This annual number of the journal is dedicated to Beryl Gwendoline Briscoe who departed this life on July 31, 1989. As Alfred Acton's secretary, she contributed to the work of the Swedenborg Scientific Association as no others have.
I append to these reminiscences a list of most of the work in which Aunt Beryl aided my grandfather over their many years together.
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In this essay we shall examine some of the historical-philosophical premises which, during the first half of the eighteenth century, formed the background for discussions on cosmology. We shall particularly dwell on Emanuel Swedenborg’s cosmogonic system, profoundly influenced by the mechanistic Cartesian model. Swedenborg, who came into contact with the English Newtonian environment about 1710, attempted to mediate between vortex and universal gravitational physics. This attempt, though hardly convincing with regard to the mathematical definition of phenomena, is particularly interesting in relation to the evolutionistic cosmologic hypotheses formulated in the eighteenth century.
ABOUT THE FIRST AND LAST THINGS SAID: THREE SITUATIONS, TWO INVOLVING EMANUEL SWEDENBORG SOMETIME IN 1734- 1744, AND ONE INVOLVING THE PHYSICIST MAX BORN AROUND 1948
The period of transition.
We are pleased to present here the report given by Rev. Jonathan Rose on his attendance at the Seventh International Congress of the International Association for NeoLatin Studies.