Swedenborg’s Dream Diary
By Lars Bergquist
Translated by Anders Hallengren
Swedenborg Studies #11
Emanuel Swedenborg meticulously recorded his dreams and visions from 1743 to 1744, adding interpretations that foreshadowed modern dream analysis. This edition of Swedenborg's dream diary includes commentary by Lars Bergquist. Read more
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Swedish man of letters Lars Bergquist explains the often enigmatic but always fascinating dream journal kept by Emanuel Swedenborg from 1743 to 1744. A scientist, Swedenborg meticulously recorded his dreams and visions, adding interpretations that foreshadowed modern dream analysis. After an Easter vision in 1745, Swedenborg abandoned his scientific studies and dedicated his life to studying the inner meaning of Sacred Scripture. In his diary, he reveals his daily life and the reflections that are a key to understanding his later spiritual works.
“The book enables us to follow Swedenborg…from dismal gloom to inner splendor.” —Gunnar Bronerg, Upsala Nya Tidning
About the Swedenborg Studies Series
Swedenborg Studies is a scholarly series published by the Swedenborg Foundation. The primary purpose of the series is to make materials available for understanding the life and thought of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) and the impact his thought has had on others. The Foundation undertakes to publish original studies and English translations and to republish primary sources that are otherwise difficult to access.