Heaven, Hell, and Other Places
A Film about Emanuel Swedenborg
Written and presented by Philip Makatrewicz
Directed by Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan
Produced by Stephen McNeilly
Heaven, Hell and Other Places: A Film about Emanuel Swedenborg is an ideal introduction to the life and work of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), described by Jorge Luis Borges as “the most interesting man in recorded history.” This beautifully filmed documentary accompanied by a lavishly illustrated thirty-page, full color book with an essay by Gary Lachman and photographs by Stephen McNeilly. Read more
DVD and booklet, 35 minutes
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Heaven, Hell and Other Places: A Film about Emanuel Swedenborg is an ideal introduction to the life and work of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), described by Jorge Luis Borges as “the most interesting man in recorded history.” Filmed on location in London, and Sweden, the documentary is presented by author and musician Philip Makatrewicz and features exclusive interviews with expert writers Gary Lachman, Lars Bergquist and many others. The film is beautifully shot and edited by the award-winning artists and filmmakers Cartwright and Jordan, with a soundtrack featuring new music by Kurt Benbenek and a classical score by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The companion publication contains a brand-new essay by Gary Lachman, “Introducing Swedenborg,” alongside a foreword by Philip Makatrewicz and an afterword by Stephen McNeilly about the making of the film. The book is lavishly illustrated with twenty photographs by Stephen McNeilly and packaged in a striking design by James Brook.
“The finest cinematic overview of Swedenborg’s life and works”
—Devin Zuber, professor, Pacific School of Religion
Established in 1810, the main aim of the Swedenborg Society is to translate and publish the works of Emanuel Swedenborg. The Society was incorporated in 1925 and has since become a registered educational charity. Housed in a historic building in central London, they sell not only their own books but Swedenborg-related titles from other publishers, as well as offering a reference and lending library.
The Swedenborg Foundation offers a selection of the Swedenborg Society’s most popular titles, including the Journal of the Swedenborg Society, each volume of which consists of a collection of articles about Swedenborg’s influence from some of the leading international scholars.
All Swedenborg Society books we carry are imported and contain British spelling, punctuation, and word usage.
To learn more about the Swedenborg Society, visit their website.