Category Archives: Religion

The Mule of the Wilderness

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Representative of one who is endowed with such a rational In the Word there is frequent mention of horses, horsemen, mules, and asses; and as yet no one has known that these signify … Continue reading

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A Man Shall Be Judged According To His Deeds

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All things of the three degrees of the natural mind are included in the deeds that are done by the acts of the body. All things of the mind, that is, … Continue reading

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Raised Above the Animus

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is a law of the divine providence that man should be led and taught by the Lord from heaven by means of the Word and by means of doctrine and preachings from … Continue reading

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The Inexpressible Power of the Word

Selection from True Christian Religion ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Hardly anyone at this day knows that there is any power in truths; for truth is supposed to be nothing more than a statement uttered by someone in authority, which ought for … Continue reading

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At the Perception of the Rational Good

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The separation thereof from the memory-knowledges, in the natural man, at the perception of rational good What it is to be separated from the natural man – the affection of truth is separated … Continue reading

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The Life of the Rational Man

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is to be known concerning the rational man in general that it is said to receive life, to be in the womb, and to be born, when the man begins to think … Continue reading

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Vessels Formed to Receive Celestial Communication

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Regarded in itself, the truth learned from childhood is nothing but a vessel adapted to the reception of what is celestial. Truth has no life from itself, but only from the celestial that … Continue reading

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