Category Archives: health

Swedenborg sensed that he was a ratfink

Swedenborg lived a most useful and charitable life. Anyone would judge by his scientific achievements and his faith in God that he was a good man for society. The point I wish to make here is that good deeds and … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I used to think that New Year’s resolutions were superficial. Even though they often deal with one’s body image and physical health concerns, these resolutions embrace a profound principle in personal transformation. How? Well, they all represent some ideals we … Continue reading

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Larry learns about a new environmental hazard

Larry lived in a very forward-thinking community. Every year the town held free health examinations and blood tests at its high school for its citizens to be examined for various toxins or pathogens in their bodies. The township also offered … Continue reading

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Fasting for Lent

I have been fasting during Lent for several decades. When I was in Seminary I was surprised that many of my fellow students found this to be unusual. I personally found this reaction strange since fasting is widely associated with … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s change in diet

I have studied Swedenborg’s scientific and theological writings for over 35 years. Having a creative background, I began to make efforts to read Swedenborg with fresh eyes quite early in the process. As a result, I began looking for new … Continue reading

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Hitting a TV producer’s “curve ball`”

I had written my first book on theology several years before entering into Seminary. The book is titled Sermon From The Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden. It discusses how gardening, particularly natural or organic gardening could … Continue reading

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I predict the return of Victory Gardens

The future will most likely bring us a scarcity of food. Large food companies will not be able to meet the increasing population demands, increasing fuel costs, or even deliver food that offers proper nutritional value. In order to maintain … Continue reading

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Eating alone is less healthy

Even if you were eating a garden salad, it would be healthier for your body to digest your food when you are in the company of friends and loved ones. Why? Your state of mind has a profound effect on … Continue reading

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Can Shamans bring down the cost of healthcare?

Unless you are lucky enough to live in the jungles of South America, probably not. There are too few surviving shamans in this post-modern world of six billion inhabitants and their “medicine cabinet” (rain forests) is getting smaller every year. … Continue reading

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Social Justice is not Spiritual or Eternal Justice

It is honorable to care for our neighbors—even on a global scale. It requires a good heart to be concerned for others. But is ensuring equal rights the same thing as everyone being assured of a roof over their heads, … Continue reading

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