Photos from Spirtualist Church in Brocton MA

Gentle Reader,
The after-life is something that has always held captive the imagination and curiosity of humankind since the dawn of our evolution to our present form, perhaps before.
(born Emanuel Swedberg; January 29,[1] 1688 – March 29, 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic,[2][3] and theologian. Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. At the age of fifty-six he entered into a spiritual phase, in which he experienced dreams and visions. This culminated in a spiritual awakening, where he felt he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly doctrine based on a reformed Christianity. He claimed that the Lord had opened his eyes, so that from then on he could freely visit heaven and hell, and talk with angels, devils, and other spirits. For the remaining 28 years of his life, he wrote and published 18 theological works, of which the best known was Heaven and Hell (1758) [4], and several unpublished theological works.

Swedenborg’s theological writings have elicited a range of responses. Toward the end of Swedenborg’s life, small reading groups formed in England and Sweden to study the truth they saw in his teachings and several writers were influenced by him, including William Blake, August Strindberg, Charles Baudelaire, Balzac, William Butler Yeats and Carl Jung. The famous philosopher / psychologist, William James, was also a follower of his teachings.

The On-I-Set Wigwam Spiritualist Camp was founded in 1893 in memory of “The Red Men”. Little is written on the Spiritualist web site concerning the creation of the Wig-Wam, these photos are truly mysterious.
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Gentle Reader please take a moment from your busy day to examine these photos and examine a religion once widely practiced world wide, while now finding fewer and fewer followers of this mysterious faith.
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For Further reading on the World Wide Web :
On-I Set Wigwam Spiritualist Camp NSAC
The New Church

Dr.Horace Mothwing

Published in: on February 2, 2007 at 3:48 pm  Leave a Comment