Category Archives: unity

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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Pondering Swedenborg’s Doctrines more deeply

I have been studying Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings for forty years. Each year I am becoming more convinced that I have wrongly interpreted Swedenborg’s insights towards spiritual transformation. It is true that Swedenborg pointed out the incorrectness of the Christian … Continue reading

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Unflattering self-discoveries

What many people miss about the purpose of religion is that, while living, each of us is to “die” to our old self and its ways. Changing one’s smile, wardrobe, hairstyle or the books one reads doesn’t cut it. These … Continue reading

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Love without Truth | Truth without Love

What many people find hard to understand is that good deeds are terrestrial (worldly) and not spiritual, unless done from some divine principle or teaching. Without this, even our best intentions and actions toward others become self-centered. Why? Because we … 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 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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