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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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“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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God created the universe from the same laws that would allow the human race to evolve spiritually

That is what I call cosmic inner consistency—by which all process in the universe (including spiritual evolution) is unified. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg championed this notion of the same laws appearing on all scales of existence with his science of correspondences. … Continue reading

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Everything runs in a connected series

This is a universal dynamic that scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg discovered during his investigations. Yet, in spite of this law being ubiquitous and ruling over all completed processes, it is the one dynamic that is most hidden from the understanding of … Continue reading

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Imagined halos

I caught myself wearing such a personally inflating “headpiece” and getting it off was—and still is—quite a challenge. Because I was an artist and creative thinker, I had deceived myself over a long period of time that I was somehow … Continue reading

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I’m living in the Penthouse of the Tower of Babel

However, I am slowly coming to believe that I am no longer “hot shit.” Thanks to the challenging writings of Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff, I can no longer put up the pretense of being a special or a good … Continue reading

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Puppets

I grew up at a time when puppets were much, much more popular than they are today. I was fascinated by TV shows like Howdy Doody, Kukla, Fran & Ollie, Shari Lewis (with Lambchop) and Paul Winchell (with Jerry Mahoney). … Continue reading

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Do angels see things scientifically?

My award-winning book, Proving God, seeks to offer rational and scientific evidence of purposeful and intelligent creation, from the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg (and George Gurdjieff). I take issue with certain promoters of religious belief who feel such exacting evidence … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Contagions

Everything is either evolving or involving. The food we eat evolves in our digestive systems to maintain our health while the things the body cannot make use of involves and is jettisoned out (if our stools remained in our bodies, … Continue reading

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Depth of character

One of the issues I have against various paths for personal transformation is the reluctance to dig deep into one’s character. As a result these strategies usually cover over any serious flaws we may be carrying, and instead, point to … Continue reading

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