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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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Our 37th wedding anniversary!

Today, May 22, 2013, is my wife Sue’s and my 37th wedding anniversary. That accomplishment, in itself, seems to be a rare achievement by today’s standards. In fact, it is even more remarkable since those who knew me 37 years … Continue reading

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Swedenborg and Gurdjieff’s search for higher mind

One of the major discoveries about the “human potential” made by both Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff is that all humans have innate and deeper levels of mental activity. This deeper level of perception, understanding and feeling is fully developed … Continue reading

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Why is the Swedenborgian Church not spreading?

In some cases, people are even leaving that church. I did. This is happening in spite of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s remarkable efforts at bringing potent new ideas about God, spirituality, life after death, and foundational scientific issues to the table … Continue reading

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What really is “salvation by faith alone?”

Many followers of the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg believe that he changed the focus of spiritual transformation in Christianity from “faith” to “good works.” In other words, salvation does not consist of mere belief and acknowledgement of the Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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I hang out with lots of shady characters

I have been on a spiritual path for four decades. Amazingly, I feel worse off today than I did forty years ago. What has become more apparent to me is the reality of my imagined goodness. This imagined goodness was … Continue reading

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Andy the Angel is sent on a unique divine mission

One day, as God was taking inventory of the number of human souls that had died and were now currently inhabiting the two spiritual kingdoms of heaven and hell, He became somewhat alarmed. He had sent new secret information down … Continue reading

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First you catch fish, then you must eat books

This blog topic concerning one’s true spirituality is going to be a hard sell. It runs counter to many of our current notions about obtaining heavenly goodness. But here goes, anyway. There are two main elements involved in procuring a … Continue reading

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Can Angels grow tails?

Symbolically they can! To understand this, one must become acquainted with the symbolism of having a “tail.” Devils have tails. The horns, goatee, pitchfork, red color and tail of devils all represent the negative psycho-features of these symbolic creatures. A … Continue reading

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Personal discoveries on an empty stomach

Because I am sincerely interested in spiritual growth I have, from time to time, participated in fasting. The intent of such periodic fasting was to cleanse myself of terrestrial influences. On one fasting episode I unexpectedly found myself looking into … Continue reading

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