Monthly Archives: August 2010

Spiritual Colonialism

Looking over a news article about plans for a gambling casino to be built next to the historic Gettysburg battlefield site inspired me to write this post. It seems as though we are experiencing a “second wave” of colonialism in … Continue reading

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I Had A Dream…

I had been hungrily gobbling up and excitingly reading the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg for about six months when someone had informed me that there was actually a church in the city that was composed of worshippers who studied … Continue reading

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The human mind seeks interior things

We humans not only collect information in our memory throughout our lives but we use this information to form conclusions concerning deeper things that elude our eyesight. For instance, a crime investigator not only seeks physical evidence to determine guilt … Continue reading

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Will Hell Be Empty Some Day?

Sorry. The answer is no. At least this is the theological position taken by scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. What is surprising is that it is not the position taken by all Swedenborgians. In some previous posts I have jousted with those … Continue reading

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A Secret Meeting in a Secret Place

I am sitting in a room of about 30-40 men and women who have come together to discuss an unflattering revelation. Every one of them (including myself) has become painfully aware that something is horribly wrong with their behavior in … Continue reading

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God, curvature and the properties of space

It was the nineteenth century mathematician Georg Friedrich Riemann who came up with the insight that the properties of space were outcomes of its curvature. This new vision of geometry in physics allowed Einstein to develop his own theories of … Continue reading

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Human frailty?

It has become a lexicon to say—when we screw up—that we are “only human.” Another often-used phrase is “to err is human.” Obviously, human beings are not perfect. But does “humanness” have its source and essence in imperfection? According to … Continue reading

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Holy Scripture and Gravitational Order

It is well known among scientists that once something is put into motion it seeks its equilibrium. It is also accepted by many scientists that the universe is unified. The significance of this unity (when one meditates upon it) is … Continue reading

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The “Valley of Vision.”

One of the most challenging theological statements I have made in this blog and my new book Proving God concerning the Scriptural theme (in both Old and New Testaments) of humankind being “asleep” is that modern society lives in a … Continue reading

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Swedenborg and Gurdjieff

In the summer of 1974 I took an evening course at the School of Visual Arts in downtown Manhattan, New York. The title of the course was “Can We Survive Death?” It was here that my instructor introduced me to … Continue reading

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