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The mind of a philosopher, the heart of a creep

That’s me! That’s me! I have had three kinds of education. First I went to art school, then I went to seminary. These first two types of education trained my mind to appreciate challenging concepts while thinking through a creative … Continue reading

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Two big reasons why I embrace the spiritual ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff

The first and simplest reason is that after attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan for four years I formed a working appreciation of creative and abstract thought—I had developed a natural fondness for symbolic thought. Both Emanuel Swedenborg … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day “Massacre”

Most of us send cards and gifts to special loved ones for Valentine’s Day. In spite of this, marriage—which is the highest expression of true and intimate love—doesn’t work out for many people. Marriage is being massacred! Despite this lousy … Continue reading

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My daughter’s wedding was perfect—almost!

Last Saturday (June 19) my daughter Tara had her beautiful wedding ceremony aboard a yacht (called Romantica), which traveled around much of Manhattan Island.  Weather conditions were ideal and all the guests got to see the sun setting on New … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods admits transgressions

Apparently Tiger Woods has finally admitted to transgressions after a new woman has come forward with information that she had an affair with the married golfer. I think Tiger is now making the right decision to come clean—not just for … Continue reading

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The spiritual origin of the wedding veil

Renowned religious scholar and author Karen Armstrong believes that Paleolithic cave art, ancient mythology, and biblical stories like Adam and Eve were similar symbolic styles that conveyed an early form of psychology. Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg took this idea even further. … Continue reading

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The origin of women wearing jewelry

According to theologian Emanuel Swedenborg, the custom of women wearing jewelry has its roots in spiritual symbolism. In other words, the wearing of jewelry was more than a means to enhance one’s physical appearance and attractiveness, it symbolized the inner … Continue reading

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Where does morality come from?

The clergy will tell you that morality comes from religion. Scientists like Richard Dawkins however, will state that morality is just another strategy used by “selfish” genes to increase the odds of their survival through replication. A moral society favors … Continue reading

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Sexual Intercourse In Heaven

Heaven would not be heaven unless one could continue to partake in all the enjoyments and pleasures of life after the death of the physical body. This includes marriage and sexual intercourse. To grasp this we have to take into … Continue reading

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The Stone That Reached Heaven

Once upon a time in a far away kingdom, there lived a most beautiful, but very sad, princess. Her beauty was so astounding that her father, the king, did not believe any man was worthy of asking for her hand … Continue reading

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