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The Devil changes tactics

Not too long ago the Devil was evaluating his methods for expanding his hideous kingdom. He was always looking for new ways to improve and modify his devious plans so that earth-humans would become less and less suspicious of his … Continue reading

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Cutting-edge Swedenborgianism

Emanuel Swedenborg made the unique discovery that we each have three kinds or levels of blood—the red blood, the middle blood or Animal Spirit, and a higher blood fashioned from the human Soul. He first wrote about these three bloods … Continue reading

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Every generation senses reality less and less

I am writing this post because each passing generation seems to think that the world of humans is evolving in the right direction. This delusional mindset comes from ever-new scientific discoveries and new technologies, which add knowledge and convenience to … Continue reading

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What would be a most effective book title?

As an author I know that the title (and topic) of a book will often determine its sales potential. On pondering this issue I have come to the conclusion that such a successful title would read: Become beautiful, slim, healthy, … 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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A misunderstood Swedenborgian detail

Those who have studied the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg are aware that human beings have an internal (spiritual) reality and an external (natural) reality. However, so much emphasis has been placed on love, good works and usefulness, that an … 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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New Year’s Resolutions

I used to think that New Year’s resolutions were superficial. Even though they often deal with one’s body image and physical health concerns, these resolutions embrace a profound principle in personal transformation. How? Well, they all represent some ideals we … Continue reading

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A new kind of funeral service

Frank was attending the funeral service of his longtime friend, Fred, who had recently died from complications of the liver. As Frank sat in his folding chair and listened to the various eulogies given by those who knew Fred most … Continue reading

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The spiritual fate of two of Swedenborg’s friends

Those who follow the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg accept his claim that the Lord God allowed him to observe the realities of the spiritual world, including heaven and hell, while he still lived on earth. While the angelic heavens represent … Continue reading

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