Our 37th wedding anniversary!

wedding-cake-with-bride-and-groom-topper-21236167Today, 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 ago gave my marriage just three short years to last. Why? I was too wild and self-absorbed to remain in any traditional commitment.

Everyone was correct about my character flaws but what they did not take into account was that I was intensely interested in Emanuel Swedenborg’s ideas on personal transformation and spiritual regeneration.

I applied these spiritual ideas to my life and sincerely suffered to make real changes in my character.

Sue simply had the wisdom and patience to wait for these eternally benevolent ideas to finally “kick-in” and take effect within my inner spirit.

Below I have reproduced the exact words from my original wedding invitation for your entertainment:

Susan Weaver, the crystallizing effect of the combining of

the representative truths and goods of Mr.& Mrs. K. W. Weaver,

and Edward F. Sylvia, the corresponding effect of Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Sylvia,

invite you to attend the sacred ceremony of their reciprocal exchange

of conscious arisings in their being-essences

and the joining of the feminine and masculine aspects of

the emanation of the Divine in which the third force

proceeding from Our Common Father, Almighty-Autocrat-Endlessness

will become as obvious as a peacock in a robin’s nest.

I may have been committed to spiritual growth and eternal, conjugial marriage but that does not mean I couldn’t hold on to one of my biggest vices—to turn institutions on their head!


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 http://www.staircasepress.com
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6 Responses to Our 37th wedding anniversary!

  1. Lee says:

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

  2. Emily & Byron Harris says:

    Congratulations on your 37th anniversary, Ed & Sue!

  3. Maya says:

    May God be with you and bless you. May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings. May you know nothing but joy from this day forward.

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