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 definitely worthy of further investigation.

Proof of God — Is this possible?

Proof of God

In these days of science, unless we can be certain about something, we do rather tend to remain sceptical. For example how many people believe in fairies, UFOs, or ghosts? Likewise without proof of God some people are non-religious. The book Proof of Heaven describes alleged experiences of the afterlife. Best selling author Dr Eben … Continue reading Proof of God — Is this possible?

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?

What Are Heaven and Hell?

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Are Heaven and Hell real places? Are they states of mind? Are they just fabrications created by religious organizations? This is Emanuel Swedenborg’s take on it from offTheLeftEye Most of the material for this video was pulled from his book Heaven and Hell. You can download it for free here if you want more context … Continue reading What Are Heaven and Hell?

What is the destiny of very bad people?

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Very bad people have always been with us. In many mythological and religious traditions, hell is a place of judgment i.e. endless torture and punishment for bad conduct during life on earth. But these days, hell has got a big problem and, like the idea of evil, isn’t much talked about outside religious circles. Although … Continue reading What is the destiny of very bad people?

What are Swedenborg’s main spiritual principles?

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There is a Divine Creative Source whose essence is unconditional Love and Wisdom. This Divine Source shows itself through humanity as a Universal Spirit. The human mind can be perceived symbolically in the world of Nature. Outward appearances are often illusory, veiling a deeper spiritual reality. We are spiritual as well as physical beings and … Continue reading What are Swedenborg’s main spiritual principles?

What can we learn from ancient Egypt?

Swedenborg on hieroglyphics

In the 18th century, when modern Egyptology was just beginning to be introduced to the Western world, and before even the hieroglyphics were deciphered, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Swedish scientist and a Christian mystic wrote,: “The Egyptians were in possession of religious representatives and symbolic signs. Their hieroglyphics served to denote spiritual realities: and people knew … Continue reading What can we learn from ancient Egypt?

Inconsistencies in the Bible – Why?

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Don’t many people, who have given up on the Christian churches, just see inconsistencies in the Bible? Maybe. But the footballer Darren Bent doesn’t mind. He reads the Bible every day before he gets up and finds this has helped him cope with missing out on England’s Euro 2012 squad through injury. What makes this … Continue reading Inconsistencies in the Bible – Why?

Which book to read first?

Swedenborg wrote many fascinating books for those interested in profound issues. But where does one start? Which one to read first? Dr Jonathen Rose tackles this question in this 6 minutes video giving a brief summary of some of the main titles. And in his new book Garden of Theology he gives further advice. [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG4ZF4DV_IU]