Category Archives: symbolism

Are there real signs pointing to one’s genuine spiritual growth?

There indeed are. But making this sign known to most people on earth would only expose their personal fantasies relating to true spiritual transformation and bum them out. I however, being a rascal at heart, cannot resist talking about it. … Continue reading

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Cosmetics vs. Cosmology

One of the less flattering discoveries I have made over the last several years is that human “art” has degenerated in the same way as the human psyche. (I know this because I have, throughout my life, been occupied with … Continue reading

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Scientists and Cherubim

Science says one thing about the world, religion another. There is a small but growing movement towards unifying these two paths of discovery. And I admit that I am a serious player in this unique movement. While I have had … Continue reading

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Advanced Digestion

We use digestive metaphors to describe mental processes all the time. For instance, when pondering a thought we will use the words, “I’ll chew on that.” Also, we easily exchange the phrase “ruminating over” for mental activity. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg … Continue reading

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Spiritual flowers

Everything in nature corresponds to an inner quality of the human heart and mind. In this way we can discover many hidden secrets about reality by taking a higher or more elevated view of things we find in the natural … Continue reading

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Often, God’s approach is not a pretty sight

Most people assume (and expect) that as the Lord God approaches more closely to us, the more we will feel the loving warmth and comforting arms of His divine embrace. I have found things to be otherwise. Lately, my spiritual … Continue reading

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God’s Cherubim vs. the modern theoretical physicist

Science is not a search for wisdom. Some scientists have even claimed that science does not even seek truth but only seeks the best models for explaining and predicting phenomena. So science ignores values—or “heart stuff.” Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg came … Continue reading

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An amusing observation

Many, many years ago I felt the reality of my inner nullity. I had many creative talents but I saw real signs of my flawed character prowling just below the surface. To resolve this feeling of inner emptiness, rather than … Continue reading

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Whose stomach are you going to end up in?

There is no way around it. We are all going to end up in someone’s (or something’s stomach). For instance, when we die, our physical bodies will become food for various worms, grubs and microbes. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg extended this … Continue reading

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Can someone tell me the spiritual symbolism for anal sex?

Recent research on sexual patterns shows that there is a growing trend towards anal intercourse. Because I follow the theological teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg, this tidbit fascinates me. Swedenborg claimed that the natural/physical realm was a theater for spiritual processes … Continue reading

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