Splendors Of The Spirit: Swedenborg's Quest
Emmy Award-winning producer Penny Price portrays the fascinating life and thought of the Swedish Enlightenment scientist and spiritual visionary Emanuel Swedenborg, whom Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki revered as the "great king of the mystical realm." Interweaving breathtaking nature photography, expert interviews, computer animation, and rare, archival stills with dramatic re-enactment featuring acclaimed actor Lilian Gish and contemporary documentary footage, this program conveys the essential and ever-relevant insights brought back by Swedenborg from his unprecedented explorations of the spiritual worlds.
Swedenborg documented the death experience as the soul departs its expired material form, awakens into the afterlife realm, and is stripped of every accretion of personality to finally gravitate to the precise level of the upper or nether regions that corresponds perfectly to its innermost nature.
In addition, Swedenborg's impressive scientific achievements, his penetrating perception into the Bible's symbolic meaning, and the wide extent of his influence on thinkers, writers, and artists of many countries are explored.