Wilson van Dusen

Wilson Van Dusen (1923-2005) was a self-taught student of Swedenborg's works. In some ways he considers this an advantage because he does not come to them with the biases of those in any of the major groups of followers, but rather has had to work out their meaning in his own life. His being a clinical psychologist, a mystic, and a student of all the major religions has also helped. It gives to his understanding of Swedenborg a startling freshness. He is a recognized expert on Emanuel Swedenborg.

He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and worked 20 years among the mentally ill where he developed self-help communities. An accomplished psychologist, Van Dusen has lectured at the University of California, Davis; served as professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University; and published more than 150 scientific papers and written several books on his research, such as The Presence of Other Worlds: The Psychological/Spiritual Findings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1974) and The Natural Depth in Man (1974). As a psychologist, Professor Van Dusen gravitated toward the depths of human experience, with a special reference to the human potential for the experience of God. An accomplished writer, his later books focus on universal spirit, which transcends cultural and doctrinal differences. 

  • Beauty, Wonder, and the Mystical Mind

    Beauty, Wonder, and the Mystical Mind

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    by Swedenborg Foundation

    Release Date: 1999, 150 page Paperback A lifelong explorer of the spiritual realm speaks insightfully of the transcendent dimension. Wilson Van Dusen enumerates the common chara… $20.00
  • Country of Spirit

    Country of Spirit

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    by J. Appleseed & Co

    Country of Spirit Author : Wilson Van Dusen Format : paperback, 133 pages Release date : 1992 A collection of essays on topics such as dreams, meditation, self reflection and … $15.00
  • Emanuel Swedenborg's Journal of Dreams

    Emanuel Swedenborg's Journal of Dreams

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    by Swedenborg Foundation

    Emanuel Swedenborg's Journal of Dreams Author : Emanuel Swedenborg Editor : Wilson Van Dusen Format : Paperback, 194 pages Release date : 1986 In what may be the oldest and l… $20.00
  • Natural Depth in Man

    Natural Depth in Man

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    by Swedenborg Foundation

    Natural Depth in Man Wilson Van Dusen Release date: 1972, 208 page paperback Psychologist Wilson Van Dusen explores the secret spaces of our inner world with clues drawn from… $15.00
  • Returning to the Source

    Returning to the Source

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    by Real People Press

    Returning to the Source: The Way to the Experience of God Author : Wilson Van Dusen Format : Paperback, 280 pages Release date : 1996 The elements of human experience that … $20.00
  • The Design of Existence

    The Design of Existence

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    by Swedenborg Foundation

    The Design of Existence Author: Wilson Van Dusen Format : paperback, 190 pages Release date: 2001 In The Design of Existence, Wilson Van Dusen offers spiritual explorers a gui… $20.00
  • The Presence of Other Worlds

    The Presence of Other Worlds

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    by Swedenborg Foundation

    The Presence of Other Worlds Wilson Van Dusen Release date: 2004, 256 pages, paperback In 1974, Wilson Van Dusen published a groundbreaking study on the findings of Emanuel … $30.00
  • Usefulness

    Usefulness

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    by Real People Press

    Usefulness Author : Wilson Van Dusen Format : 22 page booklet A clinical psychologist expresses in a very personal way how to put Swedenborg's ideas about uses to work. It d… $2.00