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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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Serving others

Theologian Emanuel Swedenborg said that the way we serve others is the way we ultimately serve the Lord God. Service determines where one’s heart really is and where our actions stem from. Therefore, we must sincerely evaluate our way of … 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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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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Faith Includes Laws

Most worshippers who believe in The Lord God leave many mysteries in a zone of mental vagueness. But scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg claimed that we are now living in an era where all the mysteries of faith can finally be explored … 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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Does your Astral Body stink?

The strange word formulation, above, was uttered by George Gurdjieff, but it could have been said by Emanuel Swedenborg, as well. Both men were concerned about humankind’s inner (or spiritual) development. Humans, if they ignore their spiritual responsibilities, will literally … Continue reading

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