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Into the Interior: Discovering Swedenborg: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Emanuel Swedenborg Hardcover – 1 Jan 2010


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  • Hardcover: 198 pages
  • Publisher: The Swedenborg Society (1 Jan. 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0854481583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0854481583
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 2.3 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,724,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Lachman (1955- ) was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, but has lived in London, England since 1996. A founding member of the rock group Blondie, he is now a full time writer with more than a dozen books to his name, on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness and the western esoteric tradition, to literature and suicide, and the history of popular culture. Lachman writes frequently for many journals in the US and UK, and lectures on his work in the US, UK, and Europe.His work has been translated into several languages. His website is http://garylachman.co.uk/

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By Joel Wood on 29 Nov. 2014
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Great product, bought as a present, and wasn't disappointed. Well packaged, and arrived fast.
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The Night Sea Journey 9 Jan. 2009
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If you know Gary Lachman's writings, you will not be surprised that his brief book on Swedenborg is well-researched and very readable. It is fewer than 100 pages long, so you will be disappointed if you are looking for the complete life of "The Buddha of the North". Basically, this book is an introduction, a bit more in depth than D.T Suzuki's study, but not by much. However, Lachman keeps the book interesting throughout. He explains some of Swedenborg's ideas clearly, offers some excerpts from the Scandinavian mystic's writings, and details the trajectory of this visionary's life--from his successful career as a scientist, through his period of crisis and troubling dreams, to his journey to Heaven and Hell and his communion with spirits, angels, demons, and with Christ Himself. Lachman does not write from the point of view of a follower or "Swedenborgian"; he entertains the understandable questions of the skeptics, yet he is very much open to the possibility that Swedenborg was neither mad nor a con man--that he was a mystic who visited other realms and wrote voluminously about his findings. I only wish the book was longer and more in-depth.
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