These two short works, which Swedenborg originally published separately, discuss two topics that are closely intertwined. In Life, he focuses on the conscious process of spiritual rebirth and reviews the inner sense of the Ten Commandments. In Faith, Swedenborg rejects the notion of faith without rational sense, defining faith as inner recognition of what is true, and he emphasizes that true faith occurs only when we love others and treat them well.
Throughout his writings, the eighteenth-century scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg uses the term “Lord” to mean Jesus Christ as the embodiment of God. In this short work, he emphasizes that the trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not three coexisting divine Persons but are three aspects within one divine Person—Jesus in his resurrection.
Drawing on decades of group work, the authors offer simple techniques that unlock joy and personal growth in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. For spiritual growth groups, the book includes resources for facilitators; for those working alone, it includes transcripts of real-life group discussions so the reader can share in the group experience.
Swedish scientist-turned-seer Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) described regeneration, or spiritual growth and rebirth, as a lifelong process of transforming our inner selves through acts of love and kindness. This book brings together excerpts from his theological writings that illustrate how—and why—this earth-based, love-focused process works.
The New Century Edition translation of Swedenborg’s most popular and influential work is now available in audio format. Heaven and Hell is a powerful affirmation that we are all born for heaven, regardless of background or religion, and that the choices we make in this world shape our destiny in the next.
Swedenborg’s first major theological work, Secrets of Heaven, reveals the unseen realms that await beyond death. In this second of fifteen volumes, Swedenborg discusses the nature of heaven and the perceptions of the spirits that live there. In addition, the work offers a detailed examination of Genesis 9-15, including the story of the tower of Babel.
In this collection of writings from Emanuel Swedenborg’s classic Heaven and Hell, Swedenborg describes the process of dying as he experienced it personally. He goes on to discuss what happens to newly arrived souls in the afterlife, and how a process of self-discovery allows everyone to find their ideal eternal home.
In 2010, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences hosted their first-ever academic symposium on Emanuel Swedenborg. The papers presented during this symposium represent research from top scholars from all over the world. This resulting volume is a gem for anyone interested in better understanding this influential figure.
A collection of Swedenborg’s most compelling writings about angels―what heaven is like, how angels live and love, and how they keep watch over the people on earth. For people who have never read Swedenborg’s works before, this book serves as a vivid travelogue through the afterlife as Swedenborg witnessed it.