Category Archives: symbolism

Spiritual Fashion Trends

Are there fashion shows in the Spiritual World? Probably. But the latest clothing and fashions at such heavenly shows represent the most desirable and sought-after inner qualities of one’s heart and mind. In other words, all clothes in the other … 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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Psycho-spiritual flora and fauna

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg made the claim that the evolution of the human spirit mirrors the evolution of organic life (plants and animals) on earth. Both “upward” processes involve a similar principle of the rules and order in the trajectory of … 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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The two oysters

Once upon a time there were two oysters. They were good friends but attended different churches. They came together one day to compare notes on their church’s approach to religion. The first oyster said, “My church believes that God is … Continue reading

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Theodicy (the issue of evil in the world) is a false worldview

Loads of people these days have given up their belief in a Divine Creator because of the many misfortunes which befall all of us, or the many disasters and injustices we see happening all around us. A God of Love … Continue reading

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The pregnant woman standing on the moon

One of the most ultra-fantastic scenes portrayed in Holy Scripture is in the Revelation chapter (Apocalypse) where a pregnant woman is standing on the moon and a Great Dragon is threatening her (see Rev 12: 1-3). Here, faith runs up … Continue reading

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