Monthly Archives: November 2012

How would Swedenborg and Gurdjieff view dark matter and dark energy?

Both Swedenborg and Gurdjieff embraced theological science. That is, they saw the universe, its forces and laws as a rational expression of God’s spiritual qualities and character within the spacetime arena. Modern science tries to explain the universe without having … Continue reading

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The two “do-gooders”

Once upon a time there were two do-gooders. Their names were Amy and Angus. They accepted the great challenge of making the world a better place. But since they knew that there were two real worlds—physical and spiritual realms—they decided … Continue reading

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A letter from Hell

Hi, everyone! I am writing you this letter from Hell because now that I’m here, it is nothing like I envisioned it would be! So here is a heads-up message for all of you still holding on to your terrestrial … Continue reading

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Theological Ecology

Those who study the earth’s biosphere see life on this planet as a profound web of interconnecting organisms and forces. Existence is relationship. This knowledge will be perfected in the 21st century and demonstrate that the universe is mathematically fine-tuned … Continue reading

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Turning the Thanksgiving Turkey into an Angel of God

Here is something to contemplate (ruminate over) as you digest your bellyful of turkey. Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff viewed the human body, brain and mind as an apparatus for exchanging energies and substances between heaven and earth. In this … Continue reading

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God’s grace versus God’s mercy

Every Thanksgiving, families of the faithful traditionally say “grace” at the table before beginning their bountiful feast. They say grace as a reminder to be thankful to the Lord God and all the blessings that the Father in heaven has … Continue reading

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Did Emanuel Swedenborg solve the mystery of the Neanderthals?

He certainly understood that a new species of humans took over after something went wrong with a prior species. The disappearance of the Neanderthals is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries in human evolution. And Swedenborg, who died in 1772, … Continue reading

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Person-level experience, values and non-physical measurement

One of the biggest challenges neuroscientists face is constructing a comprehensive model of human cognition from a person-level framework. Science deals with quantitative measurement, but human consciousness is messy— it deals with subjective qualities and values. We humans are all … Continue reading

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Will neuroscience someday lead to God?

YES—if neuroscientists want to truly solve the mysteries of the human mind and its subjective intelligence. Explaining the human intellect in terms of brain lobes, sections and various synapses (connections) between neurons is not adequate for creating a comprehensive model … Continue reading

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Order is the same—everywhere

Scientists will tell you that the universe has order and is thus unified. That means that the structure of the physical world is rational (logical ratios). What is often missed is that a similar order prevails in all phenomena. For … Continue reading

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