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In the Spiritual World, mindreading becomes body language

According to the spiritual observations of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, people in the “other” world can all read the content of each other’s hearts and minds. The reason Swedenborg gives for this is that one’s spiritual body consists of psycho-organic forms … Continue reading

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Bio-theology

In my most recent book Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing links (Anti-intuitive Essays for Personal Transformation) I challenge the notion of human goodness in the context of most contemporary religious traditions. Both Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff stated that sincere … Continue reading

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The difference between spirit and soul

The terms “soul” and “spirit” are often interchanged with each other but they actually have technical differences. As long as these two theological terms are not properly distinguished, human salvation becomes more imprecise and less understood. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg offered … Continue reading

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A panel discussion on Salvation

Moderator: I would like to welcome you all to this panel discussion on a topic that has eternal significance for all of us—Salvation. Today we are fortunate to have as our guest panelists a church minister, a psychologist and a … Continue reading

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Sacred Residue

One of the big ideas that separate Emanuel Swedenborg’s theology of salvation over other religious doctrines is the concept of spiritual “remains.” In this unique heavenly doctrine Swedenborg puts forth the dynamic concept of ultimate causality that all life comes … Continue reading

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I was wrong about Hell

Writing a theistic blog over the last 2½ years, it was only natural that I would eventually touch on the subject of hell. I focused mainly on whether hell was eternal or if the Lord God had provided a contingency … Continue reading

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Will Hell Be Empty Some Day?

Sorry. The answer is no. At least this is the theological position taken by scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. What is surprising is that it is not the position taken by all Swedenborgians. In some previous posts I have jousted with those … Continue reading

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Grow your own new vital organs!

I am not suggesting that there are ways for you to generate new physical body parts in the privacy of your home. Rather, it is my hope that I can convince you to approach religion and faith from a more … Continue reading

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Imagine getting to choose who you are!

As terrestrial beings we are the result of a “genetic crapshoot” by our parents (which includes ovarian cycles and a swimming competition between millions of sperm). I am sure there are times all we wish we had been born as … Continue reading

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You have a Soul, a Physical Body, but everything in between is up to you!

Religion is simply about how to live a heaven-bound life. And, if one humbly and sincerely loves God and the neighbor, reaching God’s heavenly kingdom of mutual love does not require one to be a neuroscientist. So why did Emanuel … Continue reading

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