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The Design of Existence
For Van Dusen's mysticism, Swedenborg is the exemplar of universality. A scientist who mastered fields as varied as chemistry, physiology, optics, and metallurgy, Swedenborg turned inward to investigate the psychological and the spiritual. He affirmed the value of other religious cultures and even wrote in gender-inclusive Latin. He had startlingly contemporary insights: he saw that the spiritual must inform everyday experience, that feelings must aid the intellect in seeking the spiritual, that the quest for the soul leads to understanding the cosmos and vice versa. Van Dusen uses Swedenborg's ideas as the basis for a true universal mysticism. In The Design of Existence, he invites each of us to confront mystical experience as proof that we and the cosmos share a spiritual design, which orders our lives as surely as it orders the universe itself. Wilson Van Dusen holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is the author of The Natural Depth in Man; The Presence of Other Worlds; Returning to the Source; The Country of Spirit; and Beauty, Wonder, and the Mystical Mind.
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers (May 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: .33 Kg