Category Archives: symbolism

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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“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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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 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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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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The laws of harmony

One of the things that continuously amuses me about the scientific community is how their various theories and models concerning reality ignore the principle of harmony. While scientists might confess that all the phenomena of the great universe allow for … Continue reading

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