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Fred, Mary, Hank and Sue won’t be going to Heaven

I am not suggesting that individuals who have those names won’t eventually become angels of God’s heavenly kingdom, it is just that they won’t be able to take their terrestrial birth names with them into this rarefied realm. Here’s why: … Continue reading

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I love my job!

Lots of people cannot find jobs. This is because society only educates and trains its citizens to enter into established areas of employment—called “fields.” It seems that jobs in these fields are drying up and a growing population of people … Continue reading

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The beauty of the sour gum tree in Fall

Many years ago the instructor of my Gurdjieff class told me that I had a rich life. She was referring to the fact that my inner world contained lots of interesting ideas. I had developed my talents as a visual … Continue reading

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Constancy and Change

If one contemplates the world around oneself, it is fairly easy to conclude that reality seems to consist of two opposing concepts—constancy and change. For instance, the seasons of the planet Earth change, but there is constancy in their repetition. … Continue reading

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“As complexity descends, utility ascends.”

The title for this post represents one of my favorite quotes from Emanuel Swedenborg. It comes from his scientific writings, rather than from his theological works, yet it is full of spiritual significance. In fact, Swedenborg based his science on … Continue reading

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Zero-Point Energy and Love

Current science (and quantum physics) describes zero-point energy as that which suggests a vacuum is not empty but that something always fluctuates or “jiggles” at any tiny point within a vacuum. If God created the world and God’s infinite activity … Continue reading

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Involution, Evolution and Influx (a new doctrinal challenge)

Those who are familiar with scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg’s idea of spiritual causality understand that God’s influx moves as an orderly process from non-physical beginnings to physical results in the spacetime arena. This theistic model of purposeful causal process starting from … Continue reading

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God’s expanding universe

It is a part of science’s recorded history that in the 1920s astronomers discovered that the universe was not static, but expanding. Later, it was discovered that this expansion was even speeding up! This expansion is not just an explosion … Continue reading

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“Science without religion is lame”

Most people recognize this famous quote from Albert Einstein. Although Einstein was against organized religious dogma he believed that science was lame and disabled without embracing a moral element. In other words, science needs to go beyond simply increasing knowledge. … Continue reading

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God, Gravitational Order, and Love

Okay, put on your thinking caps. It is well known in physics that once something is put into motion it seeks its equilibrium. What is striking about the physical universe is that everything is expressing motion. Even a brick lying … Continue reading

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