What is more, he will have no part of mediums and Swedenborgianism
and all the phenomena of the sort that fascinated William.
Aurora Leigh is shaped by "romanticism and Swedenborgianism
," not by the "liturgical weight of the sacrament that so shapes Rossetti's poetry" (p.
early on abandoned his father's Swedenborgianism
, in which as a boy
Spiritism or Kardecism--as it is known in Brazil due to its founder Hippolyte Rivail's pen name, Allan Kardec (1804-69)--was a synthesis of many religious practices, such as Catholicism, Protestantism, and occult philosophies that flourished in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe, including Swedenborgianism
, Mesmerism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry and Theosophy.
Kabat-Zinn's assumptions about meditation and the universality of Dharma place him squarely in a cultural, historical, and religious context that includes Swedenborgianism
, Mesmerism, Transcendentalism, pragmatism, Theosophy, and New Thought.
Wallace's commitment to the antivaccination cause was without doubt motivated by his social reformism, which in turn was underpinned by spiritualism and Swedenborgianism
Rix's treatment of Moravianism as that continental ecumenical reform movement that most prepared the ground in England for Methodism as well as for Swedenborgianism
seemed to this reader very carefully rendered, even if the connection to Blake's own religious formation, through the influence of his mother, for a time a member of Moravian congregation, can only be a matter of conjecture.
It is with these non-conformist cultures, and in particular Swedenborgianism
, that Robert Rix's new book is concerned.
In a program of comparative literature, new work might be done to link Swedenborgianism
in Frost, with ideas expressed in Baudelaire and most especially in his poem "Correspondances" in Les Fleurs du mal.
Theosophy's language of chakras, subtle energies, and mystical meditation encouraged Americans--both within the academy and without--to filter Asian religions through the categories that Transcendentalism, spiritualism, mesmerism, Swedenborgianism
, Christian Science, and New Thought had already made familiar.
Men like James Tilly Matthews were not alone; there were other extreme examples of a spreading fanaticism present across Europe in mesmerism, Swedenborgianism
, and Methodism, issuing in revolution.
As well, James was early exposed to mysticism through his father's Swedenborgianism
(Henry James Sr's account of his mystical "vastation" is reprinted in F.