Swedenborg bought No. 41 and 43 Hornsgatan, South Stockholm, on March 26th, 1743, from the City Treasurer, Carl Seger- lund, for the sum of 6,000 dalar kopparmynt. This was exactly the sum received in cash from Count Gyllenborg as part payment of Swedenborg’s property in Starbo, Presthytten and Mamas which was sold him for 36,000 dalar k.m.The style of the heirs’ description of the property is very different from the style in which such descriptions are written at the present day.
It has been thought that the Writings teach little about evolution, either for or against it. But, since evolution defines cause in nature, the Writings are full of references to it. So, of the doctrine of materialistic evolution, we read: “Only a person bereft of reason, who is ignorant of what life is can think that all things are from nature, and that even life comes from nature. Nature cannot dispense life to anything since nature in itself is wholly inert” (D.L.W. 166).