Swedenborg – Who was he?

Swedenborg

In the eighteenth century it was still possible to be knowledgeable in many branches of science. Thus an eminent scientist, such as Emanuel Swedenborg, was able to write books in various subjects including theoretical physics, physiology, and psychology. His scientific study was actually done in his spare time. Day job for Swedenborg His day job, … Continue reading Swedenborg – Who was he?

Who am I?

Who am I

John: Who am I? Where do I come from and where am I going? Sally: What do you mean by asking “Who am I?” Don’t you know? You haven’t had a knock on the head or something and got amnesia? You are John. The bloke who works at the bank and plays rugby on Sunday … Continue reading Who am I?

Aborigines: What can they teach us?

Aborigines

It has been suggested that the Australian Aborigine is primitive and uneducated; an animist who uses ritual to win the favour of the spirits controlling food, shelter, and fertility and to ward off malevolent spirits. Despite what sounds to the western mind as believing in superstition, these semi-nomads have shown enormous intelligence by hunting and foraging for food, and thus surviving, in extreme conditions of the arid bush-land and desert wastes for over 30,000 years.

And so the question arises whether there is anything of value in their way of life which can benefit us all today?

Did Swedenborg have universal consciousness?

The idea that consciousness may exist independently of the physical body is often widely disputed from all sides and often ridiculed. In this short video Jonathan Rose describes Swedenborg’s different levels of universal awareness. There is a comment on this by Outer Streams’ interviewer Andy Nesky [youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhVdqqZHteo]

Reincarnation – How plausible is it?

reincarnation

More people in the West are becoming interested in the concept of reincarnation. They are attracted to the idea that the human spirit lives on beyond death. I suspect they have lost patience with two specific doctrines of traditional Christian religion. Instead of reincarnation, final destiny according to actions in one life The first of … Continue reading Reincarnation – How plausible is it?

Multiculturalism — good or bad?

multiculturalism

Anders Behring Breivik murdered dozens of people in cold blood in Norway as a horrendous way of protesting about Islamic immigration. How should we respond? By reiterating democratic liberal values in favour of multiculturalism? Or seeing a warning sign about a society’s limits to tolerance of what is alien?