Monthly Archives: March 2017

More Than Presence: Conjunction

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg There are two things which make the Church and thence heaven with man – the truth of faith and the good of life.  The truth of faith effects the Lord’s presence, and the good … Continue reading

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If God is ONLY Good, How did Evil Come into Existence?

A Portion from Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg How could evil come into existence when from creation nothing but good had existed? That anything may come into existence, it must have its origin. Good could not be the origin of … Continue reading

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Wishing To Be Wise From Self-intelligence

From Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg As “to eat” signifies to appropriate to oneself, it can be seen what is signified by: Eating of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise (Rev. 2:7); namely, to … Continue reading

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Truly Wise or Insane

Selection from Interaction of Soul and Body ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The man who is affected with the love of wisdom is like the garden in Eden, in which there are two trees, the one of life, and the other of … Continue reading

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What is meant by “the tree of life,” what by “the tree of knowledge of good and evil,” and what by “eating” of them?

From Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg A tree signifies man; and its fruit signifies the good of life. By the tree of life, therefore, is meant man living from God, or God living in man. And as love and wisdom, … Continue reading

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Activity in the World of Spirits

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In general there are with man spirits of such a quality as is the man himself.  If he is avaricious, there are spirits who are avaricious; if he is haughty, there are haughty spirits; … Continue reading

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Life ‘Variously Received’ According to the Form of the Receiving Vessel

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The influx from the spiritual world into man is in general of such a nature that man cannot think or will anything of himself, but everything flows in; good and truth from the Lord … Continue reading

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