Category Archives: metaphysics

Does your Astral Body stink?

The strange word formulation, above, was uttered by George Gurdjieff, but it could have been said by Emanuel Swedenborg, as well. Both men were concerned about humankind’s inner (or spiritual) development. Humans, if they ignore their spiritual responsibilities, will literally … Continue reading

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The three psycho-nuptials and spiritual growth

In Emanuel Swedenborg’s great theological work Divine Love & Wisdom (n 404), he discusses three levels of marriage (nuptials) or conjunction between the human intellect and heart that leads to true reasoning and rationality. The main message here is that … Continue reading

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“Aum” and “Amen”

Many of us have heard from the ancient Hindu tradition that the word “Aum” represents the sacred sound from which the world was divinely created. In other words, this sound conveyed Absolute “Truth.” So Hindus participate in a ritual of … 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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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 “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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Cutting-edge Swedenborgianism

Emanuel Swedenborg made the unique discovery that we each have three kinds or levels of blood—the red blood, the middle blood or Animal Spirit, and a higher blood fashioned from the human Soul. He first wrote about these three bloods … Continue reading

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“Truths in series”

In his great book on theology, True Christianity (n 508 [5]), Emanuel Swedenborg introduces us to the strange phrase “truths in series” by which the Lord God reveals deeper divine knowledge to us humans, in an orderly manner from the … Continue reading

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