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. Exercises are based on the teachings of 18th-century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg but can be used by anyone regardless of faith tradition.
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.
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.
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.
Now available in audio format, Divine Providence offers Swedenborg’s solution to the “problem of evil”—that is, to the question of how one is to reconcile the notion of a loving God with the existence of evil, hardship, and suffering.
Andrea Garrison’s mother, Mattie Pearl, showed a special connection to the other side in the weeks leading up to her passing. In retelling the story, Andrea reflects on similar crossings and on the presence of angels in all of our lives.
The New Century Edition translation of one of Swedenborg’s most-loved works is now available in audio format. Divine Love and Wisdom is an exploration of the nature of God and the universe itself.
The nineteenth and final volume of the annual Chrysalis Reader anthology explores the patterns that shape and define our lives through poetry, essays, and short fiction.