Monthly Archives: February 2018

Angelic Description of Conscience

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg We have heard in heaven that you have presented in succession your opinions about conscience, and that you have all regarded it as some mental pain which infests the head with heaviness, and … Continue reading

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Man’s Book of Life

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah. (Exodus 24:4) That this signifies an impressing thereafter on the life, is evident from the signification of “writing,” as being to impress on the life….From … Continue reading

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Freedom to Speak and Publish

Selections from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Thought is like the inflowing stream, and speech therefrom is like the basin. In a word, influx adapts itself to efflux, and in like manner the understanding from above adapts itself to … Continue reading

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From Things External ‘Seeing Things Internal’

Passage from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Sight of the Interior Man which from Things External Sees Things Internal Things internal are led forth, when with the eyes of the body a man contemplates the starry heaven, and thence … Continue reading

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The Divine Lies Hidden in the Word

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Word is wonderful in this respect — it is Divine as to every jot, for every word corresponds to some spiritual thing which may be said to be stored up within it, … Continue reading

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What is Meant by the Coming of the Lord?

Selection from Emanuel Swedenborg’s The Athanasian Creed Where the Lord, in the presence of His disciples, speaks about the consummation of the age, which is the last period of the Church, towards the end of the predictions regarding its successive … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Affections

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In general, there are affections of truth from two sources, namely, from a natural and from a spiritual source. Those who are in the affection of truth from a natural source look first … Continue reading

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