Tag Archives: subconscious mind

Creating a predatory inner dictate

It took awhile for me to connect my habitual consciousness and knowledge to my inner conscience (what Emanuel Swedenborg calls the sacred data of one’s “remains”). The special functioning of my remains within my internal natural mind (subconscious mind) represents a … Continue reading

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The minister gets a shocking brain scan

Once upon a time a church minister got a call from a neuroscientist friend to come over to his lab—quickly. The two knew each other because the neuroscientist was a member of the minister’s church congregation. Minister: “What’s up? I … Continue reading

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Hypnotism, blood circulation and spirituality

One of the things I admire about Emanuel Swedenborg’s theology is that he always found ways to explain highly abstract ideas with tangible biological processes. Blood-flow is just one such example that he used to make an analogy between the … Continue reading

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Anatomical theology (for Easter meditation)

Once upon a time there lived a fellow by the name of Ollie. He was just back from attending a Swedenborgian Church for Easter service and was in a contemplative mood. Something miraculous had occurred to the Lord Jesus’ physical … Continue reading

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The theological importance of Swedenborg’s science

Emanuel Swedenborg was a bold scientist who turned into a bold theologian. This move was more seamless than most students and researchers of his Writings suspect. I would even like to stick my neck out and make the pronouncement that … Continue reading

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Sacred Residue

One of the big ideas that separate Emanuel Swedenborg’s theology of salvation over other religious doctrines is the concept of spiritual “remains.” In this unique heavenly doctrine Swedenborg puts forth the dynamic concept of ultimate causality that all life comes … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be made in the image and likeness of God?

This topic requires several layers of exposition. For instance, someone inclined to think of this topic from a corporeal/sensual level, that is, from things learned in the physical world, may simply conclude that God has ten fingers and toes like … Continue reading

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