Emanuel Swedenborg, Secret Agent on Earth and in Heaven: Jacobites, Jews and Freemasons in Early Modern Sweden

Emanuel Swedenborg, Secret Agent on Earth and in Heaven: Jacobites, Jews and Freemasons in Early Modern Sweden

by Marsha Keith Schuchard
     
 

Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of “Hats” in Sweden. Utilizing Kabbalistic meditation techniques, he sought political intelligence on earth and in heaven.See more details below

Overview

Drawing on unpublished diplomatic and Masonic archives, this study reveals the career of Emanuel Swedenborg as a secret intelligence agent for Louis XV and the pro-French, pro-Jacobite party of “Hats” in Sweden. Utilizing Kabbalistic meditation techniques, he sought political intelligence on earth and in heaven.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004183124
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/18/2011
Series:
The Northern World, #55
Pages:
852
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface … xi
Acknowledgements … xvii
Abbreviations … xix

Introduction. Emanuel Swedenborg and “The Troubles of the North”: An Historical Overview … 1

Chapter One. The Swedberg Family in Uppsala: Philo-Semitism and the Gothic Kabbalah, 1688–1710 … 14
Chapter Two. Swedenborg in London: Under Hanoverian Storm Clouds, 1710–1713 … 37
Chapter Three. Intrigues on the Continent: The Rosicrucian Ros and the Jacobite Rose, 1713–1715 … 68
Chapter Four. The Nordic Temple of Solomon: Architecture of Wisdom or War, 1715–1719 … 100
Chapter Five. Swedenborg and the Jacobite Diaspora: Defeat and Depression, 1719–1727 … 140
Chapter Six. The International Masonic Chess Board: New Players in the Expanding Global Game, 1727–1734 … 177
Chapter Seven. Paris and La Maçonnerie Nouvelle: Illuminated Knights and the Écossais Crusade, 1735–1738 ... 213
Chapter Eight. Italy and La Maçonnerie Magique: In the Service of Three Kings, 1738–1739 … 253
Chapter Nine. On the Threshold in Holland, England, and Sweden: The Sacred Temple of the Brain, 1739–1743 … 289
Chapter Ten. The Internal Man Externalized: From Spiritual to Temporal Warfare, 1743–1744 … 328
Chapter Eleven. Restoring the Temple: London, Edinburgh, and Jerusalem, 1744–1745 … 360
Chapter Twelve. Losing the Temple: Culloden and Stockholm, 1745–1747 … 396
Chapter Thirteen. Jacobites, Masons, and Jews: Citizens of Earth or of Heaven, 1747–1749 … 429
Chapter Fourteen. The Quest for Soleil d’Or: Masonic and Rosicrucian Politics, 1749–1754 … 463
Chapter Fifteen. Of the Royal Arch and Arch Rogues: Kabbalistic Calculators and Political Negotiators, 1754–1760 503
Chapter Sixteen. The Earthly and Heavenly Intelligencer: Shifting Alliances and Illuminist Politics, 1760–1763 … 542
Chapter Seventeen. “Milord Rosbif ” versus the Secret du Roi: Hanoverian Challenges to Swedish Freemasonry, 1763–1766 578
Chapter Eighteen. Temple of Wisdom or Brothel of Perversion? Virile Potency versus Political Impotency,
1766–1768 … 614
Chapter Nineteen. Ambassador from Heaven and Financier on Earth: Laying up Treasures Above and Below,
1768–1769 … 644
Chapter Twenty. Interpreting the Hieroglyphics: Political, Technological, and Masonic Espionage, 1769 … 669
Chapter Twenty-One. Partisan Persecution and Rosicrucian Ecumenicism: The King’s Spirit and the Queen’s Spiritus
Familiaris, 1770–1771 … 694
Chapter Twenty-Two. A Final Act in the Diplomatic Theater: Partition of Poland, Salvation of Sweden, 1771–1772 … 726

Epilogue. The Royal Art of Masonic Kingship: From Stuart Exile to Swedish Restoration, 1688–1788 … 749

Bibliography … 761
Index … 789

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