Category Archives: psychology

Why people don’t understand evil

Often we mistakenly judge goodness and evil based on whether an action taken is helpful or hurtful in society. This is flawed thinking because it is natural rather than spiritual. You see, a “bad” person can be helpful to others … Continue reading

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Should women be ordained into the Swedenborgian Church?

There are two major branches of the Swedenborgian (New) Church. One is simply called “Convention” and the other “General.” The Convention branch is considered more liberal and currently ordains both gays and women into its ministry. The General Church does … Continue reading

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When does the Lord God start protecting one’s “remains”?

There is a spiritual function which is only discussed in the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. Apparently, everyone during the innocence of their childhood has genuine feelings of love stored (and protected) deeply within their psyches. These noble feelings serve … Continue reading

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Are there real signs pointing to one’s genuine spiritual growth?

There indeed are. But making this sign known to most people on earth would only expose their personal fantasies relating to true spiritual transformation and bum them out. I however, being a rascal at heart, cannot resist talking about it. … Continue reading

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Seeing “Orbs”

I am not talking about witnessing supernatural lights or ball lightning, but something much, much deeper—like angelic perception. According to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, angels see all complete processes as the power of God’s Truth advancing (Divine Providence) in a coordinated … Continue reading

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Should I keep writing books even after discovering I am a fraud?

My problem is that I write books about spiritual transformation and how we all engage in pretense when acting around others. This unflattering assessment is verified by my own observed behavior. Ironically, the more self-discoveries I make about my own … Continue reading

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Puppets

I grew up at a time when puppets were much, much more popular than they are today. I was fascinated by TV shows like Howdy Doody, Kukla, Fran & Ollie, Shari Lewis (with Lambchop) and Paul Winchell (with Jerry Mahoney). … Continue reading

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Cosmetics vs. Cosmology

One of the less flattering discoveries I have made over the last several years is that human “art” has degenerated in the same way as the human psyche. (I know this because I have, throughout my life, been occupied with … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Contagions

Everything is either evolving or involving. The food we eat evolves in our digestive systems to maintain our health while the things the body cannot make use of involves and is jettisoned out (if our stools remained in our bodies, … Continue reading

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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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