A new and accessible translation of Swedenborg’s classic work De Coelo et Inferno, first published in 1758. Translated from the Latin by K C Ryder, this eagerly awaited work includes a previously unpublished introduction by Jorge Luis Borges and full critical apparatus. Not only does this translation makes accessible all of the main themes of Swedenborg’s ideas on the next life, it also offers a great introduction to his thought in general. This book has had a major influence on Western culture and is cited as a primary influence by writers as diverse as Czeslaw Milosz, Ralph Waldo Emerson, D T Suzuki, the Brownings, William Blake, and many others. An essential read for anyone seeking an accessible but comprehensive introduction to this great writer of Western thought.