The Swedenborg Society is a publisher, library and bookshop. We organize events: lectures, conferences, exhibitions, performances and film screenings; and we print a large selection of literature relating to the work of the philosopher, scientist, inventor, astronomer, mathematician, parliamentary figure and visionary, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). The Society's grade II listed premises in Bloomsbury, central London, are also available for private hire.


The Swedenborg Society is enhancing its activities and improving its facilities.  We need an active, imaginative administrator with good skills and experience at the centre of our circle of publishing, research, exhibitions and arts residencies.  This is a very varied role and you will need to be able work well within a small team and build effective working relationships both with internal colleagues, freelancers and visitors.

For more information please visit our JOB VACANCIES page

new book

Philosophy, Literature, Mysticism

AVAILABLE NOW | Essays on the Thought and Influence of Emanuel Swedenborg | Available now

Edited by Stephen McNeilly with contributions from Czeslaw Milosz, Inge Jonsson, Anders Hallengren, H J Jackson, Gregory R Johnson, Anna Maddison, Saori Osuga, Devin P Zuber, Hazel Hutchison, Eugene Taylor,  Gary Lachman, Michelle Gilmore- Grier, Ariel Hessayon, Keri Davies and Richard Lines.

The Swedenborg Society is proud to present Philosophy, Literature, Mysticism: the most comprehensive contribution to date on Swedenborg's influence on the history of ideas. This publication is a key textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate research in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century studies, and also a good general introduction to Swedenborg.

This library edition comes in a special boxed slipcase and makes use of unique archival papers. Printed in a limited edition of 300.

READ MORE | £24.95 (hardcover + slipcase)

SSFF 2013: Winner announced!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Nick Jordan is the winner of the 2013 Swedenborg Short Film Festival, for his film Nature House Inc.

The fourth annual Swedenborg Short Film Festival took place on Friday 29 November to a full house at Swedenborg Hall, with many of the shortlisted filmmakers in attendance. The judges for the festival, Peter Fillingham, Nora Foster and Sukhdev Sandhu, praised the strength of this year’s shortlist and in delivering their verdict reserved special mentions for the contributions of Sam Firth (Stay the Same) and Alisi Telengut (Tengri).

Nick Jordan’s winning film, a haunting meditation on the two-way influence between man and nature centring on the proliferation of birdhouses built to attract the purple martin, ‘America’s most wanted bird’, can be viewed here.

Congratulations to Nick and all the filmmakers on the shortlist.