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God is taking me to my secret hiding place

Actually, I have spent a good portion of my life in this secret place. What God has done is to shake me out of a dream and wake me up to the fact that this was (and still is) my … 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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The transformation of Christmas gifts

The transformation I am alluding to has nothing to do with the fact that Christmas gifts have gotten more technologically advanced over the years—like computers, video games and iPhones. The more profound change to giving and getting gifts that I … Continue reading

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The Second Coming of Emanuel Swedenborg

Sam, just recently ordained as a new minister in the Swedenborgian Church, was meditating on his upcoming job responsibilities. He seemed a bit perplexed because as he poured through the pages of Emanuel Swedenborg’s vast theological writings he could find … Continue reading

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Fakin’ it

When I was attending art school in the late 60s I was bombarded by lots of so-called mind-expanding psychedelic and “Pop Art” images. This was a great time to consider having a career as a graphic artist. But I also … Continue reading

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“Lord, have mercy.”

I have studied the ideas of spiritual transformation (personal rebirth) from two great men, Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff. I have become convinced over the last 36 years that these two men—living in different centuries—understood and promoted similar principles for … Continue reading

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The difference between John Lennon and Emanuel Swedenborg

Both men promoted the central idea that more love was needed in the world. Love would transform the world. While this idea is true, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg would have challenged the notion that “all you need is love.” Something more … Continue reading

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Bible interpretation and reverse entropy

It is estimated that over 6 billion copies of the Bible have been sold. The same report also suggests that the Bible is slowly losing its popularity with post-modern thinkers. Even theologians are struggling over the radical relativity and pluralism … Continue reading

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Lent, Fasting, And The Hierarchy Of Love

Growing up in a world of different religions has taught me that God tailors religion to the particular psyche and bent of various people. However, I instinctively felt that at the core of each religion there was a similar universal … Continue reading

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