Splendors of the Spirit
Swedenborg's Quest for Insight
Author : Penny Price, director and producer
Narrated by : Lillian Gish
Format : DVD, 60 minutes
Release date : 2006
Emmy Award-winning producer Penny Price portrays the fascinating life and thought of the Swedish Enlightenment scientist and spiritual visionary Emanuel Swedenborg, whom Zen scholar D.T. Suzuki revered as the "great king of the mystical realm." Interweaving breathtaking nature photography, expert interviews, computer animation, and rare, archival stills with dramatic re-enactment featuring acclaimed actor Lillian Gish and contemporary documentary footage, this program conveys the essential and ever-relevant insights brought back by Swedenborg from his unprecedented explorations of the spiritual worlds.
Swedenborg documented the death experience as the soul departs its expired material form, awakens into the afterlife realm, and is stripped of every accretion of personality to gravitate to the level of the upper or nether regions that corresponds perfectly to its innermost nature.
Penny Price's, career in television as producer/director/writer spans twenty-five years. She helped launch many national talk and magazine shows, including NBC Magazine, and Good Morning, America. She has won both an Emmy and Maggie Award for her shows. In 1995, she founded her own production company, Penny Price Media, dedicated to "Body, Mind and Spirit" programming. Other programs by her include A Course in Miracles with Marianne Williamson; Healing Exercises for Body, Mind & Spirit with Shakti Gawain and Ilana Rubenfeld; and Labyrinths: Their Mystery and Magic.
"An engrossing exploration of our immortality through the eyes of a genuine seer."
- Marianne Williamson, author, Enchanted Love and The Healing of America