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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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Two Opposing Spheres

Selection from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg • Evil continually breathes forth and ascends out of hell, and good continually breathes forth and descends out of heaven, because everyone is encompassed by a spiritual sphere; and that sphere flows forth … Continue reading

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How Conjunction of Heaven with the World is Effected by Means of Correspondences

Selection from Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg How conjunction of heaven with the world is effected by means of correspondences shall also be told in a few words: The Lord’s kingdom is a kingdom of ends, which are uses; … 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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Conjunction of the Lord with Angels

Selection from Divine Providence ~ Emanuel Swedenborg All conjunction in the spiritual world is effected by means of looking [*by intent regard].  When any one there is thinking about another from a desire to speak with him, the other immediately … Continue reading

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Only One Fountain of Life

From Heaven and Hell ~ Emanuel Swedenborg Abide in Me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the … Continue reading

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