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The three psycho-nuptials and spiritual growth

In Emanuel Swedenborg’s great theological work Divine Love & Wisdom (n 404), he discusses three levels of marriage (nuptials) or conjunction between the human intellect and heart that leads to true reasoning and rationality. The main message here is that … Continue reading

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Swedenborg sensed that he was a ratfink

Swedenborg lived a most useful and charitable life. Anyone would judge by his scientific achievements and his faith in God that he was a good man for society. The point I wish to make here is that good deeds and … Continue reading

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The inconsistencies of human behavior

In his enjoyable book Boyhood With Gurdjieff, a young Fritz Peters talks about his amazing experiences at George Gurdjieff’s Institute For The Harmonious Development Of Man near Paris, France. The purpose of Gurdjieff’s remarkable Institute was to put people in … 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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The Swedenborgian Church (like Jesus) has an inner circle

On this particular Sunday morning, a Swedenborgian minister gave his congregation a sermon about the stages of spiritual growth. He told them that the first stage lasts roughly from birth to the age of five years old. This is a … Continue reading

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The minister gets a shocking brain scan

Once upon a time a church minister got a call from a neuroscientist friend to come over to his lab—quickly. The two knew each other because the neuroscientist was a member of the minister’s church congregation. Minister: “What’s up? I … Continue reading

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“Spiritual” Eminent Domain

When we hear the words “Thy will be done” in the Lord’s Prayer this smacks of Divine colonialism and eminent domain. The reason is that God is planning to take over the psycho-turf of the human heart and mind. Anyone … Continue reading

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The two turning points of spiritual evolution

There are two major turning points that occur along the path to true spiritual growth and the re-birth of the human spirit. The first turning point deals with the reformation of the human intellect and its consciousness. The entire process … Continue reading

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Piano playing, increased awareness and personal liberation

Learning to play the piano can offer many revealing insights into the dynamics of positive mental growth and the principles for acquiring true personal freedom. In fact, to succeed, the learner’s hands must go through a process identical to spiritual … Continue reading

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Jesus threatens to lose a sandal up a church minister’s butt!

Jesus began to make his descent back to earth as He had so famously promised some two thousand years ago. He had warned people back then that His Second Coming and return to the planet earth would be like a … Continue reading

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