Spiritual love kills!

CUPIDandtheKingofMuckSpiritual love—that is, God’s heavenly love—is not an add-on.

In other words, one does not simply increase one’s kindness and utility in the world and expect to become a better (angelic) person.

Here’s why:

Everyone is familiar with the term “re-birth.” But few contemplate on the fact that something has to die first before a new birth can take place.

God’s love and wisdom does the killing. It takes aim at our worldly and self-centered loves (which are contrary to heavenly loves). This is what dies off when we allow the Lord to re-create our inner world.

This same principle is symbolized by the infant (innocence) Cupid—who aims his arrows (piercing truths) directly at our hearts. My new book Cupid and the King of Muck explains this spiritual process in a most entertaining way in the form of an imaginative children’s story. It will be available September 2013.

Meanwhile, happy Fourth of July, America!



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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4 Responses to Spiritual love kills!

  1. Lee says:

    Hi Ed,

    Congratulations on the pending publication of your new book! It sounds like it will consist of enlightenment wrapped in enjoyment, which is always a good thing. I look forward to reading it when it comes out.

  2. Carla Friedrich says:

    Right on! A children’s book!!

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