Category Archives: Spirituality

Heavenly Marriages Induce Forms on the Souls and Minds of their Partner

Selection from Conjugial Love ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In the natural world it is not so apparent that marriages induce other forms on souls and minds, for here souls and minds are enclosed in a material body, through which the mind … Continue reading

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Love and Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The Divine with those who have faith in the Lord is love and charity. By Love is meant love to the Lord; by Charity,” love toward the neighbor. Love to the Lord cannot … Continue reading

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How to React with God

Selection from Divine Love and Wisdom ~ Emanuel Swedenborg In everything created by God there is reaction. In Life alone there is action; reaction is caused by the action of Life. Because reaction takes place when any created thing is … Continue reading

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There is No Charity Apart from Works of Charity

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Those who are in charity, that is, in love to the neighbor (from which is the delight in pleasures that is alive), pay no regard to the enjoyment of pleasures except on account … Continue reading

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External Worship Being Merely The Effect

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Abram pitched his tent, and came and dwelt in the oak-groves of Mamre that are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to Jehovah. (Genesis 13:18) And there he built an … Continue reading

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The Connection of Angles with Man

From Last Judgment ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • The human race is the foundation on which heaven is built, because man is the final creation; and what is created last is the foundation of all that precedes. Creation began with the … Continue reading

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The Substances or Forms are the Determining Subjects

Selection from Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All things in the mind of man have been arranged into series, and as it were into bundles; and into series within series, or into bundles within bundles. That there is such an … Continue reading

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