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Emanuel Swedenborg's Scissor-Glasses
Scissor glasses

Origin

Emanuel Swedenborg

Type

Scissor-Glasses

Effects

Causes visions of heaven and hell

Downsides

Induces wondrous terror

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Socrates-953A

Aisle

716514-8961

Shelf

151745-6676-355

Date of Collection

March 7, 1926

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OriginEdit

An inventor and scientist turned mystic-philosopher, Emanuel Swedenborg entered a spiritual reevaluation when he began to have dreams and visions during Easter is his early 50s. Although not the first time to ponder and experience the meaning of dreamlike trances and such, this moment led Swedenborg to change his entire insights on life.

Trying to piece together his conversations with God, messengers, demons and other spiritual entities, he wrote the text “Heaven and Hell” to explain his revolutionary knowledge. Swedenborg believed the day of Final Judgment, where all people would be judged by their actions, had already passed in the spirit realm, situated exactly halfway between heaven and hell. He also considered himself to be an avatar for the second appearance of Christ and to have conversed with the representative spirits of planets from this solar system and beyond.

After his revelation, several incidents of newfound psychic ability occurred, including sensing a fire hundreds of kilometers away and knowing a personal secret between the Swedish queen and her deceased brother.

EffectsEdit

When worn individually, one lens shows what the surrounding area would look like in hell and in the other the, same space occupied in heaven. Although they normally tend to show a Christian modeled depiction, other versions do briefly appear when the user looks out of the corner of their eye. Together, they show both a mixture of heaven and hell, producing awe and terror simultaneously within the wearer.

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