New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society

Book launch and talk. Sunday 8 November 2015 | Doors open 2.00 pm (talk at 2.30) | Clissold House, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 9HJ Tickets only £4 (includes free glass of wine). Click here to book. To launch his new book, New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society (London: Swedenborg … Continue reading New Jerusalem: the good city and the good society

God – Why absent from the world?

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Turn on the TV news and you can feel overwhelmed by all the bad stuff – atrocities by terrorists, horrors of genocide, suffering of homeless destitution and that is not to mention the menace of pollution, and crime. You think of something terrible and you won’t have far to look for it. Who cannot see … Continue reading God – Why absent from the world?

Swedenborg – Secrets of Heaven

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Secrets of Heaven (also titled Arcana Caelestia) by the spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, gives a verse by verse interpretation of the first two books of the Bible – Genesis and Exodus. Swedenborg maintains that such narratives as the six-days creation story and the picture of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden are not … Continue reading Swedenborg – Secrets of Heaven

Supernatural reality: Does it exist?

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The word ‘supernatural’ implies miracles can happen and supernatural beings can intervene to break the laws of nature. Supernatural belief goes back centuries e.g. the worship of Neptune and Apollo by the ancient Greeks. Most scientists regard it delusional to think that the rules of nature can be violated by supernatural beings. And so we … Continue reading Supernatural reality: Does it exist?

Bible stories – mythical nonsense?

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You may have tried reading Bible stories only to find them out of date and irrelevant to today. Even if you have struggled to understand any meaning, you may have given up on them as mythical nonsense. However, according to spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, what makes the Bible worth reading is a deeper meaning in … Continue reading Bible stories – mythical nonsense?

What is our destiny?

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In these days of social inclusion and non-discrimination, the idea of ‘judgement’ is such a suspect word. It means different things to different people and some of those interpretations can be scary. According to spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg, the notion of judgement in a next life is the process of sorting out a final and … Continue reading What is our destiny?

What is life like in a spirit world?

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Emanuel Swedenborg writes about his inner consciousness of what he calls the  World of Spirits – described as a realm for meeting people who we know, and getting used to a body that is ours and familiar but possibly more capable and better functioning than the one we left fairly recently. However, according to this … Continue reading What is life like in a spirit world?

What happens after I die?

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Death is something no-one seems happy to talk about even though it is an inevitable part of life. At some point each human body will cease to function, will stop being able to support life and it will be said to have died. And that word ‘death’ is the one people shy away from for … Continue reading What happens after I die?

Where do dreams come from?

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What’s up with dreams? Who writes the scripts for these things–and why? This is just a short and snappy little taste of the insights Swedenborg recorded into the spiritual influences on our dream-life. Takes a bit swallowing if you’re not used to his approach but definetly worthy of further investigation.