A Journal of Spiritual Life

Emanuel Swedenborg and Spiritual Psychology

Swedenborg and his work have influenced many people including William Blake, Carl Jung, Helen Keller, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Franklin D Roosevelt and Wilson van Dusen, yet he remains relatively unknown in both psychology and spirituality. One person he influenced was Henry James, whose son William James is thought of as the father of American psychology. The essay below develops the links between William James and Emanuel Swedenborg.

Other links are given to sites which offer further materials including free ebooks by Swedenborg as well as the Swedenborg book shop. If they interest you please consider writing for the journal or posting your comments at the blog and read what others have written



Emanuel Swedenborg

William James

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