Monthly Archives: June 2013

A new Swedenborgian principle behind true spiritual transformation?

The principle is not new, it’s just being ignored by many people who have good intentions. What is it? Swedenborg claimed that without “good works” one’s spiritual faith or belief system was “dead.” He further spoke about God’s Heavenly Kingdom … 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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Everyone loves the smell of their own farts!

While most people will find the above phrase “crude” they will also secretly acknowledge it as a statement of profound cosmic truth! The phrase is on my list of great and wise sayings. Not only because the phrase is true, … Continue reading

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What is freedom?

Most humans do not understand what freedom is. That is because humans have an outer (terrestrial) and inner (spiritual) life. Freedom can be a removal of physical chains or the invisible restraints placed on the human mind and spirit. The … Continue reading

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More people would embrace Swedenborg’s ideas if they paid closer attention to their own thoughts

Swedenborg made a remarkable claim that God had given him the ability to explore the Spiritual World and report its secrets to those on earth. This exploration took almost thirty years and Swedenborg wrote dozens of books to convey what … Continue reading

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Can one predict the future of a seed?

Accidents aside, it is self-evident that a seed will eventually produce more seeds. In between, the seed passes through well-known steps, like root, stem, branches, leaves, flowers, and fruit before becoming new seeds again. This happens over and over again! … Continue reading

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There are no Tony Awards in heaven

I happened to watch the Tony Awards last Sunday (June 9, 2013) on TV. I have to say that as a student of the transformative concepts of Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff I was able to gaze upon this “dog … Continue reading

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Can the Bible offer scientific evidence for the existence of God?

The problem with convincing scientists of the existence of God (beyond mere personal faith) is that they expect physical proof of a non-physical Being. God is outside the spacetime arena. There is hope, however, in the area of providing both … Continue reading

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Does God plus (+) creation equal (=) more than God?

This question is a real cranium-buster and it makes me feel woozy. The question even has an emotional element to it when we ask if God plus Beethoven (or all human art) is more than God alone. While it may … Continue reading

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Can the Bible tell us what lies beyond space and time?

Scientists are increasingly suspecting that the laws and forces that rule the universe, come from a non-local and non-temporal realm. This means that if the universe is rational, has order, inner consistency, coherence and orientation, the laws that have been … Continue reading

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