He was a vegetarian without being a bigoted one, liked moving pictures when they were concerned with travel, and spent most of his spare time in reading Swedenborg.
And almost always the way led to some park, where Henderson fastened the other end of the chain to the bench on which he sat and browsed Swedenborg.
Had Henderson made a bid for his heart, he would surely have responded; but Henderson had a heart only for the fantastic mental gyrations of Swedenborg, and merely made his living out of Michael.
Ever since I can remember, the works of Swedenborg
formed a large part of his library; he read them much himself, and much to my mother, and occasionally a "Memorable Relation" from them to us children.
Dame Dermody's nobler superstition formed an integral part of her religious convictions--convictions which had long since found their chosen resting-place in the mystic doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg
Still, men of great intelligence, such as Plutarch, Swedenborg
, Bernardin de St.
But the highest minds of the world have never ceased to explore the double meaning, or shall I say the quadruple or the centuple or much more manifold meaning, of every sensuous fact; Orpheus, Empedocles, Heraclitus, Plato, Plutarch, Dante, Swedenborg, and the masters of sculpture, picture, and poetry.
All the value which attaches to Pythagoras, Paracelsus, Cornelius Agrippa, Cardan, Kepler, Swedenborg, Schelling, Oken, or any other who introduces questionable facts into his cosmogony, as angels, devils, magic, astrology, palmistry, mesmerism, and so on, is the certificate we have of departure from routine, and that here is a new witness.
If you have read Swedenborg
, you will remember his denunciation of the lust of variety.
We seem rapt into that paradise revealed to Swedenborg
, where music and color and perfume were one, where you could hear the hues and see the harmonies of heaven.
It was this conviction which Swedenborg
expressed when he described a group of persons in the spiritual world endeavoring in vain to articulate a proposition which they did not believe; but they could not, though they twisted and folded their lips even to indignation.
Indeed, EBB's spiritual beliefs, as exhibited both in her personal correspondence and in her published works, appear to have been more influenced by the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg
than Christian dogma.