13 December: Ensemble choreographed by Dave Charlesworth and Ben Judd.
17 December: Festive late opening of bookshop with readings. 5-7 pm.
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.
On Tuesday 17 December, there will be a special late opening of our bookstore from 5-7 p.m. You can warm up and relax with some delicious mulled wine and mince pies and also take advantage of some super discounts to help you with your Christmas shopping! Our latest fantastic-looking publication, Philosophy Mysticism Literature, an anthology of essays on the thought and influence of Emanuel Swedenborg (including essays by the Nobel prize winner Czeslaw Milosz), is just one of many great titles that will be available at a special reduced price on the evening.
This festive night will give you a chance to experience the unique atmosphere of Swedenborg House at Christmas time, and there will also be some readings of Swedenborgian-themed Christmas stories, including Amelia Edwards’s ‘The Phantom Coach’ (1864), the story of a huntsman who loses his way in the snow with terrifying consequences. The setting of Swedenborg House, a grade II listed eighteenth-century townshouse, provides the perfect ambience for Edwards’s chilling tale.
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.
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.
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