Free Online Courses

Institute for Swedenborg Studies

Free Online Courses

Current Course Offerings

The Institute for Swedenborg Studies is pleased to be able to offer free online courses that can be completed at your own pace. New offerings will be added here as they become available. You can enroll for a course by following the instructions below.

The Afterlife

Our first free online course, The Afterlife, provides a detailed exploration of the vision of the afterlife presented by Emanuel Swedenborg, examined in tandem with the phenomenon of near-death experiences. Swedenborg’s account is remarkably vivid and human, coalescing around themes of free will, individuality and community, and the promise that all are led to whom and what they love.

The course is divided into eight sessions which you can take at your own pace, while also interacting with others enrolled in the course if you so choose.

Instructions on how to join the course are below:

  • If you already have a BrynAthynOnline account, you can skip to the next paragraph. If not, you will need to set up your account. To do so, please go to You will need to click on “Log in” in the upper right-hand corner of the page, then select “Create new account” and enter your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email and you will need to click the link to finalize your account.
  • Log in to your BrynAthynOnline account at Choose “Institute for Swedenborg Studies – Free Online Courses” and then choose “Swedenborg Studies – The Afterlife.” To enroll, click on “Self Enrolment.”
  • If you would like a copy of these instructions sent to your email address, please fill out the form below.


Registration Steps