Monthly Archives: September 2017

When Truth Becomes the ‘Truth of Intelligence’

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Nothing but truths constitute intelligence, since those who are in truths from good are in intelligence; for through truths from good the intellectual mind is in the light of heaven, and the light … Continue reading

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Finding Respiration Similar To One’s Own

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Love, when purified by wisdom in the understanding, becomes spiritual and celestial. Man is born natural, but in the measure in which his understanding is raised into the light of heaven, … Continue reading

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Such As The Love Is, Such Is The Wisdom, Such Is The Man

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Such as the love is, such is the wisdom, consequently such is the man.  For such as the love and wisdom are, such are the will and understanding, since the will … Continue reading

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The Seat of the Understanding and of the Will

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten diadems, and upon his heads a name of blasphemy (Revelation 13:1) … Continue reading

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What is Meant by Fallacies

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The many things that man reasons and forms conclusions about from the natural man without spiritual light, that is, without the light of the understanding enlightened by the Lord, are called fallacies — … Continue reading

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Every Single Expression, Every Single Idea, Every Single Thought

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.  O generation of vipers, how can ye, … Continue reading

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From Being Natural — To Become Spiritual

Selection from The Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Three Things Must Be Considered It is by means of these two faculties—rationality and liberty—that man is reformed and regenerated by the Lord; and without them he cannot be reformed and regenerated. … Continue reading

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