Monthly Archives: May 2016

Correspondence Between Spiritual and Natural Birth

Excerpt from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Regeneration is effected in a manner analogous to that in which man is conceived, carried in the womb, born and educated. In man there is a perpetual correspondence between what takes place … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather flock together…

Selection from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Like are drawn spontaneously as it were to their like; for with their like they are as if with their own and at home, but with others they are as if with … Continue reading

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Charity, or Love to the Neighbor, and Good Works

From True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Faith and charity are conjoined like truth and good, and these two like light and heat in spring. This is said because spiritual light, which is the light that goes forth from the … Continue reading

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The Abodes of the Lord in Man

From Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Man’s soul, which lives after death, is his spirit, and is in complete form a man; the soul of this form is the will and understanding, and the soul of these is … Continue reading

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Desiring and Longing to Change

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Any one may confirm himself in favor of the Divine from things visible in nature, when he sees larvae –¬†from the delight of some impulse, desiring and longing to change their … Continue reading

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Doing Uses From the Lord

Excerpt from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The essence of spiritual love is doing good to others, not for the sake of self but for the sake of others; infinitely more is this the essence of Divine Love. … Continue reading

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By Abusing Rationality and Freedom …

From Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The origin of evil is from the abuse of the capacities proper to man –¬†rationality and freedom. By rationality is meant the capacity to understand what is true and thereby what is … Continue reading

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