Coverart for item
The Resource Medicine, mysticism and mythology : Garth Wilkinson, Swedenborg, and nineteenth-century esoteric culture, Malcolm Peet

Medicine, mysticism and mythology : Garth Wilkinson, Swedenborg, and nineteenth-century esoteric culture, Malcolm Peet

Label
Medicine, mysticism and mythology : Garth Wilkinson, Swedenborg, and nineteenth-century esoteric culture
Title
Medicine, mysticism and mythology
Title remainder
Garth Wilkinson, Swedenborg, and nineteenth-century esoteric culture
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Peet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
...[E]xplores the life and cultural milieu of the nineteenth-century Swedenborgian James John Garth Wilkinson, whose largely forgotten influence touched a diverse range of intellectual fields and social reform movements....Peet offers a brief biographical sketch of Wilkinson and a concise history of Swedenborg's reception in England, touching on the involvement of such figures as John Clowes, Robert Himdmarsh, Manoah Sibly, Ebenezer Sibly and Charles Augustus Tulk. Subsequent chapters go on to explore Wilkinson's early role in publishing the poetry of William Blake; his dealings with Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson; his lifelong friendship with Henry James, Sr.; his association with Daniel Dunglas Home, Thomas Lake Harris and Andrew Jackson Davis; his homoeopathic practice and its influence on James Tyler Kent; and his engagement with such causes as utopian socialism, environmentalism, women's suffrage, antivivisectionism and the deregulation of medicine. The book concludes with a broader study of Wilkinson's interest in mythology, psychology and Christian spiritualism. -- from book jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peet, Malcolm
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkinson, James John Garth
  • Swedenborg, Emanuel
  • Swedenborg, Emanuel
  • Wilkinson, James John Garth
  • Medicine
  • Mind and body
  • Great Britain
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Medicine
  • Mind and body
  • Great Britain
Label
Medicine, mysticism and mythology : Garth Wilkinson, Swedenborg, and nineteenth-century esoteric culture, Malcolm Peet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [270] - 421] and index
Contents
Foreword / Robert W. Rix -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Garth Wilkinson: a brief biography -- 2. The reception of Swedenborg in England, 1770-1830 -- 3. Early influences on Garth Wilkinson's thinking -- 4. The mind-body connection: Garth Wilkinson's contribution to mesmerism -- 5. The other world: Garth Wilkinson's adoption and rejection of spiritualism -- 6. The philosophical basis of Garth Wilkinson's medicine -- 8. From philosophy to social activism -- 9. Mythology -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1030975638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, [1], 441 pages
Isbn
9780854482054
Other physical details
black and white illustrations and photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1030975638
Label
Medicine, mysticism and mythology : Garth Wilkinson, Swedenborg, and nineteenth-century esoteric culture, Malcolm Peet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages [270] - 421] and index
Contents
Foreword / Robert W. Rix -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Garth Wilkinson: a brief biography -- 2. The reception of Swedenborg in England, 1770-1830 -- 3. Early influences on Garth Wilkinson's thinking -- 4. The mind-body connection: Garth Wilkinson's contribution to mesmerism -- 5. The other world: Garth Wilkinson's adoption and rejection of spiritualism -- 6. The philosophical basis of Garth Wilkinson's medicine -- 8. From philosophy to social activism -- 9. Mythology -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1030975638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, [1], 441 pages
Isbn
9780854482054
Other physical details
black and white illustrations and photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)1030975638

Library Locations

    • Bryn Athyn College, Swedenborg LibraryBorrow it
      2925 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009, US
      40.1343319 -75.0607419
Processing Feedback ...