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  Swedenborg - LoveToKnow 1911
SWEDENBORG (or [[Swedberg), Emanuel]] (1688-1772), Swedish scientist, philosopher and mystic, was born at Stockholm on the 29th of January 1688.
It is clear that Swedenborg showed (150 years before any other scientist) that the motion of the brain was synchronous with the respiration and not with the action of the heart and the circulation of the blood, a discovery the full bearings of which are still far from being realized.
Swedenborg wholly rejects the orthodox doctrine of atonement; and the unity of God, as opposed to his idea of the trinity of the church, is an essential feature of his teaching.
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 Emanuel Swedenborg
Emanuel Swedenborg (born Swedberg) (January 29, 1688 - March 29, 1772), Swedish scientist, philosopher and mystic, was born at Stockholm.
It was only towards the end of the 19th century that his voluminous writings began to be properly collected and examined, with the result of proving that there was hardly on department of scientific activity in which he was not far ahead of his time.
Swedenborg was a man who won the respect, confidence and love of all who came into contact with him.
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Swedenborg's father Jesper Swedberg (1653–1735) had a modest background, but after studying theology and travelling abroad he was eloquent enough to impress the Swedish King Charles XI with his sermons in Stockholm.
Swedenborg instead held that salvation is only possible through the conjunction of faith and charity in a person, and that the purpose of faith is to lead a person to live according to the truths of faith, which is charity.
Jonsson, Inge, Swedenborg och Linné, in Delblanc and Lönnroth
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 Flying Machine (Swedenborg):   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Swedenborg's Flying Machine was first sketched by the Swedish scientist Emanuel Swedenborg in 1714, when he was 26 years old.
The Flying Machine was not widely known until the discovery of the notebook in 1876.
They called it "the first reasonable suggestion to build a heavier-than-air flying machine." It was then analyzed by the Smithsonian Institute in 1962 who compared its features with that of later aircraft.
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 Swedenborg Ornithopter
The dimensions [*] of Swedenborg's aircraft are given as: 32' x 24' (603.2 sq') for an oval, 28' diameter (615.75 sq') for a circle, 25' x 25' (625 sq') for a square, and 20' x 30' (600 sq') for a rectangular surface.
The oval wing of Swedenborg's machine is comprised of a wooden framework with eight lateral ribs.
Swedenborg states that it "would do no harm" to attach wheels to the ends of the quadruped struts, but he does not specifically indicate they were necessary.
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 Biography of Swedenborg - New Church in Australia, The -
Swedenborg stands apart from other revelators because of the means through which he received revelation, its substance, and the process of its transmission.
Swedenborg, realizing that the responsibilities of such a promotion would hinder the more important spiritual work he was doing, asked to be passed over for this appointment and then he submitted his resignation from the College.
Swedenborg's role in the spiritual world was to serve as an instrument whereby the world of cause could be conjoined to the world of effect, not just for the sake of his own salvation, but for all men.
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 Emanuel Swedenborg in the Aviation History Encyclopedia
His father, Dr Jesper Swedberg, subsequently professor of theology at Uppsala and bishop of Skara, was a pious and learned man, who did not escape the charge of heterodoxy, seeing that he placed more emphasis on the cardinal virtues of faith, love and communion with God than on the current dogmas of the Lutheran Church.
Two years later he distinguished himself at the king's siege of Frederikshall by the invention of machines for the transport of boats and galleys overland from Stromstadt to Iddefjord, a distance of 14 miles.
The point of view from which God must be regarded is that of His being the Divine Man. His esse is infinite love; His manifestation, form or body is infinite wisdom.
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 Swedenborgian Rite
Emanuel Swedenborg was born at Stockholm in 1688, the son of Jasper Swedberg, at that time a Professor of theology at Uppsala university and later, from 1702, Bishop of Skara (The name was changed when the family was ennobled in 1719).
By any standard Swedenborg was a polymath: fascinated equally by the natural world and by human invention he not only wrote learned treatises on every aspect of the physical and natural sciences, and on currency and economics, but also designed mechanical devices as diverse as a fire-engine, machine-gun, flying-machine and submarine.
For Swedenborg the physical world is the result of spiritual causes, and the laws of nature are reflections of spiritual laws; thus objects and even the material world are images of their spiritual counterparts.
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 Emanuel Swedenborg: divine emanuel love swedenborg wisdom works, divine emanuel providence swedenborg works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
While this idea was not uncommon during Swedenborg's own time, it is disproven by the fact that during the main part of his life he was active in the Swedish Riddarhuset (The House of the Nobility), the Riksdag (the Swedish parliament), and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Swedenborg was sharply opposed to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity as three Persons, the concept of One God being three separate Persons: the Person of the Father, the Person of the Son, and the Person of the Holy Spirit.
Swedenborg instead held that salvation is only possible through the conjunction of faith and charity in a person, and that the purpose of faith is to lead a person to live according to the truths of faith, which is charity.
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 Swedenborg, Emanuel
In the following years Swedenborg wrote many scientific books and journals, was elevated to the nobility by the Queen of Sweden, designed a flying machine that he felt would work if scientists applied themselves to the problem, made many engineering breakthroughs and was made the assessor of the Swedish College of Mines.
Swedenborg was a man who put anyone who met him immediately at ease, quickly earned respect and was loved by all.
The survival of Swedenborg’s ideas and their penetration of the general population is mainly due to intellectuals and writers who were influenced by them.
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 The Swedenborg Epic: Chapter 38
Augustus was the son of an old friend of the Swedenborg family, Jonas Alströmer, known as "the father of Swedish industry" because he introduced the machine-weaving of silk and woolen goods into Sweden.
When in Gothenburg, Swedenborg was often invited to dine out, and from one such occasion an anecdote has come down to us as related by the granddaughter of the manufacturer Bolander, owner of extensive cloth mills.
Bolander, very much surprised at the tone of voice in which Swedenborg addressed him, which was anything but polite, nevertheless rose from the table and went at once to his factory, as he had been instructed.
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 Emanuel SwedenborgBiography (1688-1722) - includes Bibliography, free ebooks
The causes of all things exist in the spiritual sphere and their effects in the natural sphere, and the purpose of all creation is that man may become the image of his creator, and of the cosmos as a whole.
Swedenborg died in London on March 29, 1772, at Prince's Square, in the parish of St. George's in East London, on the very day he had earlier predicted in a letter to Methodist leader John Wesley, who had sought an audience with him.
Swedenborg wrote at a time when heretical ideas were taken seriously by state and church officials.
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 FLYING MACHINES - Emanuel Swedenborg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Emanuel Swedenborg was a theologian and a philosopher whose life and work left a profound legacy in those fields.
This "Machine For Flying" was a remarkable aeronautical design for its time, featuring wheeled landing gear, a concave lifting surface (curved in both length and width), a central location for the operator and beating blades for propulsion.
Considering the state of knowledge and the absolute dominance of balloons at this point in aerial matters, Swedenborg's design, rough and naive as it is, stands as a testament to his ability.
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 Emanuel Swedenborg
He suggested the use of experimental tanks for testing the powers of ship models, invented an ear-trumpet for the deaf, improved the common house stove of his native land, cured smoky chimneys, took a lively interest in machine guns and even sketched a flying machine.
His views as to the physiological functions of the spinal cord are also in agreement with later research, and he anticipated many of the pre-eminent offices of the ductless glands only elaborated much later.
He was buried in the Swedish church in Princes Square, in the parish of St. George's-in-the-East, and on the 7th of April 1908 his remains were removed at the request of the Swedish government to Stockholm.
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 Church of the Holy City - Who was Swedenborg?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Scientist Emanuel Swedenborg, (1688-1772) was heir to a wealthy Swedish mining family, and the son of a Lutheran bishop.
In the course of a distinguished career as a scientist and engineer he wrote on many topics, from the formation of the solar system to improvements in mining technology.
A true "renaissance man," Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to him as "the Aristotle of the North." Among his papers from this period was a sketch of a flying machine.
www.holycitydc.org /who.html   (312 words)

