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Mini Course #7 – The Lost History of the New Church in India: D. Gopaul Chetty and the Marriage of Swedenborg and Śaiva Siddhānta hosted by Eleanor Schnarr

June 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm EDT
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5:30pm ET / 4:30pm CT / 3:30pm MT / 2:30pm PT

Join Eleanor Schnarr for a mini course hosted with Zoom Meeting using the password that you were given when you registered for Convention.

Course Description: 

Between 1923 and 1953 Gopaul Chetty, theologian and social reformer was president of the Hindi Swedenborg Society. Through his hard work this period saw the explosive growth a a unique movement which married the disparate philosophies of Swedenborgianism and Saiva Siddhanta. Under Chetty’s leadership, this community inspired a new and exiting theological perspective on Swedenborgian philosophy which married the dharma of East and West for the benefit of a New and ever changing world.

Eleanor Schnarr is an artist, poet, and Swedenborgian mystic who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eleanor has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and is currently studying at the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the GTU. A Seventh generation Swedenborgian, Eleanor has been involved in the practice and study of the work of the Swedish mystic since childhood. In her visual work, Eleanor uses oil paint on paper to recreate the visionary experiences of the interior world in a language of line and color; an esthetic which evokes the stained glass windows of the cathedral in her hometown of Bryn Athyn, PA. Eleanor’s study and practice centers around the refinement and understanding of the interoceptive sense, embodied spirituality, and internal breathing.

Date: June 27, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm