Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Lord, have mercy.”

I have studied the ideas of spiritual transformation (personal rebirth) from two great men, Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff. I have become convinced over the last 36 years that these two men—living in different centuries—understood and promoted similar principles for … Continue reading

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Adam gets a strange visit from “Eve” at his church service!

A young man named Adam was happy to be in church. He mingled with the various members of his congregation while enjoying some morning coffee and sharing some verbal pleasantries. He felt he belonged here. Church was a place where … Continue reading

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The symbolism of my 700th post

This is my 700th published blog post! Being a long-time student of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg and his biblical symbolism (called correspondences) I was curious as to what the number “700” symbolized and if it had any relevance to what my … Continue reading

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Cornelian Cherry for the edible landscape

Years ago when I was designing my property with plantings for both beauty and food, I came across the Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas). It belongs to the Dogwood family but grows more like a shrub. It was a perfect fit … Continue reading

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Existence is subsistence

The title for this post “existence is subsistence” is an idea that was highlighted by the scientist Emanuel Swedenborg. We can find observable evidence for this “law” in all biological systems in which every living cell (and every part of … Continue reading

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The difference between John Lennon and Emanuel Swedenborg

Both men promoted the central idea that more love was needed in the world. Love would transform the world. While this idea is true, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg would have challenged the notion that “all you need is love.” Something more … Continue reading

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First you catch fish, then you must eat books

This blog topic concerning one’s true spirituality is going to be a hard sell. It runs counter to many of our current notions about obtaining heavenly goodness. But here goes, anyway. There are two main elements involved in procuring a … Continue reading

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A woman’s greatest beauty secret – a wise man!

Women wish to be beautiful. According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg this wish comes from a deeper spiritual reality within women for expressing their desire to love and be loved. Where did Swedenborg find this out? From heaven, while conversing with … Continue reading

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I am grateful for Swedenborg’s evils

Visualize this: A man named Emanuel Swedenborg finds himself in bed with a beautiful woman. He makes a sexual advance towards her. She rejects his advances, saying, “You stink.” What a bummer! How humiliating! Swedenborg wakes up and records this … Continue reading

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Columbus, Einstein and Swedenborg

All three men mentioned above were famous pioneers. Christopher Columbus, as well as other 15th and 16th century explorers challenged the idea that the world was flat. However, even proving the terrestrial earth was round preserved it as a continuous … Continue reading

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