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#WednesdayWisdom, Swedenborg & Linnaeus

Today is the anniversary of Carl Linnaeus’ death, in 1778, the botanist responsible for the scientific naming convention, binomial nomenclature. Linnaeus was Emanuel Swedenborg’s cousin by marriage. “Neither Linnaeus nor Swedenborg sensed any contradiction between their early modern world-view and … Continue reading

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The natural and the spiritual #SaturdaySerenity

In the natural world, the variety of climates is relative to the distance of the sun from the equator; in the spiritual world this variety is produced by the distance, greater or less, between the affectations of the will, and … Continue reading

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