Film about Emanuel Swedenborg Written and presented by the novelist Philip Makatrewicz, the documentary explores the central themes of Swedenborg’s life and work, charting his journey from scientific genius to mystical savant – messiah to some, madman to others. Examining the influence his vast and varied writings have had in the spheres of science, literature, … Continue reading Heaven, Hell & Other Places
Being religious seems to be going out of fashion. However, one growth area is the new spiritual self-help industry. This is said to be a commercial filling of the gap left by the decline of Christianity. These days you can pay for any amount of books, courses, residential retreats, audio tapes, videos and conferences. All … Continue reading Do I have to be religious to be spiritual?
Soul Awakening – the Divine Allegory of our inner spiritual creation Swedenborg House, 20 – 21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH Saturday 27th April & 18th May, 1st June & 13th July 10 am – 12.30 pm Cost per session: £10 (£8 concs.) These four Saturday mornings are for those who want to explore some … Continue reading Soul Awakening workshops
Nature is a wonderful thing. Individuals and governments are committed to showing more respect for the environment rather than carelessly destroying it. Concern about the sustainability of the planet and its protection is a contemporary attitude that is becoming quite common. I feel it reflects a spiritual sensitivity to the goodness of the unspoilt natural … Continue reading What can I learn from nature?
So there might be some questions that don’t seem to get the answer you want. Why aren’t you giving me better stuff? Why don’t you give me what I want? Why aren’t you making my life easier? But how is this helping you grow? Find out more by watching this eye catching and attractive short … Continue reading Are you asking the right questions?
Control of breathing is related to meditation. When you are meditating you very probably have great difficulty attending just to one thing. The mind wanders off and it takes great practice to stay focused. You are distracted by extraneous sounds, random thoughts, an itch, a worry. The original centre of attention disappears several times. You … Continue reading How does control of breathing help with meditation?
It is sometimes argued that watching porn helps some adults with a low libido become more sexually aroused, and also that with some people it reduces anxiety and even adds spice and novelty to their sex life with their partner. However, such ideas perhaps need to be treated with caution, given the wide continuum of … Continue reading Where is the harm in watching porn?
How do I find and keep to my path? If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. (Buddhist proverb) Saturday 20th April 10am – 4pm Venue: Greenhill New Church Centre 177 Leicester Road New Barnet, Herts. EN5 5EB Helen is a spiritual seeker whose journey has … Continue reading Workshop: Signposts and Way markers
Sarah Darling dropped some coins from her purse into a begging cup. Without her realising it, her diamond ring accidentally was dropped into the cup as well. This was in Kansas where homeless man Billy Ray Harris was tempted to pawn the ring that had fallen into his hands. Instead, he waited for the owner … Continue reading Resisting temptation
A residential weekend From Friday 08 March 2013 – 16:00 to Sunday 10 March 2013 – 14:00 Purley Chase Centre, Warwickshire This event is about relationships and partnerships between men and women. To explore what it is that makes a man a man and a woman a woman and how to use this knowledge to … Continue reading Two to Tango – The Dance Goes On