Human nature – Does it exist?

human nature

By Stephen Russell-Lacy. There are lots of cultural and individual differences between people, but do humans have something innately in common? According to philosopher John Locke, there is no such thing as human nature. In his view, the mind is at birth a “blank slate” without rules, so data are added, and rules for processing … Continue reading Human nature – Does it exist?

Swedenborg on spirituality.

Swedenborg

Who was Swedenborg? What did he teach? What did he have to say about human nature, individual development, personal choice, human destiny, innocent suffering, God, and Christ?

Swedenborg’s God

Swedenborg’s writings are a deep and rich treasure trove of spiritual insights into human nature, spiritual development and the constant presence of the Divine who is always loving, creating and providing for the created. To gain anything of real value the searcher is drawn and challenged to understand deep concepts. But an openness to be … Continue reading Swedenborg’s God

Healing of the spirit – How?

healing

Some people wonder whether human beings can change. Another way of putting it is to ask whether they can find spiritual healing. I would suggest that the answer depends on our view of human nature. We all know that there are differences in the temperaments of children. Some cry more easily and some sleep less soundly. As the child … Continue reading Healing of the spirit – How?