Splendors of the SpiritSwedenborg's Quest for InsightTelly Award -- Chris-Columbus Film Festival 3 1/2 Stars -- Video Librarian "An engrossing exploration of our immortality through the eyes of a genuine seer." -- Marianne Williamson, author of The Healing of America A provocative and wise program, and a very great spiritual achievement for our everyday world." -- The Book ReaderEmmy-award winning producer Penny Price conveys 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 Lilian Gish and contemorary 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 finally gravitate to the precise level of the upper or nether regions that corresponds perfectly to its innermost nature.