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Was Swedenborg wrong about women?

There is a movement about by some followers of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings to seriously challenge some of his ideas. Many of these challenges revolve around statements Swedenborg makes about women in his unique publication Conjugial Love (the spelling is … Continue reading

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Is it okay for witches to eat little children?

In Fairy Tales, that is exactly what witches are designated to do! Unfortunately, such stories have been deemed “savage” towards children by some post-modern thinkers who are strident at pointing out any kind of injustice they think they see with … Continue reading

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An area where religion and non-sectarian humanists agree

The adherents of both groups are in full agreement that the world of humans is screwed up. And both groups believe people need an upgrade of the heart and mind. In the wise words of the Walt Kelly cartoon strip, … Continue reading

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Meditating on Meditation

My personal approach to meditation comes from the concepts I learned from both Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff. In a nutshell, meditation is intensity of thought and focus. Gurdjieff called this mental intensity the power of one’s “embrace.” But many … Continue reading

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An Ancient School

A long, long time ago there was a tribe of people who developed a special way to preserve their special knowledge of the spiritual reality hidden within all the created objects and processes of physical nature. On one such day … Continue reading

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Why would a God of Infinite Love threaten to break someone’s bones?

God who brought him forth out of Egypt: He hath as it were the strengths of a unicorn; He shall consume the nations His enemies, and shall break their bones, and shall crush his darts (Numbers 24:8). The biblical passage … Continue reading

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Jacob and Esau provide a profound lesson for today’s psychologists (and theologians!)

The authority and inerrancy of the Holy Bible has come under a new kind of challenge in the post-modern world. This challenge comes not just from atheists but also from a new crop of Christian theologians who no longer identify … Continue reading

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The Wolf Shall Dwell With The Lamb

If the Lord God takes personal interest in our lives and is most concerned with our eternal salvation, then what positive news can Isaiah 11:6 have for us? The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie … Continue reading

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Why Even Great Leaders Can Fall Into Scandal

It seems like every year the news media presents us with shocking disclosures about political leaders, actors, athletes, and members of the clergy getting caught in scandal. These are often people of great accomplishments. Even great leaders, who have started … Continue reading

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