All husbands become fashion designers for their wives in heaven

58_1294620892With the recent Oscar Awards and the “Red Carpet” walk in Hollywood by various celebrities and stars I thought I might add a spiritual twist to the focus on fashion and glamour.

When one becomes a spiritual citizen in the world beyond this one, clothes and fashion take on a whole new quality and meaning.

According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, who claimed to have been gifted by the Lord God with the ability to enjoy three decades of observing the activities of angels, he made remarkable and challenging statements about the clothes they wear.

In heaven, one’s clothing and fashion are tailored around specific and general affections for God’s various teachings and truths. Heaven is outside of space and time so that earthly materials and fabrics cannot be used to make angelic fashion statements. “Truth” clothes the quality of one’s spiritual qualities. Truth gives quality (form) to and “dresses” the qualities of the heart in the spiritual realm.

With angelic wives in particular, it is the love of their husband’s grasp of these divine teachings that forms the patterns, textures and various styles of their heavenly wardrobe. Swedenborg observed that in the spiritual world, wives had a much deeper level of love and intimacy with their husbands. In fact, angelic wives were the love of their husband’s spiritual wisdom. This kind of inner relationship allows wives to become eternally and intimately involved in their husband’s spiritual realities.

Angelic wives were therefore adorned by their husband’s level of wisdom—which was directed towards them. If a husband had learned or perceived some new truth and understanding from the God of heaven, the wife would immediately enjoy the benefit of gaining a more beautiful alteration and dress.

This heavenly dynamic included undergarments as well.

Undergarments represent the more intimate expressions of a wife’s quality of love—which is why the deeper understanding of truths by their husbands become represented by more frilly, lacy and delicate patterns, consisting of finer fabric.

God designed the genders to promote this kind of profound spiritual relationship and increased closeness.

In God’s heavenly kingdom, fashion statements represent the quality of faith, love, usefulness and worship in a married couple’s evolving life.

This heavenly intimacy and divine design is not being helped by today’s social trends or the worship of celebrity. You will actually wear your values in the next world!

About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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2 Responses to All husbands become fashion designers for their wives in heaven

  1. ConsiderMoon says:

    I love to hear about heavenly designs and their spiritual nature, although I do believe that they can be reproduced here on earth (albeit poor reproductions), as we continue to pray throughout generations “on earth as it is in heaven”. Where do you get the idea that their are angelic wives in heaven? Are you referring to angels having wives or do you believe humans become angelic beings in heaven? Are you not familiar with Mark 12:25 which says there will be no marriage (of humans) in heaven, because we will be like the angels (who do not marry)?

    • thegodguy says:

      Dear ConsiderMoon,

      My ideas come from the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Spiritual realities are different than terrestrial realities. Swedenborg stated that humans have the potential to become angels in the non-material kingdom of heaven. The biblical phrase of Mark 12:25 refers to the fact that their will be no marriages like those of earth. Instead there will be spiritual/angelic marriages between a man’s understanding and a women’s heart (which represents the spiritual essence of each, together making a spiritual marriage between truth and good). You might be interested in reading my award-winning book “Proving God” or my new Children’s book “Cupid and the King of Muck.”

      Spiritually yours,

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