A while ago I read that Dr. Oz (an Oprah created phenom for those unfamiliar with the good doctor) and his wife are recent converts to Swedenborgianism. I find this to be quite amusing. I guess I think of Swedenborgianism as a precognitive precursor to both Mormonism and Scientology. I used to live not far from the Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco (a national historic site, I believe) before I moved to a different neighborhoods that had a Theosophical meeting place. My neighborhood was absolutely a hotbed of malicious animal magnetism. That’s my city. Has anyone else heard of this strange occurrence ? If you are not familiar with the amazing Swedenborg, there is an interesting introduction at Wikipedia. I don’t know how infested the information is by Swedenborgians, but it still has plenty of information regarding his outlandish teachings. Of special interest are his beliefs pertaining to the inhabitants of the various planets. I wondered if the writers of Star Trek TNG had him in mind when they came up with the Borg. Isn’t it amazing what “intelligent” people can convince themselves to believe ? I do not know how his religious beliefs affect his medical outlook, but they are enough to raise a red flag.
Antiquity does not imply veracity.