Enthusiasm – How to find it?

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How keen are you to get up in the morning and follow your ordinary day? Have you the enthusiasm needed to do what is fulfilling and good? “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”. (Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher) With inspiration, and the enthusiasm that goes along with it, we have energy for living life to … Continue reading Enthusiasm – How to find it?

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

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

Ghost – Why believe in spirits?

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These days the notion of a ghost is usually limited to the world of fiction. Tales of such apparitions have been found in every culture. The ghost hunting theme has been featured in reality television series in the West. The traditional popular image is of something wispy and translucent. Yet we tend not to actually … Continue reading Ghost – Why believe in spirits?

Criminals – Are some people just bad?

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You might think some saints and criminals are basically good or bad. • Mother Teresa devoted her life to the care and service of the poor. • Zacarias Moussaoui participated in the 9/11 terrorist conspiracy which resulted in the death of 2,996 people, and at least $10 billion in damage. • Nelson Mandela was a … Continue reading Criminals – Are some people just bad?

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?

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.

Spiritual awakening – How to discover it?

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Who doesn’t wonder whether happiness that lasts is ever possible and if so what does one have to do to bring it about? Will this need to involve some form of spiritual awakening and if so how do you discover it? Spiritual awakening and contemporary culture Much of materialist science has it that we are … Continue reading Spiritual awakening – How to discover it?

Victims of unsolved crime — Getting justice?

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Violence in a neighbourhood makes victims and other residents uneasy or anxious about going out, especially at night. A feeling of safety is a critical factor in a community’s quality of life. Knowing that a mugger, who is prepared to do harm, is still at large, creates community concern. In the UK, less than 1 … Continue reading Victims of unsolved crime — Getting justice?