Chara Daum

Chara Daum

Latin Consultant for the New Century Edition

When offTheLeftEye quotes from a book not yet translated by the New Century team, Chara provides the translation for the show, and gives Latin-based commentary for various offTheLeftEye segments. Her involvement with Swedenborg’s Latin began with trying to decipher his handwritten manuscripts of Spiritual Experiences during college, and the mission has followed her in one form or another ever since. Chara has worked on translating fifteen out of Swedenborg’s nineteen published theological titles (including the fifteen-volume Secrets of Heaven), and a few of his unpublished works as well. Through her work, she has carefully read and vetted 2.73 million Latin words out of Swedenborg’s total of 3.50 million. This work has been a source of abundant blessings for Chara, from pondering uplifting spiritual ideas to collaborating with brilliant and wonderful colleagues. She also appears as a member of offTheLeftEye’s panel Q&A show, and is part of the moderation team. Favorite pastimes are listening and singing, especially with her two small grandchildren.