright brothers. As a mystic, he traveled through Heaven & Hell, conversing with angels, and voluminously recording his experiences in the spiritual realms.

If you tend to doubt any (or all) of this, then I suggest you take a look at the documentary linked to above. Sooner or later, I suspect you will probably be as unable to dismiss him any more than Mr. Emerson was.

(Article changed on September 8, 2020 at 19:03)

(Article changed on September 8, 2020 at 21:06)

(Article changed on September 9, 2020 at 13:03)

Must Read 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Al Hirschfield Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

A rapidly aging boy from NJ, with a somewhat radical political bent, who, after quite some time, seems to finally (in the truest sense of the word) be getting it together... Om Sai Ram

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Bill Gates Already Building Factories to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines

Chomsky Gives a Sobering Assessment of Sanders' Chances

Why Sanders Will Slaughter Trump

Why Tulsi Voted "Present"

Trump Could Still Be Jailed for Sedition Even if Not Convicted in the Senate

Bernie's Cabinet

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend