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“Magical” seeds

Seeds are remarkable little packages. They contain the patterning principles or template for bringing even more exalted and complex structures into existence— like plants and majestic trees. All seeds are means of bringing new life into the world. Magical seeds … Continue reading

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Why this Swedenborgian likes Gurdjieff

I am a Swedeborgian Christian who has also embraced the ideas of George Gurdjieff. Allow me to share with you one big, big reason. Perhaps Emanuel Swedenborg’s most shocking theological claim is that there was once a more ancient Word … Continue reading

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Imagine that!

The human imagination is an amazing function. One of its most charming occupations is to give all sorts of things human names. We give human names to our pets, our boats, our fighter planes, and even our sexual organs (like … Continue reading

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Swedenborg and the legendary Piasa Bird

I live about a half-hour’s drive from the city of Alton, Illinois. On the nearby bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River is an ancient petroglyph created by American Indians. This ancient artwork depicts a bloodthirsty dragon-type creature. The Beast’s gaze is … Continue reading

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Kissing Frogs for Science and God

There is a well-known Fairy Tale of a beautiful princess who kisses a frog and turns it into a prince. What is less well known is that this imaginative story contains a deep knowledge of neuroscience and spiritual transformation. Allow … Continue reading

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