 Swedenborg Movement - Outlook No. 27 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
SWEDENBORG'S MIGHTY CONTRIBUTION to the welfare of the soul
Swedenborg did his best to rectify matters by jotting down some instructions for a flying machine, but it never really took off.
The terrestrial globe is now enmeshed in an intricate web of intersecting flight paths: its inhabitants - at least the more affluent - regularly fly the air routes, and although they carry their burdens with them, there is also a sense in which the ordinary troubles of life are somehow suspended.
www.swedenborgmovement.org /outlook/n27-98   (591 words)

Swedenborg Foundation Members Discount Swedenborg Foundation Members will receive a 20% discount on all purchases except distributed titles (books by other publishers) and Bible Study Notes.
Swedenborg meticulously recorded his dreams and visions from 1743 to 1744, adding interpretations that foreshadowed modern dream analysis....
An entertaining look at Swedenborg's invention of a flying machine....
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He is a graduate of Swedenborg School of Religion in Newton, Massachusetts, and an ordained minister.
He said Swedenborg, who lived in the 1700s, was “one of the most brilliant and learned men in history.” A model of a flying machine Swedenborg described in a paper published in 1716 is in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington nearby the lunar module.
Chapman, who Rev. Ellis called “a true disciple of Swedenborg,” was a friend of Colonel John James of Urbana who later donated land for the purpose of establishing Urbana University.
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 ISS: Biography of Emanuel Swedenborg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
At the height of his scientific career he resigned his office to devote the rest of his life to the spreading of the spiritual enlightenment for which he believed himself to have been specially selected by God.
Kant investigated and found the story authentic that in Gothenburg he observed and reported a fire which was raging in Stockholm, 300 miles away.
In his Dreams of a Spirit Seer Kant narrates several supernormal experiences from Swedenborg's early life.
www.survivalafterdeath.org /mediums/swedenborg.htm   (508 words)

 Emanuel Swedenborg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The operator would sit in the middle, and paddle himself through the air.
And, similarly, the wisdom of God has its corresponding part in the love from the Church.
^ The trial in 1768 was again Gabrial Beyer and Johan Rosén and essentially concerned whether Swedenborg's writings were consistent with the Christian doctrines.
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