A season for bells

Church_bells._Narikala,_Tbilisi-smI suspect bells are used by all religions in their various rituals. They seem to affect our psyche in deep, non-verbal ways.

This affect is both mind-felt and heart-felt.

According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg bells (and their sounds) symbolize a heavenly communication passing down to us on earth. Bells suggest the presence of something important to our lives and that our attention is being called on.

This symbolism is manifested by the fact that churches placed their bells high up at the top of their steeples (to be closer to heaven).

This symbolism is even extended to the types of metal that the bells are made from—with gold representing the highest understanding of God’s heavenly love and innocence.

Bells do get our attention. May all bells—every time you hear them—assist in your contemplation of what is most important to you in this spiritual season!



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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