Saturday, June 6, 2009

Emanuel Swedenborg

The thoughts in which he lived were, the universality of each law in nature; the Platonic doctrine of the scale or degrees; the version or conversion of each into other, and so the correspondence of all the parts; the fine secret that little explains large, and large, little; the centrality of man in nature, and the connection that subsists throughout all things: he saw that the human body was strictly universal, or an instrument through which the soul feeds and is fed by the whole of matter: so that he held, in exact antagonism to the skeptics, that, "the wiser a man is, the more will he be a worshipper of the Deity." --Ralph Waldo Emerson, Swedenborg; or, the Mystic, Representative Men (1850), Chapter 3

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by Emanuel Swedenborg at Reading Rat

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