Category Archives: psychology

You can’t fool your cerebellum

Modern science does not know very much about the cerebellum. As a result, most of today’s brain research involves the cerebrum and its neural connections. Only Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff offered profound insights into the mysterious workings of this … Continue reading

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“God tempts no one.”

The above phase is taken from Emanuel Swedenborg’s Apocalypse Explained (246). Yet elsewhere, Swedenborg insists that God’s truths cannot be instilled (acquired) into one’s inner life without temptations. So what gives here? According to Swedenborg, the Lord God uses every … Continue reading

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You cannot change your mind in the spiritual world

Some people believe that if they were to die and find themselves in a spiritual kingdom they would instantly change their minds concerning God. But if you had nurtured a predisposition to not have such a notion in the very … Continue reading

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Our spiritual remains and the sensing of the flow of time

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg introduced a very strange concept into human psychology and spiritual themes. He stated that the Lord God implanted within each of us a place for spiritual truths and affections to flow into our lives. He called this … Continue reading

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Is spiritual growth gentle or harsh?

Depends on how we approach religion. When Emanuel Swedenborg tells us that the Lord God and His angels always work gently to bend our flawed desires into something that is more, noble, this does not mean that we are separated … Continue reading

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When “Love,” “Faith” and “Hope” no longer works!

Only Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff have focused on the human consequences of having two distinct kinds of minds—an inner and an outer mind. This dual nature in humans has rendered the spiritual impulses of “Love,” “Faith” and “Hope” ineffectual … Continue reading

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An incomplete metaphor

One of the most familiar metaphors used to depict human spiritual growth is that of a lowly caterpillar transforming into a beautiful butterfly. While it is true that we all can manifest greater beauty in our lives, it is wrong … Continue reading

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Make a wish upon a “star”

Almost everyone has heard that phrase for successful wishing while he or she was growing up. But what does it really mean to make a wish upon a star? It seems more enchanting than even throwing coins into a wishing … Continue reading

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When “means” become “ends”

All religions have strategies to battle “sin” and “wrong-doing.” But how does a rationally thinking person verify what is really (objectively) a sin? “Sin” and “evil” can be understood scientifically as doing something against true order. But if you do … Continue reading

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The Devil starts a new educational program

The Devil looked at all the attendees of his new hellish workshop and, with a cavity-filled smile, said, “We can no longer simply trick earth-humans into making overt acts of wrongdoing. That’s getting too obvious. From now on, you must … Continue reading

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