Revelation, Mythology, Correspondences J. J. G. Wilkinson


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London: James Spears, 1887. First edition. 243 pages. Significant wear to boards cloth-marked front and rear, gilt spine faded, binding tight and very good internally. A good copy of a scarce title. 

'James John Garth Wilkinson was an English Swedenborgian physician and writer. Between 1840 and 1850 he edited Swedenborg's treatises on The Doctrine of Charity, The Animal Kingdom, Outlines of a Philosophic Argument on the Infinite, and Hieroglyphic Key to Natural and Spiritual Mysteries. He also produced several of his own esoteric philosophical and holistic medical works which won the admiration and friendship of figures including Henry James, Sr., Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edward Maitland.

This text is an interesting treatise on a range of mythological and spiritual topics. Some discussed in this volume include; Greek, Egyptian, and Assyrian mythology, human evolution and creation, Swedenborg, Superstition, Idolatry, Serpent-myths, Divine and Human History, Primeval Memory, Paganism, and more.

Henry James, Sr., father of philosopher William James, the novelist Henry James, and the diarist Alice James, named a son after Wilkinson; Garth Wilkinson James, also known as Wilkie James.'

Category Theology