Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Greatest Christmas Gift

Once upon a late Christmas evening, Ralph was sitting at his dining room table, sipping some green tea and looking at all the opened presents under the holiday tree. His wife and kids had already gone to bed. Ralph decided … Continue reading

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The myth of Atlantis and Swedenborg’s teachings

Practically everyone has heard the story of Atlantis. What interests me is that this story is old enough to have been written by those who understood the symbolic language of correspondences. The key to decoding this ancient allegorical language is … Continue reading

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Make this Thanksgiving sacred!

This can be accomplished by extending the digesting process of this great feast “upwards” to include the highest activity of the mind. The mind can indeed metabolize food. We even call this “food for thought.” The Thanksgiving celebration certainly offers … Continue reading

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If you end up in Hell, it will be for a good cause!

It would be impossible to make sense of the anti-intuitive title for this blog post unless you were familiar with the spiritual ideas of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. It was revealed to him that the spiritual world was organized into societies … Continue reading

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Swedenborg grew up in an odd world

It is well known among those familiar with Emanuel Swedenborg’s life that he was strongly influenced by both religion and science. His father was a Lutheran Bishop, who believed that all one needed was a Bible, while his brother-in-law steered … Continue reading

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Way, way beyond Einstein!

Einstein stunned the world with his theory of relativity, which showed that the faster one moved through space, the slower time proceeded.  When one moved faster, the geometry of space accommodated itself to this unique dynamical law. I remember a … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s change in diet

I have studied Swedenborg’s scientific and theological writings for over 35 years. Having a creative background, I began to make efforts to read Swedenborg with fresh eyes quite early in the process. As a result, I began looking for new … Continue reading

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Angels also enjoy popcorn with a movie

Once upon a time there lived a young man named Pete. One day as he was sitting in front of the computer in his office cubicle, he became totally depressed by how boring and unfulfilling his life was. As he … Continue reading

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The theological importance of Swedenborg’s science

Emanuel Swedenborg was a bold scientist who turned into a bold theologian. This move was more seamless than most students and researchers of his Writings suspect. I would even like to stick my neck out and make the pronouncement that … Continue reading

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