Event Description

Professor Dole says of this program, “If the material world does indeed ‘correspond’ to the spiritual world, we can learn a lot from the world of nature. Our home planet has a lot to tell us about our eternal home.”

In the 1980s the most popular film of the early Swedenborg Foundation films came from the mind and pen of Prof. Dole, who wrote the filmscript for the award-winning Images of Knowing. A stunning visual poem exploring our place in the universe interpreted through the vision of Swedenborg, the film offers brilliant commentary and reflection penned by Prof. Dole but narrated by Academy Award winning actress Anne Baxter. Garnering many film festival awards, including Cindy Award, Chris Award, Cine Golden Eagle, and Gabriel Award, this remarkable 16-minute film will be shown during the course.

This online program by Rev. Dr. George F. Dole, Professor Emeritus at CSS, will unfold through three Wednesday sessions:

Session One: “Reading Nature”

Session Two: “The Art of Reading”

Session Three: “Cosmic Kinship“

This is a free online learning initiative being held on three successive post-Easter Wednesdays 7pm EST on April 14, 21, and 28.

Each session is 60 minutes with the first part devoted to a talk delivered by Prof. Dole and the remainder of the hour to a general conversation in a Q&A between participants and Prof. Dole. The talks will be recorded so as to be available also for viewing at a later time. Pre-registration is required. Participants will be limited to 40. Contact Alex Sicular:

Teachers / Speakers

Rev. Dr. George F. Dole
Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Swedenborgian Studies