Category Archives: Spirituality

A Shell Without A Kernel

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these … Continue reading

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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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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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Knowledges and Truths, Like the Soul are Real — not Abstractions

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg ∙ Knowledges and truths are things no more abstracted from the purest substances of the interior man, that is, of the spirit, than sight is abstracted from its organ the eye, or than … Continue reading

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Understanding Man’s State, Elevation and Approach to the Lord

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg ∙ From creation man has an ability to be more and more nearly conjoined with the Lord. … ∙ There are three discrete degrees or degrees of height in man from creation. These three … Continue reading

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What is Heaven? — What is Hell?

From Arcana Coelestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and … Continue reading

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The Good of Faith is Not Possible Without Works

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg The good of faith produces works, because the good of faith is not possible without works, just as thinking good and willing good are not possible without doing good. The one is the … Continue reading

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