Tag Archives: contemplation

Why is love blind?

The reason is that whatever a person loves (from the principle of self-intelligence) is what a person believes to be good. Discernment (intellectual seeing) is useless here unless one is able to embrace an opposing feeling or affection. Like the … Continue reading

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The human species is even above “stardust”

Modern scientists, even those who dabble in occult ideas, believe we come from the same special material that the stars of the universe are made of. However, according to scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, we are even more special than that. We … Continue reading

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True spiritual temptation is very personal and heart-felt

There are those who genuinely seek God’s guidance but who fail to grasp the real process of spiritual cleansing through temptations (spiritual combat). Many think that making a choice between an outwardly negative action and a more positive action is … Continue reading

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A season for bells

I 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 … Continue reading

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