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Should I keep writing books even after discovering I am a fraud?

My problem is that I write books about spiritual transformation and how we all engage in pretense when acting around others. This unflattering assessment is verified by my own observed behavior. Ironically, the more self-discoveries I make about my own … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff helped me understand Swedenborg better

I was introduced to the ideas of George Gurdjieff and Emanuel Swedenborg on the very same day. This allowed me to gain potent material for weighing and verifying their two systems of spiritual transformation. I have become alarmed that many … Continue reading

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Seeking Mr. Rotten

My search for God and His heavenly kingdom seems to be going in a different direction than most others when it comes to spiritual transformation. Although I am a follower of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theology, I even seem to be moving … Continue reading

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Is spiritual transformation selfish?

Some see the process of spiritual transformation as the epitome of self-centeredness. After all, one is trying to get God’s attention and protect one’s eternal behind. So rather than getting caught up in mere “navel-gazing,” people are choosing to be … Continue reading

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Deep Walking

The mind walks just like our feet do. Both kinds of walking include destinations. However, physical walking gets us to a physical place, while mind walking takes us to a different place where our deepest values and beliefs reside. This … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s inner filth

In 1745 scientist Emanuel Swedenborg was enjoying a sumptuous meal at an English Tavern and contemplating his discovery that Holy Scripture held profound ideas, hidden from the eyes of men. Suddenly he perceived that the room he was sitting in … Continue reading

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Goodness getting a gut-check

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg once recounted having stopped by a bookstore and observing the titles that were being most heavily promoted by the enterprise. He caught himself thinking that his own published works were much more valuable to society than those … Continue reading

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A successful birth requires a slap on the butt. So does a successful spiritual rebirth.

We all know that a swift slap on the bottom by a doctor or nurse shocks a baby into breathing and therefore helps the child to enter into a new world. Shocks are necessary to open us up to new … Continue reading

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The Devil addresses his hellish crew at their annual assembly

“ . . . and that is why the numbers of humans entering the kingdom of Hell continually increases to this day,” stated the Devil as he finished up his talk and puffing out his chest with great pride. The … Continue reading

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The Lord God lowered me into my evils, then introduced me to Swedenborg

God gave me just enough rope in my early life to let me hang myself. As a younger man I enjoyed good looks, a good job and great freedom to act like a self-centered asshole. I lived my asshole-ness to … Continue reading

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