Category Archives: Spirituality

The Face of Truth Turned into the Face of Good

Selection from Apocalypse Revealed ~ Emanuel Swedenborg It is to be known that no man has any spiritual good from the Lord, except through truths from the Word; for the truths of the Word are in the light of heaven, … Continue reading

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The Destructive Nature of the Love of Self and the Love of the World

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg They who are in the loves of self and of the world cannot possibly believe that they are in things so filthy and unclean as they actually are in, for there is a … Continue reading

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Life Appears as Man’s Own

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg the goods which are of faith and of charity cannot be given to man nor to angel so as to be their own, for men and angels are only recipients, or forms accommodated … Continue reading

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The Cupidity of Gain and the Avaricious

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Ye are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44) [T]he cupidity of gain and avarice has … Continue reading

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Concerning the State of Perception of the Most Ancient Church

Selection from Arcana Cœlestia ~ Emanuel Swedenborg [T]hey had perception of all things that belong to faith, almost as have the angels with whom they had communication; for the reason that their interior man, or spirit, by means also of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Love or Charity Defined

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Charity, itself, viewed in itself, is the affection of truth and good, and where that affection is, there is a life according to truths and goods — for there is no affection without a … Continue reading

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Truth Wishes to be In The Light

Selection from Apocalypse Explained ~ Emanuel Swedenborg About God and about Divine things, which are called in heaven celestial and spiritual, and in the world ecclesiastical and theological, there is thought from light; there is also thought not from light … Continue reading

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