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About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com

Why is love blind?

The reason is that whatever a person loves (from the principle of self-intelligence) is what a person believes to be good. Discernment (intellectual seeing) is useless here unless one is able to embrace an opposing feeling or affection. Like the … Continue reading

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The human species is even above “stardust”

Modern scientists, even those who dabble in occult ideas, believe we come from the same special material that the stars of the universe are made of. However, according to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, we are even more special than that. We … Continue reading

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God created the universe from the same laws that would allow the human race to evolve spiritually

That is what I call cosmic inner consistency—by which all process in the universe (including spiritual evolution) is unified. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg championed this notion of the same laws appearing on all scales of existence with his science of correspondences. … Continue reading

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Why do many guides, experts and leaders have failed personal lives?

One of the things that often happen to people that experience failed personal lives is that they decide to become experts in helping others. While it is good to “get outside of oneself to find happiness through serving others,” I … Continue reading

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Everythingness from out of nothingness?

Most of today’s physicists will have you believe that the whole physical universe was created out of nothing (ex nihilo). Why do our scientists embrace such an irrational principle? Well, if you insist on the existence of only physical realities, … Continue reading

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The true pillars of science will someday support God’s heavenly truth

Unfortunately, the two pillars of contemporary physics, general relativity and quantum mechanics, do not represent those true pillars of science which will support angelic truth. Why not? Because these current theories represent opposing laws, and the universe is most certainly … Continue reading

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The Devil changes tactics

Not too long ago the Devil was evaluating his methods for expanding his hideous kingdom. He was always looking for new ways to improve and modify his devious plans so that earth-humans would become less and less suspicious of his … Continue reading

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Angels have “street smarts”

The term “street smarts” depicts someone who learns about life on the streets, rather than from books or from school. The phrase means that “wisdom” can be acquired by an individual who is not separated from their environment and the … Continue reading

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Goodness is no excuse for side-stepping regeneration

People would rather be seen as doing “good” in the world than have to experience the mental pain of spiritual regeneration and re-birth. But without “personal housecleaning,” all the reasons we choose to do “good” in the world can be … Continue reading

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The “directionality of complexity”

Of late, the concept of complexity in nature has captured many scientific minds. Their fascination lies in the fact that the physical universe seems to show a constant striving and endeavor toward increased organization. How is this possible in a … Continue reading

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