Monthly Archives: June 2014

Goodness is no excuse for side-stepping regeneration

People would rather be seen as doing “good” in the world than have to experience the mental pain of spiritual regeneration and re-birth. But without “personal housecleaning,” all the reasons we choose to do “good” in the world can be … Continue reading

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The “directionality of complexity”

Of late, the concept of complexity in nature has captured many scientific minds. Their fascination lies in the fact that the physical universe seems to show a constant striving and endeavor toward increased organization. How is this possible in a … Continue reading

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Cutting-edge Swedenborgianism

Emanuel Swedenborg made the unique discovery that we each have three kinds or levels of blood—the red blood, the middle blood or Animal Spirit, and a higher blood fashioned from the human Soul. He first wrote about these three bloods … Continue reading

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“Truths in series”

In his great book on theology, True Christianity (n 508 [5]), Emanuel Swedenborg introduces us to the strange phrase “truths in series” by which the Lord God reveals deeper divine knowledge to us humans, in an orderly manner from the … Continue reading

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Is removing one’s negative characteristics different from being angelic and kind?

Nope! But I once had someone respond to me on the Internet by saying they would rather do good in the world, than spending time removing personally negative character traits—as though the two functions had nothing to do with each … Continue reading

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Everything runs in a connected series

This is a universal dynamic that scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg discovered during his investigations. Yet, in spite of this law being ubiquitous and ruling over all completed processes, it is the one dynamic that is most hidden from the understanding of … Continue reading

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A new kind of praying?

Knowing how to pray and communicate with the Lord God in heaven is so important that Jesus, while on earth, taught exactly how we must each pray in the “Lord’s Prayer.” But two thousand years later, worshippers still go about … Continue reading

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No matter how well I develop my talents, I still have to vacuum the house

My household chores do not go away with my successes at writing books about or studying rare cosmic concepts. Every week I have to vacuum. It is one of my responsibilities. While this sometimes aggravates me (and my egotism), without … Continue reading

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