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The irony of spiritual growth

The main driving principle of personal spiritual growth is to challenge one’s egoism and self-centeredness in order to adopt a larger, more inclusive form of love with one’s fellow neighbors. Spiritually speaking, we are to view ourselves from a more … Continue reading

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Will God do anything to hurt you?

Yes. God will “do” things that cause us misery. First of all if we each lived in a perfect world, where all our personal desires were met, there would be no need for seeking a nobler spiritual life. There would … Continue reading

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Swedenborg and Gurdjieff

In the summer of 1974 I took an evening course at the School of Visual Arts in downtown Manhattan, New York. The title of the course was “Can We Survive Death?” It was here that my instructor introduced me to … Continue reading

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Just because I have damsels perform for me doesn’t mean I am sexist.

I grow many kinds of trees on my property, which started out simply as an empty “field.” There is one favorite tree in the midst of this grove that I often go to because under its wonderful shade, protective branches … Continue reading

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When armies attack nudists

It seems that God gives some people good advice for escaping an attack by an enemy army and other people bad advice. For instance, in Matthew 24:15-18, Scripture states: When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation which was … Continue reading

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The Seed and the Idea

Once upon a time there was a seed. It was an apple seed. It had landed on the ground last summer when the apple it was in fell from a branch high up on the apple tree. Over winter, a … Continue reading

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The New Jerusalem And Its Metaphysical Light

I have been maintaining through my various posts that Sacred Scripture contains a quantum vocabulary within the literal meaning of its narratives. As further evidence, I offer you the following “strange” verse concerning the Holy City, the New Jerusalem: And … Continue reading

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Loving Children for Heaven

An unexpected area that offers fertile ground for unifying science with religion is to be found from some relatively recent discoveries in neuroscience concerning the importance of love. Unlike the cerebrum, the cerebellum can continue to create new neurons within … Continue reading

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