Tag Archives: Mythology

Where Jesus and pagans agree

My memory fails me at the moment, but I believe the phrase “Know Thyself” is attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates. Greek philosophers were considered pagans. When Jesus came into the world, He was adamant that we humans were … Continue reading

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Is ancient mythology and symbolism sexist?

Yes indeed! I often wonder how future revelations on the wisdom of ancient writing styles will play in the post-modern world with its new social (and liberated) conscience and political correctness. Take feminism for instance. I am sure that the … Continue reading

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The myth of Atlantis and Swedenborg’s teachings

Practically everyone has heard the story of Atlantis. What interests me is that this story is old enough to have been written by those who understood the symbolic language of correspondences. The key to decoding this ancient allegorical language is … Continue reading

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Children’s Stories From God

It is generally known that God’s Holy Word consists of historical and prophetic parts. What is less well known is that the Sacred Scriptures contain levels of meaning that transcend the literal sense of the words used in their stories. … Continue reading

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Cinderella and Spiritual Enlightenment

The term “Fairy Tale” refers to a story that doesn’t portray real characters or real historical events. Fairy Tales are the inventions of the human creative imagination and therefore should not be confused as literal or empirical truth. But do … Continue reading

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The spiritual origin of the wedding veil

Renowned religious scholar and author Karen Armstrong believes that Paleolithic cave art, ancient mythology, and biblical stories like Adam and Eve were similar symbolic styles that conveyed an early form of psychology. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg took this idea even further. … Continue reading

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Kissing Frogs for Science and God

There is a well-known Fairy Tale of a beautiful princess who kisses a frog and turns it into a prince. What is less well known is that this imaginative story contains a deep knowledge of neuroscience and spiritual transformation. Allow … Continue reading

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Has the academic world become blind to the existence of unicorns?

Greek mythology and God’s Holy Scripture both support the existence of unicorns. You might easily dismiss the Greek version as a mere pagan myth but when the Judeo-Christian God talks about unicorns, that is another matter! For instance, Scripture states: … Continue reading

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Is Scripture a Fairy Tale?

Is the Bible the inspired Word of God? Or, are they the stories of simple people, who lacking scientific sophistication, had to rely on their imagination to make sense of the cosmos. Look at the biblical passage below: Babel, the … Continue reading

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